Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP And Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W570 16.1 MP – A Comparison Review


The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS and Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W570 16.1 MP are two of the most interesting point-and-shoot cameras on the market not only because they take advantage of advanced technology but also because they offer one features that just a few short years ago were very high-end cameras.

For example, as recently as 2007 6 to 8 MP cameras were considered high-end and thus, high-priced models. Indeed, these same cameras – Pentax, Nikon, Kodak, Sony and Canon – for example, were only starting to offer some of the features that the PowerShot ELPH and the Cyber-Shot DSC-W570 now features as standard.

Looking at the cameras independently, for a moment, the Cyber-Shot is a 16.1 MP point-and-shoot, wide-angle model that offers digital photostablization so that even at maximum zoom, the photos remain blur free. The Canon, on the other hand, at 24 mm, is the narrowest camera on the market and offers not only digital photostablization, but it makes use of its own microprocessor – the MIMIC4, available across the line – to handle the features that are also available in the Cyber-Shot.

Perhaps the biggest difference between the “point-and-shoot” cameras is the resolution. As noted, the Cyber-Shot shoots images at 16.1 MP while the much thinner Canon takes images at 12.1 MP. In reality, one would have to have some very sophisticated photofinishing equipment to tell the difference between 16.1 and 12.1 MP as they look pretty much the same on any photoprinter you choose the use for a final printout.