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
 

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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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 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
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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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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

        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 much higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $110 - $250

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $220 - $249

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $230

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        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
        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
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        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 ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $180

        Screen size Larger screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $315 - $400

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier

        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 SX120 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

        Travel zoom

        $223

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix S8000

        Nikon Coolpix S8000

        Travel zoom

        $200

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Smaller
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $117 - $250

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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