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

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
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.
 

differences

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$299.00 vs $339.99
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The best price we've seen is $41 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX220 HS:215 g
              SX210 IS:220 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX220 HS:290 ms
              SX210 IS:390 ms
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              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

              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 SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $300

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              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
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $404

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $350

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $239

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $270 - $360

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $372

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

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