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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 vs Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

56

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

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 300 HS. Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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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
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)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Size
Smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 95x56x22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$175.00 vs $405.59
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The best price we've seen is $231 cheaper (2.3x less)
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
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
              Size Fairly small Help
              300 HS92x55x19 mm
              DSC-WX15095x56x22 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              300 HS1080p @ 24fps
              DSC-WX1501080p @ 60fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              300 HS141 g
              DSC-WX150133 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              300 HS0.8"
              DSC-WX1500.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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 PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $449

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $214

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $570

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $209 - $235

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

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $295

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70

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

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $211 - $248

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $253

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $235

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom More zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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              Canon ELPH 300 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

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