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 S6300

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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
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)
Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
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 94x58x26 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
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 S6300

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Zoom More zoom 10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $115

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Travel zoom

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon ELPH 530 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

        Ultra compact

        $150

        Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $498

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

        Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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 PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $160 - $250

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon ELPH 500 HS

        Canon ELPH 500 HS

        Pro digicam

        $138

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier

        Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $220

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Travel zoom

        $177

        Screen size Larger screen
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Travel zoom

        $177 - $220

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Screen size Larger screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Nikon Coolpix S6200

        Nikon Coolpix S6200

        Travel zoom

        $131

        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $99 - $229

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

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        discussion

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