Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Samsung WB210

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
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

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

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
Help
Get that real film feel
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly 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
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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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              SX230 HS:None
              WB210:3,200 ISO
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX230 HS:14x
              WB210:12x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $190

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $536 body only

              $579 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $368

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

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $151 - $180

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $345

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Samsung WB210 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $230

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

              Compact

              $280

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Significantly smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $330

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Samsung DV300F

              Samsung DV300F

              Ultra compact

              $199

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

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