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

Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

63

Canon ELPH 300 HS

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 300 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.

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
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Get that real film feel
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
Help
Almost the same
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x 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 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 4 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 141 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$178.00 vs $295.00
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The best price we've seen is $117 cheaper (around 40% less)
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recommendations

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
              WX5092×52×19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              300 HSf/2.7
              WX50f/2.6
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              300 HS1080p @ 24fps
              WX501080p @ 60fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              300 HS0.8"
              WX500.7"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              300 HS141 g
              WX50117 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
              WX505.0 cm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $585

              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

              $295

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $144

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $143

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              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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