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

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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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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
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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
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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
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $220.00 vs $406.59
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The best price we've seen is $187 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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
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The DSC-WX150's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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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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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
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $203

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $210

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $185

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159 - $250

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $292 - $300

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $320 - $442

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $249 - $349

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $148

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $218 - $223

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $196

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

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