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

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Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 230 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 

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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 230 HS

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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 Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
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 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
Zoom Slightly more zoom 10x vs 8x
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Around 60% more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 230 shots vs 210 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Cheaper $134.00 vs $229.15
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The best price we've seen is $95 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              IXUS 230 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
              S6300:Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 230 HS:96x57x22 mm
              S6300:94x58x26 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 230 HS:140 g
              S6300:160 g
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              IXUS 230 HS:210 shots
              S6300:230 shots
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              IXUS 230 HS:8x
              S6300:10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $302 - $399

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $406

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $81 - $180

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Movie format Records lower quality movies

              Canon IXUS 230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $301

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Much larger
              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Shutter lag More shutter lag

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $159

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Less zoom
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $89 - $175

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $195 - $217

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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