Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS over the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS.
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX130 IS

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Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Lowest price
Cheaper
$204.21 vs $379.00
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The best price we've seen is $175 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX210 IS

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the SX210 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
106×59×32 mm vs 113×73×46 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Weight
Lighter
220 g vs 308 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.8"
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More than 30% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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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 digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX130 IS1 fps
              SX210 IS0.7 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $180

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix T350

              Fujifilm FinePix T350

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $139

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $170

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $366

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $205

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Larger

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Travel zoom

              $608

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $350

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

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              Adam (10:25 PM, November 13, 2011)
              SX130 (probably also sx210) does have ISO boost. It is "low light" scene mode.
               
              Indecisive (8:31 AM, December 21, 2010)
              This site gave me more information than all my hours of researching individual reviews for both the SX210 and SX130. I've bookmarked this site for future research!