Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Casio Exilim EX-H30

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Casio Exilim EX-H30

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-H30

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

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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720 x 1280 @ 24fps
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Shoots high 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
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
Lens, Sensor shift vs 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$214.99 vs $316.29
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The best price we've seen is $101 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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
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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At its widest zoom, the EX-H30's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
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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
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $239 - $400

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $249

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $230

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $350

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $271 - $360

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $371

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

              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
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $432

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Travel zoom

              $164

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $348

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Casio EX-ZR20

              Casio EX-ZR20

              Travel zoom

              $166

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom

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