Updated (April, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

42

Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size Smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 97x57x29 mm
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Around 40% smaller
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
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 1.1"
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More than 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
Weight Lighter 141 g vs 168 g
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Around 20% lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm JZ500

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Zoom More zoom 10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability 2 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
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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 Common Weaknesses
        Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
        For that film look
        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 resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $99 - $182

        Thickness Is thicker
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p

        Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $179

        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

        $270

        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

        $185

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279 - $368

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Much larger
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

        Travel zoom

        $107

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

        Compact

        $145

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

        Travel zoom

        $192

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Size Larger
        Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

        Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

        Travel zoom

        $100

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Travel zoom

        $250

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Fujifilm FinePix T500

        Fujifilm FinePix T500

        Travel zoom

        $74

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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        Canon ELPH 300 HS Fujifilm FinePix JZ500
        Canon ELPH 300 HS Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

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