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 (104×59×33 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

Size
Really small
Compact (106×59×32 mm)

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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX210 IS

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. 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 2 f-stops 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" 6.16x4.62mm
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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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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 IS220 g
              F305EXR215 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX210 IS0.7 fps
              F305EXR1.5 fps
              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 IS106×59×32 mm
              F305EXR104×59×33 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

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $398

              Size Is much smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a much smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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 PowerShot SX200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $350

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

              Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim EX-Z1080

              Casio Exilim EX-Z1080

              Compact

              $250

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

              Pro digicam

              $279

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $389

              GPS Has a GPS
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Casio Exilim EX-H5

              Casio Exilim EX-H5

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR

              Compact

              $245

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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