Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Samsung WB210

Samsung WB210

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Samsung WB210

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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB210

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,152k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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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
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
Size Smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 100x59x22 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/2.9
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 300 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Lighter 141 g vs 174 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $219.99 vs $460.60
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The best price we've seen is $241 cheaper (2.1x less)
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Samsung WB210

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,152k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 5x higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen 3.5" vs 2.7"
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Around 30% larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Zoom More zoom 12x vs 5x
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Around 6x 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
              WB210:100x59x22 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              300 HS:0.8"
              WB210:0.9"
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $205

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              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 PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $169 - $250

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Samsung WB210 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $299

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sanyo Xacti DSC-S3

              Sanyo Xacti DSC-S3

              Compact

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $108

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $253

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $695 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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              Canon ELPH 300 HS Samsung WB210
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              Canon ELPH 300 HS Samsung WB210

              discussion

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