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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Aperture 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
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Get that real film feel
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Size Smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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3.8x smaller
Weight Lighter 141 g vs 306 g
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2.2x lighter
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
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 1.8"
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2.4x thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.4 fps vs 0.9 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
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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
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Zoom Slightly more zoom 12x vs 5x
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Around 6x more zoom
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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 Common Weaknesses

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

              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              300 HS:3.4 fps
              SX150 IS:0.9 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              300 HS:5x
              SX150 IS:12x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $290 - $320

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $206

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $203

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $225

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $182

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $330 - $449

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $250

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $190

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $186

              appearance

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              Canon ELPH 300 HS Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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