Updated (September, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Pentax Optio RZ18

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

63

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Pentax Optio RZ10

42

Pentax Optio RZ10

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"
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio RZ10

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Pentax Optio RZ10 over the Canon ELPH 300 HS.
 
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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 Significantly smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 97x61x33 mm
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Around 50% smaller
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
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)
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 1.3"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight Lighter 141 g vs 178 g
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More than 20% lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.4 fps vs 1 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Pentax RZ10

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Zoom More zoom 10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The RZ10's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
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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

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        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
        RZ10:1 fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $451

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $598

        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 PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $225

        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

        Pentax Optio RZ10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        $350

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

        Waterproof

        $399 - $448

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Size Larger
        Pentax Optio RZ18

        Pentax Optio RZ18

        Travel zoom

        $173

        Zoom More zoom
        Screen size Larger screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

        Travel zoom

        $349

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        HP Photosmart R927

        HP Photosmart R927

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Larger screen
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

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        Canon ELPH 300 HS Pentax Optio RZ10
        Canon ELPH 300 HS Pentax Optio RZ10

        discussion

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