Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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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 Cybershot DSC-WX30

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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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
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
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX30

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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 faster 10 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/2.7
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-WX30's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Size Slightly smaller 92x51x19 mm vs 92x55x19 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 117 g vs 141 g
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Around 20% lighter
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        300 HS:92x55x19 mm
        DSC-WX30:92x51x19 mm
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.8"
        Weight Light weight Help
        300 HS:141 g
        DSC-WX30:117 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $241

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $169 - $250

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $205

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $134 - $158

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $138

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

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

        Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Travel zoom

        $330

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $123 - $180

        Screen size Larger screen
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony DSC WX100

        Sony DSC WX100

        Travel zoom

        Zoom More zoom
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

        Compact

        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Travel zoom

        $183

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Size Smaller
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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        Canon ELPH 300 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

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