Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
0.0 cm

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS.

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
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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
106×59×33 mm vs 103×61×38 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 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.5"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
215 g vs 220 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Canon SX200 IS

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
0.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              SX230 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              SX200 IS
              1. Lens
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/3200 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX230 HS1.3"
              SX200 IS1.5"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX230 HS215 g
              SX200 IS220 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX230 HS3,200 ISO
              SX200 IS1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              SX230 HS106×59×33 mm
              SX200 IS103×61×38 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
              SX230 HS14x
              SX200 IS12x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299

              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $281

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $379

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $319

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $231 - $236

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $225

              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S4000

              Nikon Coolpix S4000

              Compact

              $145

              Size Much smaller
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $330

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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