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

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Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

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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
Significantly cheaper
$345.00 vs $602.41
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The best price we've seen is $257 cheaper (more than 40% 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:$602.41
              SX210 IS:$345.00
              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
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Size Large Help
              SX200 IS:103x61x38 mm
              SX210 IS:105x59x31 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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              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

              $299

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $238

              Zoom Has significantly 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 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 Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              Wide angle Has a slightly 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 SX100 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

              Travel zoom

              $273

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $210

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $160 - $180

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $187

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $549 body only

              $499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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