Samsung HZ35W

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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Reasons to buy the Samsung HZ35W

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Really small
Size
Compact 107x61x28 mm
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 106x59x33 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.2
Help
At its widest zoom, the SX230 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Weight
Lighter
215 g vs 245 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Samsung HZ35W

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Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
107x61x28 mm vs 106x59x33 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
15x vs 14x
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More than 10% more zoom
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
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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
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              SX230 HS:Lens, Sensor shift
              HZ35W:Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX230 HS:215 g
              HZ35W:245 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              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

              $300 - $350

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $270 - $360

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $391

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

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

              Samsung HZ35W Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB700

              Samsung WB700

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom More zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $160

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $449 - $497 body only

              $590 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

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