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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
290 ms shutter lag
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX220 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
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        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:Sensor shift, Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        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
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        3.2 fps
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        210 shots
        Size Large Help
        Compact 106x59x33 mm
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
        5 cm
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        14x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $235 - $300

        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 SX210 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Travel zoom

        $484 - $532

        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $280

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $242

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Travel zoom

        $143

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $252

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

        Travel zoom

        $269

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot G16

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Pro digicam

        $499

        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 SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $354

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Supports 24p No 24p support

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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