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

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

56

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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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Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS. Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 300 HS.

differences

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$130.00 vs $229.99
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
360 ms vs 510 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Size
Smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 95x56x24 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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Almost the same
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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Weight
Slightly lighter
141 g vs 149 g
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Around 10% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              A3300 ISf/2.8
              300 HSf/2.7
              Size Fairly small Help
              A3300 IS95x56x24 mm
              300 HS92x55x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              A3300 IS149 g
              300 HS141 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A3300 IS1"
              300 HS0.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              A3300 IS510 ms
              300 HS360 ms
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A3300 IS1,600 ISO
              300 HS3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $129

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $171

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $183

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Pro digicam

              $145

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $585 body only

              $396 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $170

              Screen size Larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $269

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

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $223

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $573

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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