Panasonic Lumix TZ30 vs Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TZ30

Really small
Size
Compact 105x59x28 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the SX230 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 220 fps
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Around 10% higher fps
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$214.99 vs $275.00
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic TZ30

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 14x
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More than 2x more zoom
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 3.2 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
105x59x28 mm vs 106x59x33 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
260 shots vs 210 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
206 g vs 215 g
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              SX230 HS240 fps
              TZ30220 fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX230 HS215 g
              TZ30206 g

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $368

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $403

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $286 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $238

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $407

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $130

              Size Much smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $350

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $298

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $239

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen

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