Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Casio Exilim EX-H30

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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Casio Exilim EX-H30

43

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
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-H30

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 104x58x27 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX230 HS

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720 x 1280 @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens, Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
Help
Less risk of blur
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
14x vs 12.5x
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Around 30% more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly 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
104x58x27 mm vs 106x59x33 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.0 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$188.01 vs $214.99
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The best price we've seen is $27 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually

              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 ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $367

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $407

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $274

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Casio Exilim EX-H30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix SL240

              Fujifilm FinePix SL240

              Super zoom

              $295

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Casio Exilim EX-H15

              Casio Exilim EX-H15

              Travel zoom

              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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
              Samsung TL225

              Samsung TL225

              Compact

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix S5100

              Nikon Coolpix S5100

              Compact

              $95

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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