As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD300 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, travel zooms and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD300's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS M and the PowerShot SD3500 IS) and Nikon (such as the D5300 and the D4)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD300 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2" vs 2.5"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 8 MP) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Samsung L100

Samsung L100
3 years newer
$140

Significant advantages of the L100 (vs the SD300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L100 (vs the SD300)

  • None found

common strengths of the L100 and SD300

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD200

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similar age
$453

Significant advantages of the SD200 (vs the SD300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD200 (vs the SD300)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD200 and SD300

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD400

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4 months newer

Significant advantages of the SD400 (vs the SD300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD400 (vs the SD300)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD400 and SD300

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
7 years newer
$280

Significant advantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the SD300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the SD300)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 530 HS and SD300

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD300 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (ultra compact (86×54×21 mm) vs large (160×157×91 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.6"), is much lighter (147 g vs 1,340 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 20 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D4

Nikon D4
7 years newer
$5,121 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D4 (vs the SD300)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2"
  • Shoots much faster: 11 fps vs 2.4 fps
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the D4 (vs the SD300)

  • Much larger: Large (160×157×91 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.6" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 1,340 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the D4 and SD300

  • None found

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
8 years newer
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the SD300)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 3.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the SD300)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much heavier: 755 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the 70D and SD300

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 147 g
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
6 years newer
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the SD300)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 118k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the SD300)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much heavier: 755 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the 60D and SD300

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 147 g
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
10 years newer
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the SD300)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2"
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the SD300)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much heavier: 750 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the D750 and SD300

  • Light weight: 750 g vs 147 g
  • Built-in flashes

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD300 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (ultra compact (86×54×21 mm) vs prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3") and is significantly lighter (147 g vs 480 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
9 years newer
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the SD300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 118k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the SD300)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 480 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the D5300 and SD300

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
11 years newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SD300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 118k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SD300)

  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 485 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and SD300

  • None found

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
9 years newer
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the SD300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 118k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the SD300)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 430 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the D3300 and SD300

  • Light weight: 430 g vs 147 g

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the SD300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the SD300)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.4" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 524 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and SD300

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 0.8"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD300 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (86×54×21 mm) vs standard size (127×94×48 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.8"), is slightly lighter (147 g vs 417 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes much lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 24 MP).

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
7 years newer
$469 - $629 (body only)
$649 - $749 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the SD300)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 118k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the SD300)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the EOS M and SD300

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 298 g vs 147 g

Sony A7

Sony A7
9 years newer
$798 (body only)
$965 - $998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the SD300)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 118k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the SD300)

  • Significantly larger: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 417 g vs 147 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.9" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the A7 and SD300

  • Thin: 1.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 417 g vs 147 g

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
9 years newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the SD300)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 118k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the SD300)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.8" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the A6000 and SD300

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 147 g
  • Thin: 1.8" vs 0.8"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD300 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.2), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (86×54×21 mm) vs compact (105×59×28 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 0.9") and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 460k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the ZS20 (vs the SD300)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the ZS20 (vs the SD300)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 206 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the ZS20 and SD300

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 206 g vs 147 g

Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

Fujifilm FinePix JZ100
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the JZ100 (vs the SD300)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the JZ100 (vs the SD300)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the JZ100 and SD300

  • Wide aperture: f/2.9 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (100×56×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS
8 years newer
$397

Significant advantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the SD300)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the SD300)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the IXUS 255 HS and SD300

  • Very small: Super compact (97×56×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 144 g vs 147 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
10 years newer
$158

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the SD300)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the SD300)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and SD300

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 141 g vs 147 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
8 years newer
$196

Significant advantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the SD300)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 3.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the SD300)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 130 IS and SD300

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 133 g vs 147 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD300 compared to compact competitors include: it is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1"), is slightly lighter (147 g vs 205 g) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.8 MP) and is older (september 2004 vs january 2008).

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the SD3500 IS (vs the SD300)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the SD3500 IS (vs the SD300)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SD3500 IS and SD300

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)

Canon PowerShot SD990 IS

Canon PowerShot SD990 IS
4 years newer
$599

Significant advantages of the SD990 IS (vs the SD300)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 14.6 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the SD990 IS (vs the SD300)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (98×62×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 205 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the SD990 IS and SD300

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS
3 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the SD300)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"
  • Higher true resolution: 8 MP vs 3.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the SD300)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm

common strengths of the SD1100 IS and SD300

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (87×55×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)

Canon PowerShot SD600

Canon PowerShot SD600
1 year newer
$380

Significant advantages of the SD600 (vs the SD300)

  • Larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the SD600 (vs the SD300)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD600 and SD300

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (86×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
5 years newer
$250

Significant advantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the SD300)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the SD300)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SD1300 IS and SD300

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)

Canon PowerShot S400

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the S400 (vs the SD300)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S400 (vs the SD300)

  • Smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2"
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 230 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the S400 and SD300

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (87×57×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)