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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

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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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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
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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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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 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 PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$215

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$180

Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$199 - $230

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$138

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500

Compact

$79 - $80

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Screen size Smaller screen
Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Compact

$97

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot A2200

Canon PowerShot A2200

Compact

$74

Size Slightly smaller
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen size Smaller screen
Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Compact

$99

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Screen size Smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Compact

$119

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen size Smaller screen

Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$421

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 PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $451

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Significantly larger
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$220 - $249

Aperture Wider aperture
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Larger
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$315 - $400

Aperture Wider aperture
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Size Significantly larger
Thickness Thicker

appearance

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Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Canon ELPH 300 HS

discussion

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