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

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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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

Size
Really small
Compact 104x63x33 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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
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 Lens, Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Slightly smaller 106x59x33 mm vs 104x63x33 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm F500 EXR

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Wide angle 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
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 320 fps vs 240 fps
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More than 30% higher fps
Zoom Slightly more zoom 15x vs 14x
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More than 10% more zoom
True resolution Higher true resolution 10.6 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $144.50 vs $189.00
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The best price we've seen is $45 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              SX230 HS:240 fps
              F500 EXR:320 fps
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              215 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX230 HS:3.2 fps
              F500 EXR:3 fps
              Size Large Help
              SX230 HS:106x59x33 mm
              F500 EXR:104x63x33 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $163 - $250

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $247 - $265

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

              Travel zoom

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $300

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $242 - $281

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $484 - $523

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $380 - $392

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $233

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $223 - $240

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

              Compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

              Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $265

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $338

              Size Much smaller
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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