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

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

52

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Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

49

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Runner-up
     

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 SX200 IS.
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
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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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$350.00 vs $389.99
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/3200 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              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
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX200 IS:460 ms
              SX210 IS:390 ms
              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
              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
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SX200 IS:$389.99
              SX210 IS:$350.00
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $150

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              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 Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $239

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $218 - $400

              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200 - $207

              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $248

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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