As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon ELPH 300 HS is also often compared to travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Canon ELPH 300 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS and the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS) and Fujifilm (such as the XP90)

Competitor classes

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)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (141 g vs 198 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 12 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm).

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
7 months newer
$382

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Larger: Compact (99×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 198 g vs 141 g

common strengths of the S100 and 300 HS

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.7
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP90
5 years newer
$78

Significant advantages of the XP90 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the XP90 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.7
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (110×71×28 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)

common strengths of the XP90 and 300 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Inexpensive: $78.00 vs $261.17

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
5 years newer
$369 - $429

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

  • Much 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)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.2" vs 0.8"

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.7
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.7
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
similar age

Significant advantages of the 100 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 100 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the 100 HS and 300 HS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.7
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)

Olympus TG-620

Olympus TG-620
1 year newer
$349

Significant advantages of the TG-620 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the TG-620 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.7
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the TG-620 and 300 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×66×22 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

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/3.6), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (0.8" vs 0.9").

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots) and is older (february 2011 vs january 2016).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
4 years newer
$149 - $169

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

  • None found

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
4 years newer
$180 - $189

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

  • None found

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

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.7

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 SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
5 years newer
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 25x vs 5x
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and 300 HS

  • Very small: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 182 g vs 141 g

Nikon Coolpix A300

Nikon Coolpix A300
5 years newer
$99

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.7
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Coolpix A300 and 300 HS

  • Very small: Super compact (96×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 119 g vs 141 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
3 years newer
$134

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the ELPH 160 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: 127 g vs 141 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
1 year newer
$196

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

  • None found

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

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 300 HS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 26 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it much lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.4 fps vs 10 fps), is older (february 2011 vs january 2012) and is slightly more expensive ($261.17 vs $119.98).

Samsung SH100

Samsung SH100
similar age

Significant advantages of the SH100 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SH100 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SH100 and 300 HS

  • None found

Samsung PL120

Samsung PL120
similar age

Significant advantages of the PL120 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PL120 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PL120 and 300 HS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
1 year newer
$120

Significant advantages of the WX50 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WX50 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX50 and 300 HS

  • None found