Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
141 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Size Much smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 106x59x33 mm
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2.1x smaller
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 1.3"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 141 g vs 215 g
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More than 30% lighter
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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Advantages of the Canon SX220 HS

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Zoom More zoom 14x vs 5x
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Around 8x more zoom
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 290 ms vs 360 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
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recommendations

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

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
For that film look
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
240 fps
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
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
SX220 HS:3.2 fps

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $451

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$200

Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
GPS Has a built-in GPS
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$200 - $300

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Ultra compact

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p

Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$215

Screen size Larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$421

Screen size Larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $204

Screen size Larger screen
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$180

Screen size Larger screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$220 - $249

Aperture Wider aperture
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Larger
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Travel zoom

$399

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner
Supports 24p No 24p support
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$279

Zoom More zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Travel zoom

$213

Zoom More zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Supports 24p No 24p support
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$229 - $252

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Travel zoom

Zoom More zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Slightly larger

appearance

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discussion

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