As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon ELPH 300 HS is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts and super zooms. The Canon ELPH 300 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS and the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L26 and the Coolpix S8100)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 300 HS compared to other compact competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 37 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs compact (90×57×27 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26
1 year newer
$60

Significant advantages of the L26 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the L26 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the L26 and 300 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
1 year older
$275

Significant advantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the 300 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the SD1300 IS and 300 HS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.7
  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
similar age
$160

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

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much 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
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
5 years newer
$399

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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)
  • Significantly 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
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

Canon PowerShot SD500

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the SD500 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD500 (vs the 300 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the SD500 and 300 HS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.7
  • Fairly small: Compact (90×57×27 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/3.4), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't have a touch screen and is older (february 2011 vs february 2015).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS
4 years newer
$198

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.7
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the ELPH 350 HS and 300 HS

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
2 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the 340 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Shoots faster: 10.5 fps vs 3.4 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 340 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.7
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the 340 HS and 300 HS

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×22 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.7
  • No 24p support

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)
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS
6 months newer
$240

Significant advantages of the 310 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the 310 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the 310 HS and 300 HS

  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.7

common strengths of the ELPH 530 HS and 300 HS

  • Very small: Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
4 years newer
$109

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

  • None found

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

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 24fps

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"
  • Light weight: 126 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), records movies in 24p and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
1 year older
$150

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

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 toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 300 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.7 vs f/3.4), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs prosumer size (110×90×91 mm)), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 30x), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and is older (february 2011 vs august 2012).

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
1 year newer
$328

Significant advantages of the SX500 IS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SX500 IS (vs the 300 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the SX500 IS and 300 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 341 g vs 141 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 0.8"

Olympus SP-800 UZ

Olympus SP-800 UZ
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SP-800 UZ (vs the 300 HS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SP-800 UZ (vs the 300 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SP-800 UZ and 300 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×90×91 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 455 g vs 141 g