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
Macro focus
Great macro
0 cm
Weight
Light-weight
220 g
 
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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
Lowest price Cheaper $269.00 vs $395.00
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The best price we've seen is $126 cheaper (more than 30% 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 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
              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
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX200 IS:1.5"
              SX210 IS:1.3"
              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 resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Size Large Help
              SX200 IS:103x61x38 mm
              SX210 IS:105x59x31 mm
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX200 IS:12x
              SX210 IS:14x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $189 - $200

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $382 - $400

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $300

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798 - $799

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

              Travel zoom

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              $433

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              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
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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