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

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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
Really small
Size
Compact 100x59x22 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

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
Significantly cheaper
$79.97 vs $359.33
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The best price we've seen is $279 cheaper (4.5x 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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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              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

              $562

              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

              $109 - $160

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $90 - $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $259

              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 - $200

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $350 - $449 body only

              $534 with 14-42mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Placeholder

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $62

              Weight Lighter
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-T110

              Sony Cybershot T110

              Ultra compact

              $210

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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