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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

60

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Samsung PL210

55

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
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
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 Slightly 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
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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 PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $214

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen

        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 ELPH 310 HS

        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $175 - $179

        Screen size Larger screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        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 PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $213 - $249

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Larger
        Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

        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 Worse wide angle
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Samsung TL240

        Samsung TL240

        Compact

        $145

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Samsung PL200

        Samsung PL200

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        $87 - $149

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Smaller
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Screen size Smaller screen

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

        discussion

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