Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2600 vs Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Size
Really small
Super compact 94x54x20 mm
Weight
Light-weight
126 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A2400 IS

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Weight Lighter 126 g vs 141 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $76.00 vs $175.00
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The best price we've seen is $99 cheaper (2.3x less)
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Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 25fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 360 ms vs 520 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 300 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              A2400 IS:f/2.8
              300 HS:f/2.7
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2400 IS:94x54x20 mm
              300 HS:92x55x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2400 IS:126 g
              300 HS:141 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $187

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $147 - $250

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $180

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $169

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weight Is much heavier
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Pro digicam

              $120 - $188

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon IXUS 135

              Canon IXUS 135

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $126

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $88 - $110

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $86

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $68 - $80

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $85

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $174

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $190 - $213

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger

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