Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS vs Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR vs Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

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Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Compact 103x59x32 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x31 mm
Weight
Light-weight
220 g

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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX210 IS

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the SX210 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/1500s
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2.1x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.3" vs 1.3"
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm F305EXR

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The F305EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
15x vs 14x
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More than 10% more zoom
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.5 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Weight
Slightly lighter
215 g vs 220 g
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Almost the same
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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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX210 IS390 ms
              F305EXR360 ms
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX210 IS220 g
              F305EXR215 g
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX210 IS0.7 fps
              F305EXR1.5 fps
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              SX210 IS720p @ 30fps
              F305EXR720p @ 24fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX210 IS1,600 ISO
              F305EXR3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              SX210 IS105x59x31 mm
              F305EXR103x59x32 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
              SX210 IS14x
              F305EXR15x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $547 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205

              GPS Has a GPS
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $241 - $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Travel zoom

              $106

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $180

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Size Significantly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $238

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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