Updated (August 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

66

Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS.
Explore our gallery of 20 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR.

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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the SX230 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Slightly smaller
106×59×33 mm vs 104×64×33 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$229.88 vs $259.79
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm F500 EXR

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
320 fps vs 240 fps
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More than 30% higher fps
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
15x vs 14x
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More than 10% more zoom
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
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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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              SX230 HS240 fps
              F500 EXR320 fps
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX230 HS3.2 fps
              F500 EXR3 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              SX230 HS106×59×33 mm
              F500 EXR104×64×33 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
              F500 EXR15x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is much smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $434

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $228

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $379

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $440

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

              Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $147

              GPS Has a GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

              Compact

              $200

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $375 - $427

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $330

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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