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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

63

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Samsung PL210

57

Samsung PL210

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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung PL210

Size
Really small
Super compact 100x58x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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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
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
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 100x58x19 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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Canon ELPH 300 HS Canon ELPH 300 HS 63

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57 Samsung PL210 Samsung PL210

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Size Fairly small Help
300 HS:92x55x19 mm
PL210:100x58x19 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
300 HS:Lens
PL210:Lens, Digital
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

$180

Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Ultra compact

Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$115

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 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

Samsung PL210 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110

Compact

Aperture Wider aperture
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Compact

$114

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Zoom Less zoom
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,097 - $1,147 body only

$1,394 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3

Travel zoom

Wide angle Better wide angle
Macro focus Better macro capability
Screen size Smaller screen
Size Larger
Samsung WB700

Samsung WB700

Travel zoom

$431

Zoom More zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Weight Significantly heavier
Size Slightly larger

appearance

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

discussion

Canon ELPH 300 HS
ELPH 300 HS
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