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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Samsung PL210

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Samsung PL210

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 27 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
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 Significantly 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
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        300 HS:Lens
        PL210:Lens, Digital
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.8"
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $235 - $359

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $184 - $300

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

        Canon EOS M

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $360 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 330 HS

        Canon ELPH 330 HS

        Travel zoom

        $197

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $130 - $250

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $189

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $180

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        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 Much smaller screen
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Samsung PL200

        Samsung PL200

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Entry-level DSLR

        $400 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon EOS 7D

        Canon EOS 7D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,299 body only

        $1,599 - $1,999 with 18-135mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Pro DSLR

        $3,399 body only

        $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Built-in flash No built-in flash

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