Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

29

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2500 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 300 HS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
Help
Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
Help
More than 10% better wide angle
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
Help
3.8x smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 0.9 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 300 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight
Lighter
141 g vs 306 g
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2.2x lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1.8"
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2.4x thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$99.99 vs $167.99
Help
The best price we've seen is $68 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
Help
20% faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              300 HS$99.99
              SX150 IS$167.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              300 HS3.4 fps
              SX150 IS0.9 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              300 HS3,200 ISO
              SX150 IS1,600 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              300 HS5x
              SX150 IS12x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $164

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $183

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $129

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $578

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $85

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $129 - $286

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $180

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen

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