Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

40

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Really small
Size
Compact (106×59×33 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
340 shots
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

Nikon Coolpix S230

Nikon Coolpix S230

Compact

$80

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Pro digicam

$379

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9

Pro digicam

$473

Aperture Wider aperture
External flash Supports an external flash
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$379

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Super zoom

$328

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

$795 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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