As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon ELPH 300 HS is also often compared to ultra compacts and travel zooms. The Canon ELPH 300 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS and the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-L1 and the Cyber-shot WX50)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 300 HS compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1").

However, on average it is older (february 2011 vs january 2012).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
1 year newer
$499

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)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1
6 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-L1 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-L1 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-L1 and 300 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×44×26 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Thin: 1" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
2 years newer
$99

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (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 A2500 and 300 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×56×21 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

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)

  • 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

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
similar age
$209

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 SD4000 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS
9 months older

Significant advantages of the SD4000 IS (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD4000 IS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the SD4000 IS and 300 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×54×23 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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 36 mm), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (february 2011 vs february 2010).

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

Olympus FE-3010

Olympus FE-3010
2 years older

Significant advantages of the FE-3010 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FE-3010 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the FE-3010 and 300 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS
1 year older
$299

Significant advantages of the SD940 IS (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD940 IS (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD940 IS and 300 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Canon ELPH 520 HS
1 year newer
$243

Significant advantages of the ELPH 520 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 520 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 520 HS and 300 HS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
1 year newer
$197

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

Sony Cybershot W570

Sony Cybershot DSC-W570
similar age

Significant advantages of the W570 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the W570 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the W570 and 300 HS

  • None found

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/3.4), is slightly smaller (super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs compact (93×58×26 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1").

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS and is older (february 2011 vs february 2014).

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)

  • 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 ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS
4 years newer
$197

Significant advantages of the ELPH 350 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 350 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.7

common strengths of the ELPH 350 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

Nikon Coolpix S6200

Nikon Coolpix S6200
6 months newer
$263

Significant advantages of the S6200 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S6200 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly thicker: 1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S6200 and 300 HS

  • Very small: Compact (93×58×26 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 160 g vs 141 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
3 years newer
$314

Significant advantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the ELPH 150 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: 142 g vs 141 g

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS
2 years newer
$391

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

Fujifilm FinePix T300

Fujifilm FinePix T300
similar age

Significant advantages of the T300 (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T300 (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. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the T300 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: 157 g vs 141 g