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 Significantly 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 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
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
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        A3300 IS:f/2.8
        300 HS:f/2.7
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        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
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 330 HS

        Canon ELPH 330 HS

        Travel zoom

        $160

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $180

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $81 - $180

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $85

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Smaller
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $97 - $108

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

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $88

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Compact

        $85

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Significantly larger

        Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $187

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $147 - $250

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

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