Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Canon ELPH 510 HS

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Canon ELPH 510 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 510 HS

Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x22 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 510 HS

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Size
Significantly smaller
99x59x22 mm vs 106x59x33 mm
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Around 40% 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
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 1.3"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
206 g vs 215 g
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$125.00 vs $214.99
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The best price we've seen is $90 cheaper (more than 40% 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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the SX230 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
14x vs 12x
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Around 40% more zoom
Battery life
Longer battery life
210 shots vs 170 shots
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More than 20% 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
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              510 HS:Lens
              SX230 HS:Lens, Sensor shift
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              510 HS:206 g
              SX230 HS:215 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              510 HS:170 shots
              SX230 HS:210 shots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              510 HS:3.3 fps
              SX230 HS:3.2 fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $270

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $244

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $180

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $244

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly lighter

              Canon ELPH 510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $197

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $179

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Pro digicam

              $129

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $391

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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