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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 Significantly 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.

        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        SX230 HS:14x
        SX200 IS:12x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $235 - $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 SX210 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Travel zoom

        $399

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        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 ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $199

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $354

        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 SX220 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Travel zoom

        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $194

        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 SX230 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 510 HS

        Canon ELPH 510 HS

        Travel zoom

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Significantly smaller
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $252

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

        Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

        Travel zoom

        $499

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Size Much smaller
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro capability

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