Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS vs Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS vs Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Really small
Size
Compact 106x59x33 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
290 ms shutter lag
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the SX220 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Slightly smaller
106x59x33 mm vs 104x63x33 mm
Help
Around 10% smaller
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm F500 EXR

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
320 fps vs 240 fps
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More than 30% higher fps
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
15x vs 14x
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More than 10% more zoom
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Lowest price
Cheaper
$189.95 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $109 cheaper (around 40% less)
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
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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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              SX220 HS240 fps
              F500 EXR320 fps
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SX220 HS1080p @ 24fps
              F500 EXR1080p @ 30fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              215 g
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX220 HS3.2 fps
              F500 EXR3 fps
              Size Large Help
              SX220 HS106x59x33 mm
              F500 EXR104x63x33 mm

              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
              SX220 HS14x
              F500 EXR15x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $407

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175 - $180

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $369

              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $403

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger

              Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon ELPH 510 HS

              Canon ELPH 510 HS

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Size Significantly smaller
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

              Compact

              $186

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $430

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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