Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
290 ms shutter lag
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX220 HS

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Advantages of the Canon SX230 HS

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Lowest price
Cheaper
$214.99 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $84 cheaper (around 30% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SX220 HS1080p @ 24fps
              SX230 HS1080p @ 30fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              SX220 HSLens
              SX230 HSLens, Sensor shift
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/3200 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              215 g
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              210 shots
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3.2 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              Compact 106x59x33 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              14x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $368

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $407

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $318 - $358

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $218

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Travel zoom

              $380

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $274

              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $367 body only

              $407 - $496 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

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              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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              A2t2t (10:05 PM, February 18, 2012)
               sorry im new with the whole camera thing. just want to know how do i save raw format on the 220. tnx
               
              Fd (7:13 PM, January 21, 2012)
              Not anymore, THE sx230 also supports chdk.
               
              Ferdi (10:32 AM, September 10, 2011)
              the 220 works with the CHDK while the 230 doesn't.
              This means that you can save your pictures in RAW format only with the 220.
              This is a must have feature that makes me choose the 220 over the 230; I don't care about a built in GPS that drains the battery in a few hours. I travel with a GPS anyway and it's easy enough to geotag my pics if I want to