As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon ELPH 300 HS is also often compared to travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Canon ELPH 300 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the IXUS 255 HS and the PowerShot SX220 HS) and Sony (such as the Alpha DSLR-A300 and the Cyber-shot DSC-WX220)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 300 HS compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs compact (99×60×28 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 12 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and is older (february 2011 vs january 2017).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
1 year newer
$299

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and 300 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
5 months older
$522

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly less zoom: 3.8x vs 5x

common strengths of the S95 and 300 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 0.8"

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
7 months newer
$479

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S100 and 300 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
5 years newer
$429 - $828

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the 300 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 5x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Larger: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and 300 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
1 year newer
$176

Significant advantages of the 320 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the 320 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 320 HS and 300 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
similar age
$128

Significant advantages of the WX7 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the WX7 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX7 and 300 HS

  • Great zoom: 5.6x vs 5x
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 300 HS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.7 vs f/3.2), is slightly smaller (super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs compact (106×59×33 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.3").

However, on average it has way more less zoom (5x vs 12x) and is older (february 2011 vs january 2016).

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS
2 years newer
$207

Significant advantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 10x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 255 HS and 300 HS

  • Very small: Super compact (97×56×23 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 144 g vs 141 g

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS
similar age

Significant advantages of the SX220 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 14x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the SX220 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the SX220 HS and 300 HS

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 215 g vs 141 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
4 years newer
$109

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 8x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 180 and 300 HS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 126 g vs 141 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
1 year newer
$355

Significant advantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 8x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the ELPH 130 IS and 300 HS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 133 g vs 141 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
4 years newer
$198 - $199

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 12x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS and 300 HS

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 147 g vs 141 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
4 years newer
$149

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 10x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS and 300 HS

  • Very small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 138 g vs 141 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 300 HS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs none), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is newer (february 2011 vs january 2008) and is much smaller (super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs prosumer size (131×99×75 mm)).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror), has a built-in lens and doesn't support an external flash.

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A300 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A300 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (131×99×75 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)

common strengths of the DSLR-A300 and 300 HS

  • None found