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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 106x59x33 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Size
Really small
Compact 106x61x33 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
 
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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 106x59x33 mm vs 106x61x33 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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Zoom More zoom 20x vs 14x
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More than 2x more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 230 shots vs 210 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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recommendations

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
        For that film look
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        240 fps
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Weight Heavy Help
        SX230 HS:215 g
        SX240 HS:224 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        1.3"
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
        5 cm
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        SX230 HS:3.2 fps
        SX240 HS:2.4 fps
        Size Large Help
        SX230 HS:106x59x33 mm
        SX240 HS:106x61x33 mm

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        SX230 HS:210 shots
        SX240 HS:230 shots
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $237 - $300

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $350

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $320

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $294 - $429

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $230 - $249

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Zoom Has slightly less zoom
        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Travel zoom

        $249

        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Travel zoom

        $484 - $522

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon ELPH 510 HS

        Canon ELPH 510 HS

        Travel zoom

        $165 - $279

        Size Significantly smaller
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $149 - $199

        Size Much smaller
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Zoom Less zoom

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $361 - $389

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $252

        Size Smaller
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $305

        Size Much smaller
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Zoom Significantly less zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support

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