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
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
 

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 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
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        SX210 IS:14x
        F305EXR:15x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $294 - $429

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Zoom Has slightly less zoom

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $189 - $200

        GPS Has a GPS
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Travel zoom

        $249

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

        Travel zoom

        $269

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $135 - $250

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        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

        Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm XF1

        Fujifilm XF1

        Pro digicam

        $219

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Zoom Less zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Casio Exilim EX-FH20

        Casio Exilim EX-FH20

        Super zoom

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Much larger
        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
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

        Travel zoom

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Size Smaller
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Zoom Less zoom
        Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

        Sony Cybershot H70

        Travel zoom

        $169

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Smaller
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Zoom Less zoom

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