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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

58

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

48

Nikon Coolpix S6200

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots
 
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differences

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
Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
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
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
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              300 HS:$129.95
              S6200:$129.99
              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 ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $282

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $180

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $148

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              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

              $241

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $167

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $285

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $133

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $166 - $177

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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