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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB210

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.9
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,152k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 100x59x22 mm
 
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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
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
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
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size Significantly smaller 100x59x22 mm vs 106x59x33 mm
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Around 40% smaller
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $149.00 vs $189.00
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              SX230 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
              WB210:Lens
              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

              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
              5 cm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX230 HS:14x
              WB210:12x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149 - $179

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

              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

              $280

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

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $484 - $532

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $300

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $330 - $389

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

              Samsung WB210 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $199

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $145

              Zoom More zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $300 body only

              $311 - $400 with 22mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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