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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

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 Significantly 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 Much 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 Significantly 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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        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
        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
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $200

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        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 SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon ELPH 530 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

        Ultra compact

        $120

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $280 - $350

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $219 - $230

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $235 - $250

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 330 HS

        Canon ELPH 330 HS

        Travel zoom

        $160

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

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $186

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $147 - $250

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $190 - $213

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Travel zoom

        $164

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Travel zoom

        $467 - $502

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $184 - $213

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

        Travel zoom

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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