Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
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 SX210 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS over the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS.

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Advantages of the Canon SX220 HS

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.2 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX220 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$299.00 vs $379.00
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The best price we've seen is $80 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX210 IS

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Size
Slightly smaller
106×59×32 mm vs 106×59×33 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.3" vs 1.3"
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Almost the same
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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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX220 HS3,200 ISO
              SX210 IS1,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX220 HS3.2 fps
              SX210 IS0.7 fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $439

              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 SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $431 - $500

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Zoom Less zoom

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $170

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

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              simontemplar (9:10 PM, January 02, 2012)
              fantastic canon...no one can beat sx230