Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Samsung WB210

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Samsung WB210

65

Runner-up

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

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,152k dots
Size
Really small
Compact (101×59×22 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

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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
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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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 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
Significantly 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
$138.00 vs $229.99
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The best price we've seen is $92 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX230 HS3,200 ISO
              WB2101,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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 SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $400

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

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

              Samsung WB210 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $209

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

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $166

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Samsung TL350

              Samsung TL350

              Compact

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Samsung TL320

              Samsung TL320

              Compact

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              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 size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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