Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX230 HS

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the SX230 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Size
Slightly smaller
106×59×33 mm vs 106×61×33 mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.2 fps vs 2.4 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Slightly lighter
215 g vs 224 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Canon SX240 HS

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 14x
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More than 2x more zoom
Battery life
Longer battery life
230 shots vs 210 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SX230 HS1080p @ 30fps
              SX240 HS1080p @ 24fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              SX230 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              SX240 HS
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/3200 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX230 HS215 g
              SX240 HS224 g
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX230 HS3.2 fps
              SX240 HS2.4 fps
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX230 HS210 shots
              SX240 HS230 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              SX230 HS106×59×33 mm
              SX240 HS106×61×33 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $282

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $231 - $236

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $319

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $230

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $379

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $169 - $175

              Size Significantly smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Zoom Less zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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