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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

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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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
Screen size Significantly 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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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 Much 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
        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
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $200

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $186

        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

        $175

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $548

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

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200 - $300

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Travel zoom

        $467 - $502

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Travel zoom

        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Travel zoom

        $251

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $235 - $250

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Zoom Less zoom
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

        Canon PowerShot SD940 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 115 HS

        Canon ELPH 115 HS

        Travel zoom

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

        Travel zoom

        $109

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,147 body only

        $1,447 - $1,470 with 18-140mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

        Compact

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

        Ultra compact

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Weight Slightly heavier

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