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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.1
Size
Really small
Compact 106x59x33 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
290 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

Size
Really small
Compact 104x63x33 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
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Around 10% smaller
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 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
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 320 fps vs 240 fps
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More than 30% higher fps
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
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 Common Weaknesses
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        SX220 HS:240 fps
        F500 EXR:320 fps
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Weight Heavy Help
        215 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        1.3"
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        SX220 HS:3.2 fps
        F500 EXR:3 fps
        Size Large Help
        SX220 HS:106x59x33 mm
        F500 EXR:104x63x33 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
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $225 - $300

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $249

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Olympus SZ-14

        Olympus SZ-14

        Digicam

        $99

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Travel zoom

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $250

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Travel zoom

        $473 - $524

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $145 - $180

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Size Much larger
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $213

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

        Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $346

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

        Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

        Travel zoom

        $186

        GPS Has a GPS
        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

        Travel zoom

        3D Takes 3D photos
        External flash Supports an external flash
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Olympus VH-520

        Olympus VH-520

        Travel zoom

        $89 - $96

        Size Significantly smaller
        Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
        Zoom Less zoom
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

        Travel zoom

        $300

        GPS Has a GPS
        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Size Larger

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