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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

59

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Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

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Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

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 JZ500

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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
Size
Smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 97x57x29 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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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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
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Common Weaknesses
              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 ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $244

              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

              $149

              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

              $586

              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

              $199

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung TL210

              Samsung TL210

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix T200

              Fujifilm FinePix T200

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $125

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Placeholder

              Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Compact

              $99

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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