Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Fujifilm FinePix AX650

Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

58

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Fujifilm FinePix AX350

41

Fujifilm FinePix AX350

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX350

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Fujifilm FinePix AX350 over the Canon ELPH 300 HS.
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 33 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Digital
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Less risk of blur
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
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 93x60x27 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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Around 30% thinner
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
141 g vs 168 g
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Around 20% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1400s
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30% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm AX350

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$99.00 vs $228.99
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The best price we've seen is $130 cheaper (2.3x less)
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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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              300 HS:3.4 fps
              AX350:1.1 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $90 - $180

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159 - $200

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              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

              $565

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

              Fujifilm FinePix AX350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Placeholder

              Fujifilm FinePix F420 Zoom

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Compact

              $97

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Fujifilm FinePix T500

              Fujifilm FinePix T500

              Travel zoom

              $85

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Lowest price More expensive
              Pentax Efina

              Pentax Efina

              Ultra compact

              $84

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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