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 PowerShot SX240 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Travel zoom

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $176

        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 G16

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Pro digicam

        $499

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $318 - $400

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $225 - $300

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $329 - $354

        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 SX210 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Travel zoom

        $399

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $213

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

        Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

        Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

        Travel zoom

        $236

        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
        Casio Exilim EX-ZR300

        Casio Exilim EX-ZR300

        Travel zoom

        $154

        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Weight Heavier
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

        Casio Exilim ZR100

        Travel zoom

        $273

        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Weight Heavier
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Casio EX-ZR20

        Casio EX-ZR20

        Travel zoom

        $152

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Olympus E-300

        Olympus E-300

        Entry-level DSLR

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
        Size Much larger
        Screen size Much smaller screen

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