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Old Jul 2, 2010, 6:16 PM   #11
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Hi All,
I am new to the forum and share the common interest of this thread "sx200 vs sx210".

I have the following view and questions. Can you guys help me out on this?

I like Sx210 over Sx200 for followings (from review etc).
1. Zooming during video.
2. Stereo Sound.
3. Dedicated Movie button.
4. Flash can be put-back if required.

I don't like Sx210 over Sx200 for the followings :
1. CA and Image quality
2. Handling and ergonomics (mode dial, grip, zoom-rocker etc.)
3. LCD is not anti-reflective - should have been like Sx200 as only view finder


Now I will be using the camera for traveling (picnicks, summer trips etc.) as well as movie of my little kid. Thus both still image quality and movie mode are important to me.

Considering the above, my idea is Sx200 is a better camera for still image quality over sx210, but sx210 is better in video (stereo, online-zoom etc.). I am very much impressed of the Sx200 image quality. Here is the limks.
http://www.flickr.com/groups/sx200/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pf66/3577091098/


Can anyone please let me know if the Sx210 is used in lower pixel mode (Not 14M, may be 8/10/12M), can it give image quality compared to Sx200? I don't need a very big print. But will be interested to post process or crop images occasionally.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Jul 3, 2010, 12:34 PM   #12
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sankudey-

Welcome to the Forum. We're please that you dropped by.

The idea of reducing the pixel count on the SX-210 has be tried before, and it has never proven to to produce better and sharper photos.

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Old Jul 3, 2010, 2:53 PM   #13
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Thanks Sara!

Now its a compromise for me!

I have decided canon over any others, and precisely Sx200 vs. sx210.

It looks like, for me Sx200 is a better option as very good still image performance, and good video. Feature wise Sx210 is a perfect choice for me. But cannot help as the still image quality is inferior.

I am still open to any other opinion or inputs as I am planning to buy the camera in few weeks time. Not at all in hurry!

Keep posting. Thanks.

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Old Jul 3, 2010, 5:52 PM   #14
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The SX-200 is a good camera. I think you will be pleased.

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Old Jul 5, 2010, 2:46 AM   #15
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Thanks Sarah!

I went to the shop yesterday closer to my home. I found there the sx210. They had a demo version and I used the camera in my hand. It looked very good and a great feeling as well. My intention was to use both of them and to take final decision. But they didn't have a ny sx200.

Any way, can any one please let me know how inferior the still image quality of 210 compared to 200. I understand the increased pixel density did something wrong. The shop keeper said there was still no complain about sx210 for quality of printed photos.

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The SX-210, if you stay away from flash macros at close range, and the far end of the optical zoom, produces good image quality, that will indeed look good in small approximately 4" X 6" prints. The strongest feature of the SX-210 is the HD video.

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