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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS over the Canon ELPH 300 HS.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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)
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 308 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 1 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $149.00 vs $183.99
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX130 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
              SX130 IS:1 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              300 HS:5x
              SX130 IS:12x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $213 - $249

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $124

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $380 - $392

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $214

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $369

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $114 - $180

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

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $250

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $155 - $250

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $250

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $170 - $279

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

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