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Advantages of the Canon SX210 IS

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Zoom
More zoom
14x vs 5x
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Around 8x more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/1600s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony W580

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Size
Significantly smaller
94×56×19 mm vs 106×59×32 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the W580's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Thickness
Much thinner
0.8" vs 1.3"
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More than 40% thinner
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Weight
Significantly lighter
127 g vs 220 g
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More than 40% lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The W580's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX210 IS1,600 ISO
              W5803,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX210 IS0.7 fps
              W5801 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
              PowerShot SX210 IS
              Canon

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              Cybershot W580
              Sony

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