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

Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

Winner
Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

42

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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

40

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
40 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Light-weight
Weight
176 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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

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
Lens, Sensor shift 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
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 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$138.30 vs $214.99
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The best price we've seen is $77 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              SX230 HS:5 cm
              EX-ZR10:7 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              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

              $350

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $305

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

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $323

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

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $326 - $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Casio Exilim EX-FC150

              Casio Exilim EX-FC150

              Compact

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR15

              Casio Exilim ZR15

              Compact

              $125

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

              Casio Exilim ZR-200

              Travel zoom

              $299

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Weight Heavier
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $245

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Weight Heavier
              Thickness Slightly thicker

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