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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

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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 Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Lowest price Cheaper $94.10 vs $165.00
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The best price we've seen is $71 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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 @ 25fps
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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
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
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              A3400 IS:f/2.8
              300 HS:f/2.7
              Size Fairly small Help
              A3400 IS:95x56x21 mm
              300 HS:92x55x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              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 PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $130 - $250

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $189

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $180

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $180

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $109 - $117

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $250

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97 - $108

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $75 - $126

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $73

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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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