Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Nikon Coolpix S9100

44

Nikon Coolpix S9100

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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
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Zoom
Great zoom
18x
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Size Much smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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2.3x smaller
Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Thickness Much thinner 0.8" vs 1.4"
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More than 40% thinner
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Weight Significantly lighter 141 g vs 214 g
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More than 30% lighter
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability 3 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $198.46 vs $228.89
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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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
Zoom Significantly more zoom 18x vs 5x
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Around 13x more zoom
Screen size 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 9.5 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
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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
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $225 - $300

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $300

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $479 - $498

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

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $225

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $407

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              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 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $220

              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $295

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Zoom Less zoom

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