• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 336.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 336.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX200 IS advantages over Canon 530 HS

  • Fast startup
    ~2.00 vs 2.9 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 280 vs 190 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More pixels
    12.1 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Canon 530 HS advantages over Canon SX200 IS

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 38 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    6 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    164g vs 220g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.9 fps vs 1.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Slim and stylish camera body designed with Canon's classic "box-and-circle" look; highly portable, versatile 12x lens; gorgeous 3.2-inch screen.

  • Built-in WiFi could be easier to use; not everyone will like the touchscreen; average image quality and below average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-ZS3

Canon SX200 IS
Panasonic DMC-ZS3
  • $267
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Manual focus
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 60p video
Canon 530 HS
Panasonic DMC-ZS3
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Panasonic DMC-ZS1S

Canon SX200 IS
Panasonic DMC-ZS1S
  • $267
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $300
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle lens
Canon 530 HS
Panasonic DMC-ZS1S
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $300
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Panasonic DMC-ZS7

Canon SX200 IS
Panasonic DMC-ZS7
  • $267
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 60p video
Canon 530 HS
Panasonic DMC-ZS7
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels

Compared to Canon 510 HS

Canon SX200 IS
Canon 510 HS
  • $267
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Thinner
Canon 530 HS
Canon 510 HS
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Canon 520 HS

Canon SX200 IS
Canon 520 HS
  • $267
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $270
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Newer
Canon 530 HS
Canon 520 HS
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $270
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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