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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 106x59x33 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Size
Really small
Compact 103x61x38 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
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Weight
Light-weight
220 g
 
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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
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
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
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
Lowest price Cheaper $199.99 vs $379.00
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The best price we've seen is $179 cheaper (around 50% less)
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 Significantly better macro capability 0 cm vs 5 cm
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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 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.

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $225 - $300

              Zoom Has significantly 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 SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Has significantly 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 SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $399

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $354

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $213

              Zoom Has significantly 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 SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $252

              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 SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $185

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $479 - $598

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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