Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact 106x59x33 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB210

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,152k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 100x59x22 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$214.99 vs $393.37
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The best price we've seen is $178 cheaper (around 50% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Samsung WB210

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,152k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.5" vs 3.0"
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Around 20% larger screen
Size
Significantly smaller
100x59x22 mm vs 106x59x33 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.9 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the WB210's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 1.3"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
174 g vs 215 g
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Around 20% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
3,200 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              SX230 HS:Lens, Sensor shift
              WB210:Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              SX230 HS:None
              WB210:3,200 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
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              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $350

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $270 - $360

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $391

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Samsung WB210 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $349 body only

              $498 - $748 with 12-32mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $342 body only

              $359 - $530 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger

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