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

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Weight
Significantly lighter
141 g vs 215 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$228.99 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $70 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              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

              $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $172 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $122

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $368

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $577

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Pro digicam

              $145

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Travel zoom

              $603

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $345

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S220

              Nikon Coolpix S220

              Ultra compact

              $70

              Size Much smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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