Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

55

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second

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.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$251 - $349

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Travel zoom

$199

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$186

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
GPS No built-in GPS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Waterproof

$148 - $178

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Travel zoom

$109 - $119

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Travel zoom

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

discussion

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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