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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
290 ms shutter lag
 

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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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
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
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 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.2 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Canon SX210 IS

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Size Slightly smaller 105x59x31 mm vs 106x59x33 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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recommendations

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

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Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Canon PowerShot SX220 HS 59

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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Weight Heavy Help
        SX220 HS:215 g
        SX210 IS:220 g
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        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
        SX220 HS:3.2 fps
        SX210 IS:0.7 fps
        Size Large Help
        SX220 HS:106x59x33 mm
        SX210 IS:105x59x31 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
        GPS No built-in GPS Help
        Missing geo-tagging
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $189 - $199

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        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 SX200 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

        Travel zoom

        $269

        Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $300

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $252

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $330 - $389

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

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $451

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Zoom Less zoom

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS.

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        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
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        simontemplar (9:10 PM, January 02, 2012)
        fantastic canon...no one can beat sx230