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Advantages of the Canon SD870 IS

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Size
Smaller
93×59×26 mm vs 106×59×32 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the SD870 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
205 g vs 220 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon SX210 IS

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Zoom
More zoom
14x vs 3.8x
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Around 14x more zoom
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/1600s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SD870 IS1.3 fps
              SX210 IS0.7 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

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              Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
              PowerShot SD870 IS
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