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

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 vs Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

64

Canon ELPH 300 HS

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Size
Really small
Super compact (92×56×20 mm)

galleries

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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
Help
Get that real film feel
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
Help
Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" 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 significantly 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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Almost the same
Size
Slightly smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 92×56×20 mm
Help
Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 141 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$240.37 vs $295.00
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The best price we've seen is $55 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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 Very small Help
              300 HS92×56×20 mm
              DSC-WX3092×52×19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              300 HSf/2.7
              DSC-WX30f/2.6
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              300 HS1080p @ 24fps
              DSC-WX301080p @ 30fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              300 HS141 g
              DSC-WX30117 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              300 HS3.0 cm
              DSC-WX305.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

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

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $295

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $583

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $223

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $250

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $190

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

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