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

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.9
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,152k dots

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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
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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
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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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.5" vs 3"
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Around 20% larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,152k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution 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
101×59×22 mm vs 106×59×33 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
Cheaper
$105.00 vs $229.88
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The best price we've seen is $125 cheaper (2.2x 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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              SX230 HS3"
              WB2103.5"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              SX230 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              WB210
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              SX230 HSNone
              WB2103,200 ISO
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX230 HS3,200 ISO
              WB2101,600 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX230 HS14x
              WB21012x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $678 - $798

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Pro digicam

              $130

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $231 - $236

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $282

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Samsung WB210 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $175

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Samsung CL80

              Samsung CL80

              Compact

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $216

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Samsung WB700

              Samsung WB700

              Travel zoom

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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