Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x31 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
220 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Size
Really small
Compact 103x61x38 mm
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2000 ms startup delay
Macro focus
Great macro
0 cm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX200 IS

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Macro focus Much better macro capability 0 cm vs 5 cm
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Almost the same
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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 105x59x31 mm vs 103x61x38 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Zoom Slightly more zoom 14x vs 12x
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Around 40% more zoom
Thickness Thinner 1.3" vs 1.5"
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Around 20% thinner
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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 Common Weaknesses
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        SX200 IS:460 ms
        SX210 IS:390 ms
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Weight Heavy Help
        220 g
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Size Large Help
        SX200 IS:103x61x38 mm
        SX210 IS:105x59x31 mm
        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 Common Weaknesses

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

        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        SX200 IS:12x
        SX210 IS:14x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $206

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279 - $368

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $265

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Travel zoom

        $249

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $448

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $292 - $300

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

        Travel zoom

        $230

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Size Much larger

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $185

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom Less zoom
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $319

        GPS Has a GPS
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive

        appearance

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