Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS vs Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

Items often bought with the 300 HS or A3400 IS

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

differences

Advantages of the Canon A3400 IS

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Lowest price
Cheaper
$129.50 vs $289.00
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The best price we've seen is $160 cheaper (2.2x less)
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Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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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
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
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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Almost the same
Size
Slightly smaller
92×56×20 mm vs 95×56×21 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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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
              Size Very small Help
              A3400 IS95×56×21 mm
              300 HS92×56×20 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A3400 IS145 g
              300 HS141 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A3400 IS1,600 ISO
              300 HS3,200 ISO
              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
              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 ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $135

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Size Is slightly larger
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $352

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $121 - $135

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $350

              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 A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $135

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $110

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $136

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony A7S

              Sony A7S

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,947 - $2,498 body only

              $2,498 with 28-70mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $334

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $295

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Slightly lighter
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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