Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A3500 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

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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 A3400 IS

Touch screen
Touch screen
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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
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Lowest price
Cheaper
$114.00 vs $175.00
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The best price we've seen is $61 cheaper (more than 30% 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 @ 25fps
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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
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
Size
Slightly smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 95x56x21 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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 Fairly small Help
              A3400 IS95x56x21 mm
              300 HS92x55x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              A3400 ISf/2.8
              300 HSf/2.7
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              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
              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
              A3400 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

              $220

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $176

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $127

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $350

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $345 - $349

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Screen size Larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $569

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $209 - $226

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

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

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