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 Cyber-shot WX50

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
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
Wide angle Slightly 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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $149.00 vs $199.98
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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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 WX50'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 resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution 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 WX50's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Size Slightly smaller 92x52x19 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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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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              300 HS:92x55x19 mm
              WX50:92x52x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              300 HS:f/2.7
              WX50:f/2.6
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              300 HS:0.8"
              WX50:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              300 HS:141 g
              WX50:117 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $214

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $213 - $249

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Pro digicam

              $138 - $199

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

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

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $369

              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

              $114 - $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $130

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $295 - $429

              Aperture Wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $124 - $170

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $159

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $138

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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              Canon ELPH 300 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
              Canon ELPH 300 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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