Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Sony Cybershot W580

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W580

Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
127 g
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm

differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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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
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 1 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
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 W580

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Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/2.7
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Almost the same
Weight
Slightly lighter
127 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
              W58094x56x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              300 HSf/2.7
              W580f/2.6
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              300 HS141 g
              W580127 g
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              300 HS3.4 fps
              W5801 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Screen size Larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $556

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $169

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175 - $180

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $258

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W580 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $140

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

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              Canon ELPH 300 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-W580
              Canon ELPH 300 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

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