Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

62

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

59

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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
Help
At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Size
Smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 95x56x22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
Help
Almost the same
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$79.97 vs $407.79
Help
The best price we've seen is $328 cheaper (5.1x less)
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
Help
More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX150

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
Help
The DSC-WX150's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
Weight
Slightly lighter
133 g vs 141 g
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Around 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              300 HS:92x55x19 mm
              DSC-WX150:95x56x22 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              300 HS:0.8"
              DSC-WX150:0.9"
              Weight Light weight Help
              300 HS:141 g
              DSC-WX150:133 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $586

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $199

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $180

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $148

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $248

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $236

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen

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