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Advantages of the Canon SX230 HS

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
28 mm vs 33 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
14x vs 3x
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Around 21.5x more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX230 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.2
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/1500s
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2.1x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon SD780 IS

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Size
Much smaller
87×56×18 mm vs 106×59×33 mm
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2.4x smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
0.7" vs 1.3"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
160 g vs 215 g
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Around 30% lighter
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              SX230 HS106×59×33 mm
              SD780 IS87×56×18 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              SX230 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              SD780 IS
              1. Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              SX230 HS215 g
              SD780 IS160 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX230 HS3,200 ISO
              SD780 IS1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX230 HS461k dots
              SD780 IS230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              SX230 HS28 mm
              SD780 IS33 mm

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              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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