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

Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
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
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $179.95 vs $293.62
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The best price we've seen is $114 cheaper (around 40% less)
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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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 S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $330 - $453

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $117

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $203

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $225

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $182

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $249

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $250

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

              Samsung WB210 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $298 - $736

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $99 - $200

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $98

              Size Significantly smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Olympus VG-150

              Olympus VG-150

              Ultra compact

              $90

              Size Smaller
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung HZ35W

              Samsung HZ35W

              Travel zoom

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

              appearance

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

              discussion

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