Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

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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 S6200

Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots
 
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Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
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
Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Size Smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 93x58x26 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 1"
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Around 30% thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.4 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 141 g vs 160 g
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More than 10% lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Zoom More zoom 10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        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
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        300 HS:3.4 fps
        S6200:1.2 fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $110 - $250

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $164 - $197

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Is thicker
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Canon IXUS 135

        Canon IXUS 135

        Travel zoom

        $283

        Autofocus Focuses automatically
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

        Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $115

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $407

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Screen size Larger screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $180

        Screen size Larger screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Travel zoom

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

        Travel zoom

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Size Significantly larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $160 - $279

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S9100

        Nikon Coolpix S9100

        Travel zoom

        $229

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Significantly larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Compact

        $94

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S8200

        Nikon Coolpix S8200

        Travel zoom

        $295

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Significantly larger
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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