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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 106x59x33 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Size
Really small
Compact 105x60x34 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 
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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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the SX230 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size Slightly smaller 106x59x33 mm vs 105x60x34 mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.2 fps vs 1 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.3"
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Almost the same
Weight Slightly lighter 215 g vs 222 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-H90

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Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom More zoom 16x vs 14x
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More than 30% more zoom
Battery life Longer battery life 290 shots vs 210 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
Lowest price Cheaper $150.99 vs $202.89
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The best price we've seen is $52 cheaper (around 30% less)
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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              SX230 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
              DSC-H90:Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX230 HS:215 g
              DSC-H90:222 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              SX230 HS:106x59x33 mm
              DSC-H90:105x60x34 mm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX230 HS:3.2 fps
              DSC-H90:1 fps
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $115 - $149

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $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

              $199 - $200

              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

              $467 - $502

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $251

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $159

              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188 - $224

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $340

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              appearance

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

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