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

47

Runner-up

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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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
Significantly better macro capability
0 cm vs 5 cm
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$379.99 vs $406.89
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The best price we've seen is $27 cheaper (around 10% 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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/3200 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SX200 IS$379.99
              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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX200 IS1.5"
              SX210 IS1.3"
              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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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 SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              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 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 SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $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 ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Super zoom

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS6

              Compact

              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

              Travel zoom

              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

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              GPS Has a GPS
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Zoom Less zoom

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