Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
961k dots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
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/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the SX230 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Lowest price
Cheaper
$214.99 vs $340.00
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The best price we've seen is $125 cheaper (around 40% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
961k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 210 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 3.2 fps
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Around 90% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/3200s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              SX230 HS:Lens, Sensor shift
              S8200:Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              SX230 HS:1/3200s
              S8200:1/4000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX230 HS:215 g
              S8200:213 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              SX230 HS:106x59x33 mm
              S8200:104x59x33 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX230 HS:210 shots
              S8200:250 shots
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150 - $189

              Size Is much smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $305

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

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

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $275

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $221 - $268

              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $241

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $200

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $217

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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