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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX230 HS

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the SX230 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Size Smaller 106x59x33 mm vs 103x61x38 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Zoom Slightly more zoom 14x vs 12x
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Around 40% more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX230 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Thinner 1.3" vs 1.5"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon SX200 IS

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Macro focus Much better macro capability 0 cm vs 5 cm
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Almost the same
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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
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        SX230 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
        SX200 IS:Lens
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Weight Heavy Help
        SX230 HS:215 g
        SX200 IS:220 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        SX230 HS:1.3"
        SX200 IS:1.5"
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Size Large Help
        SX230 HS:106x59x33 mm
        SX200 IS:103x61x38 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.

        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        SX230 HS:14x
        SX200 IS:12x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $320

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $368

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Travel zoom

        $240

        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $292 - $300

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Travel zoom

        $249

        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $259

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $195

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Travel zoom

        $269

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

        Travel zoom

        $230

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $448 - $580

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $225

        Size Much smaller
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

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