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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS over the Canon ELPH 300 HS.
 

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
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1.8"
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2.4x thinner
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
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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$191.29 vs $228.99
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The best price we've seen is $38 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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

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

              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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 HS:3.4 fps
              SX150 IS:0.9 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              300 HS:3,200 ISO
              SX150 IS:1,600 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $90 - $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $565

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $198

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

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $164

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $269

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

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              Canon ELPH 300 HS Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
              Canon ELPH 300 HS Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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