Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Casio Exilim EX-H30

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

67

Casio Exilim EX-H30

46

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
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-H30

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact (104×58×28 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

Items often bought with the Canon SX230 HS or Casio EX-H30

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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
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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720 x 1,280 @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
14x vs 12.5x
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Around 30% more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Casio EX-H30

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size
Smaller
104×58×28 mm vs 106×59×33 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.1
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
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recommendations

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
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX230 HS14x
              EX-H3012.5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $259

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $598

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $268 - $329

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $380

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Casio Exilim EX-H30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Super zoom

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $440

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Slightly larger
              Ricoh CX5

              Ricoh CX5

              Travel zoom

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $400

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $117 - $161

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Waterproof Waterproof
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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