Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Canon IXUS 230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

50

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Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 230 HS

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life
Great battery life
230 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Canon IXUS 230 HS. Explore our gallery of 16 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6300.

differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 230 HS

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.0 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 230 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
96x57x22 mm vs 94x58x26 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
140 g vs 160 g
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More than 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 8x
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Around 60% more zoom
Battery life
Longer battery life
230 shots vs 210 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 230 HS96x57x22 mm
              S630094x58x26 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              IXUS 230 HSLens, Sensor shift
              S6300Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              IXUS 230 HS210 shots
              S6300230 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 230 HS140 g
              S6300160 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              IXUS 230 HS0.9"
              S63001"
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              IXUS 230 HS8x
              S630010x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $166

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $570

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $842

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $106

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon IXUS 230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $272

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Size Smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              $228

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $238

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $217

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $219 - $227

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $200

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              $154

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier

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