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
Weight
Light-weight
220 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
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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 $484.44
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The best price we've seen is $215 cheaper (more than 40% 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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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
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX200 IS:1.5"
              SX210 IS:1.3"
              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 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
              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 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 SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $300

              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 SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $330 - $389

              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 S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $249

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly 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
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $579 - $600 body only

              $200 - $672 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Travel zoom

              $349

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $280

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Super zoom

              $580

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              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 SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $189 - $199

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $300

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

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