Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S8200

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

63

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

48

Nikon Coolpix S8200

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
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
141 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Zoom
Great zoom
14x
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
961k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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
Size Much smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 104x59x33 mm
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2x smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
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
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 1.3"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 141 g vs 213 g
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More than 30% lighter
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 961k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom 14x vs 5x
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Around 8x more zoom
Screen size 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
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
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
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $115

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $498

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly 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 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
        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

        Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Travel zoom

        $297

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Travel zoom

        $220

        3D Takes 3D photos
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Travel zoom

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Size Smaller
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $197

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S9400

        Nikon Coolpix S9400

        Travel zoom

        $194

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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        discussion

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