Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Casio Exilim EX-ZR15

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Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

Size
Really small
Compact 102x69x27 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
40 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom More zoom 14x vs 7x
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4x more zoom
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Sensor shift, Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus Better macro capability 5 cm vs 7 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Casio EX-ZR10

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Continuous shooting Shoots much faster 40 fps vs 3.2 fps
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Around 12.5x faster continuous shooting
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 480 fps vs 240 fps
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2x higher fps
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size Smaller 102x69x27 mm vs 106x59x33 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the EX-ZR10's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 176 g vs 215 g
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Around 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              SX230 HS:240 fps
              EX-ZR10:480 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Size Large Help
              SX230 HS:106x59x33 mm
              EX-ZR10:102x69x27 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149 - $220

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $130 - $250

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $300

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $242 - $281

              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

              $299 - $350

              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 SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $380 - $392

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

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $150

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Pentax Optio RZ10

              Pentax Optio RZ10

              Travel zoom

              $240

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $350

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price More expensive
              Casio Exilim EX-TR10

              Casio Exilim EX-TR10

              Compact

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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