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Advantages of the Canon 320 HS

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size
Significantly smaller
94×57×21 mm vs 106×59×33 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the 320 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Thickness
Much thinner
0.8" vs 1.3"
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Around 40% thinner
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Weight
Lighter
145 g vs 215 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$292.00 vs $339.80
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The best price we've seen is $48 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX230 HS

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Zoom
More zoom
14x vs 5x
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Around 8x more zoom
Battery life
Longer battery life
210 shots vs 170 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.2 fps vs 2 fps
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More than 60% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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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
              320 HS
              1. Lens
              SX230 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              320 HS3.2"
              SX230 HS3"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              320 HS$292.00
              SX230 HS$339.80
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              320 HS170 shots
              SX230 HS210 shots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              320 HS2 fps
              SX230 HS3.2 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              461k dots

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              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
              ELPH 320 HS
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