Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Olympus SZ-11

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Sensor shift, Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX230 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.2 fps vs 0.9 fps
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More than 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Size Slightly smaller 106x59x33 mm vs 105x67x37 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Lowest price Cheaper $199.99 vs $275.90
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The best price we've seen is $76 cheaper (around 30% less)
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.5"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 215 g vs 235 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus SZ10

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Zoom Slightly more zoom 18x vs 14x
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Around 70% more zoom
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX230 HS:3.2 fps
              SZ10:0.9 fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
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              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $300

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $180

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $225 - $300

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $354

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $399

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $213

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

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $210 - $220

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $117 - $170

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus FE-300

              Olympus FE-300

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              Aperture Wider aperture
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $167

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus VH-520

              Olympus VH-520

              Travel zoom

              $89 - $96

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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