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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x51x19 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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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
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
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
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
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
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
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        300 HS:f/2.7
        DSC-WX30:f/2.6
        Size Fairly small Help
        300 HS:92x55x19 mm
        DSC-WX30:92x51x19 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        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
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $147 - $250

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $159

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 330 HS

        Canon ELPH 330 HS

        Travel zoom

        $160

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Travel zoom

        $174

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $187

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $190 - $213

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $200

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Much larger

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148 - $191

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $298

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Samsung WB150F

        Samsung WB150F

        Travel zoom

        $104 - $129

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $329 - $399

        Zoom Much more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Significantly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Travel zoom

        $177

        Zoom More zoom
        Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

        appearance

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        Canon ELPH 300 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30
        Canon ELPH 300 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

        discussion

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