Updated (September, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS vs Samsung WB750

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

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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 Samsung WB700

Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 

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 213k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the SX220 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Weight
Lighter
215 g vs 245 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Samsung WB700

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size
Significantly smaller
99x59x22 mm vs 106x59x33 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 14x
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Around 70% more zoom
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 1.3"
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More than 30% thinner
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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
              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
              WB700:245 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually

              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 SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $350

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $371

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $300

              GPS Has a GPS
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $271 - $360

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              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

              Samsung WB700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $150

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $478 - $529 body only

              $590 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              $278

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Samsung WB50F

              Samsung WB50F

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $178

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Size Larger

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