Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S3500

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

60

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

54

Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
128 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.5
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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
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
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 360 ms vs 500 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Weight Slightly lighter 128 g vs 141 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $106.59 vs $149.00
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The best price we've seen is $42 cheaper (around 30% 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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              300 HS:92x55x19 mm
              S3300:95x58x19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              300 HS:0.8"
              S3300:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              300 HS:141 g
              S3300:128 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              300 HS:$149.00
              S3300:$106.59
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              300 HS:360 ms
              S3300:500 ms
              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 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly larger
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $167

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $241

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

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $369

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $110

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $114 - $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $249

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $95 - $120

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $107

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 - $567 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $679 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              appearance

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