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

54

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Really small
Size
Compact (106×59×32 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Light-weight
Weight
220 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
0.0 cm
Size
Really small
Compact (103×61×38 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thickness
Thin
1.5"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX200 IS

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
0.0 cm vs 5.0 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
106×59×32 mm vs 103×61×38 mm
Help
Around 20% smaller
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
14x vs 12x
Help
Around 40% more zoom
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.5"
Help
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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. 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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Weight Heavy Help
              220 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              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 SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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 SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $498

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $264

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $469 - $649

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

              Compact

              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

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

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a GPS
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $825 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $228

              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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