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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
120 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX230 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Zoom More zoom 14x vs 4x
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Around 12.5x more zoom
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.2 fps vs 0.8 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Canon SD940 IS

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Size Much smaller 89x55x20 mm vs 106x59x33 mm
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2.1x smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the SD940 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Weight Significantly lighter 120 g vs 215 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 1.3"
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Around 40% thinner
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        SX230 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
        SD940 IS:Lens
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        SX230 HS:3.2 fps
        SD940 IS:0.8 fps
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $225

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $176

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot G16

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Pro digicam

        $499

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

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $225 - $300

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $329 - $354

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Travel zoom

        $399

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $213

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Canon PowerShot SD940 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung DV150F

        Samsung DV150F

        Ultra compact

        $89 - $99

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

        Compact

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $220 - $249

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SD960 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD960 IS

        Compact

        $289

        Screen size Larger screen
        Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

        Compact

        Screen size Larger screen
        Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Size Larger

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