Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX220 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
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
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              SX220 HS:Lens
              SX230 HS:Lens, 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
              Weight Heavy Help
              215 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              210 shots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3.2 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              Compact 106x59x33 mm
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $305

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $324

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $432 - $449

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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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