Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Samsung PL210

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Samsung PL210

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Samsung PL210

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung PL210

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Samsung PL210 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
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)
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 27 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Size Smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 100x58x19 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 141 g vs 148 g
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Samsung PL210

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Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Zoom More zoom 10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Lowest price Cheaper $153.61 vs $234.99
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The best price we've seen is $81 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              300 HS:92x55x19 mm
              PL210:100x58x19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              300 HS:141 g
              PL210:148 g
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $110

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $242 - $281

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              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 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
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $165 - $170

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

              Samsung PL210 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $87

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $850 with 18-105mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $206

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Samsung NV24HD

              Samsung NV24HD

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1

              Compact

              $190

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom

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              Canon ELPH 300 HS Samsung PL210
              Canon ELPH 300 HS Samsung PL210
              Canon ELPH 300 HS Samsung PL210

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