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

Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 vs Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Winner
Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

42

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

40

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
Thin
Thickness
1.1"
 

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
Slightly cheaper
$171.24 vs $209.99
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (around 20% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely 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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              SX230 HS:5 cm
              EX-ZR10:7 cm
              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
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $198

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $218

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed

              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 SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $180

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $368

              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 SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $345

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Casio EX-ZR20

              Casio EX-ZR20

              Travel zoom

              $162

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Pro digicam

              $171

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

              Travel zoom

              $216

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $1,009

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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