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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Size
Really small
Compact 94x58x26 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Zoom More zoom 14x vs 10x
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Around 2x more zoom
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the SX230 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size Significantly smaller 94x58x26 mm vs 106x59x33 mm
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More than 30% smaller
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Weight Lighter 160 g vs 215 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 3.2 fps
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Around 90% faster continuous shooting
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 230 shots vs 210 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $164.00 vs $199.99
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The best price we've seen is $36 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              SX230 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
              S6300:Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX230 HS:210 shots
              S6300:230 shots
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              SX230 HS:5 cm
              S6300:10 cm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX230 HS:3.2 fps
              S6300:6 fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX230 HS:14x
              S6300:10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $252

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $225

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $210 - $220

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $193

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thinner
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $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
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              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 SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $399

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $213

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $131

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $84 - $220

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $138

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix T550

              Fujifilm FinePix T550

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $122

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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