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

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Really small
Size
Compact 105x59x31 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
0 cm
 

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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Weight Heavy Help
              220 g
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $404

              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

              $179 - $180

              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 S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $239

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $244 - $400

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $140

              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $270 - $360

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $300

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

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