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

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

51

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Really small
Size
Compact 105x59x31 mm
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
Light-weight
Weight
220 g
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
0 cm
Size
Really small
Compact 103x61x38 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
220 g

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX200 IS

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Macro focus
Significantly 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
Significantly cheaper
$406.89 vs $592.75
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The best price we've seen is $186 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/3200 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SX200 IS$592.75
              SX210 IS$406.89
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX200 IS460 ms
              SX210 IS390 ms
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Weight Heavy Help
              220 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX200 IS1.5"
              SX210 IS1.3"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Size Large Help
              SX200 IS103x61x38 mm
              SX210 IS105x59x31 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX200 IS12x
              SX210 IS14x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

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

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $403

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

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $274

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $199 - $200

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $214

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $342 - $606

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3

              Travel zoom

              $699

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $219

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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