Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS over the Canon ELPH 300 HS.
 
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Advantages of the Canon A3300 IS

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Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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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 @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size Smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 95x56x24 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 360 ms vs 510 ms
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Around 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
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 1"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 141 g vs 149 g
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Around 10% lighter
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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        A3300 IS:95x56x24 mm
        300 HS:92x55x19 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        A3300 IS:510 ms
        300 HS:360 ms
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $109 - $180

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $451

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $305 - $429

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $235 - $300

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $230 - $249

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $300

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

        Compact

        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $97

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

        Compact

        Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $99

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Screen size Smaller screen

        Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $199

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $412

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Screen size Larger screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $130 - $250

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

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