Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix AW110

Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Nikon Coolpix AW100

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Nikon Coolpix AW100

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures slightly more light (1.1 f-stops)
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 110x64x22 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight Lighter 141 g vs 178 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $175.00 vs $254.00
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The best price we've seen is $79 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon AW100

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 230 ms vs 360 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Waterproof Waterproof Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
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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 Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              300 HS:3.4 fps
              AW100:3 fps
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $174

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $187

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $147 - $250

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $190 - $213

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $240 - $380

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $309 - $347

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $229 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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              discussion

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              Avatar for Elfx Elfx (5:16 AM, September 05, 2012)
              "Around 4x longer exposures", may be you want to enhance the information, like " or 2 stops longer exposure" :)