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

Samsung WB210 vs Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB210

Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
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
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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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
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
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
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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$209.69 vs $228.99
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The best price we've seen is $19 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              300 HS:92x55x19 mm
              WB210:100x59x22 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              300 HS:0.8"
              WB210:0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Pro digicam

              $153

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $236

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $579

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $258

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

              Samsung WB210 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $230

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

              Compact

              $280

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Significantly smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Samsung DV300F

              Samsung DV300F

              Ultra compact

              $199

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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