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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

Size
Really small
Compact 103x59x32 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
215 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

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

Advantages of the Canon SX210 IS

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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)
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Zoom Slightly more zoom 15x vs 14x
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More than 10% more zoom
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
True resolution Slightly 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
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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 Common Weaknesses

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

        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        SX210 IS:390 ms
        F305EXR:360 ms
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Weight Heavy Help
        SX210 IS:220 g
        F305EXR:215 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        SX210 IS:0.7 fps
        F305EXR:1.5 fps
        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
        5 cm
        Size Large Help
        SX210 IS:105x59x31 mm
        F305EXR:103x59x32 mm
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        SX210 IS:720p @ 30fps
        F305EXR:720p @ 24fps

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Travel zoom

        $290

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $290 - $399

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        GPS Has a built-in GPS

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $195

        GPS Has a GPS
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Pro digicam

        $798

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $180

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $134 - $158

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Significantly smaller
        Zoom Less zoom
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Fujifilm X-A1

        Fujifilm X-A1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $463 - $500 with 16-50mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier

        Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

        Travel zoom

        $95

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

        Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

        Travel zoom

        GPS Has a GPS
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

        Travel zoom

        $183

        GPS Has a GPS
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix P300

        Nikon Coolpix P300

        Pro digicam

        $310

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR

        Compact

        Size Significantly smaller
        Sensor size Larger sensor
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

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