Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Samsung WB850F

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Samsung WB750

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

62

Samsung WB750

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB750

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
440 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS. Explore our gallery of 6 sample photos taken by the Samsung WB750.

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
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.2
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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
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Advantages of the Samsung WB750

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
440 fps vs 240 fps
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More than 80% higher fps
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Smaller
105x59x24 mm vs 106x59x33 mm
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More than 20% smaller
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 14x
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Around 70% more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 3.2 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
193 g vs 215 g
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More than 10% lighter
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
220 shots vs 210 shots
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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
              WB750440 fps
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens, Sensor shift
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX230 HS210 shots
              WB750220 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $170

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $649

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $241 - $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $328

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

              Samsung WB750 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J1

              Nikon 1 J1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $230 with 10-30mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $189

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Samsung WB700

              Samsung WB700

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $209

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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