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 110 HS and the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS20 and the Lumix DMC-ZS50)

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 (100×59×29 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (141 g vs 206 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.7 vs f/2), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 922k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
1 year newer
$140

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
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
2 years newer
$1,331

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Larger: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 217 g vs 141 g

common strengths of the S120 and 300 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
similar age
$198

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

  • None found

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

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the 100 HS and 300 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
5 months older
$315

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Larger: Compact (100×58×30 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)

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 G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
3 years newer
$539

Significant advantages of the G7 X (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 G7 X (vs the 300 HS)

  • Much larger: Compact (103×60×40 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.6" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 304 g vs 141 g

common strengths of the G7 X and 300 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • 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

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

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/3.8), is slightly smaller (super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs compact (97×57×28 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 922k dots) and is older (february 2011 vs january 2016).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
4 years newer
$149 - $179

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 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
3 years newer
$93

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

  • None found

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

  • Much 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 SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
5 years newer
$249

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 25x vs 5x
  • Significantly 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

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
3 years newer
$160

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.7
  • Larger: Compact (105×61×27 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the SX610 HS and 300 HS

  • Very small: Compact (105×61×27 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 191 g vs 141 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
4 years newer
$109 - $118

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

  • None found

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

  • Much 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 IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS
2 years newer
$387

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

  • None found

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

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 300 HS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 33 mm), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (february 2011 vs august 2009) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1250 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
1 year older
$299

Significant advantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1400 IS and 300 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
1 year older
$265

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and 300 HS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1
1 year older
$299

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX1 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX1 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX1 and 300 HS

  • None found