Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A4000 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

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS over the Canon ELPH 300 HS.
 
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Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Zoom Slightly more zoom 8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
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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 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
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
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
Size Smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 95x56x24 mm
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More than 20% 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 1 f-stop better
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 20% thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        A4000 IS:95x56x24 mm
        300 HS:92x55x19 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Weight Light weight Help
        A4000 IS:145 g
        300 HS:141 g
        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
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $115

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Size Is slightly larger
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $180

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Travel zoom

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $450

        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 530 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

        Ultra compact

        $150

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon IXUS 135

        Canon IXUS 135

        Travel zoom

        $283

        Autofocus Focuses automatically
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $80

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $97

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $129

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $138

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $117 - $170

        Zoom More zoom
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $407

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $160 - $250

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon ELPH 500 HS

        Canon ELPH 500 HS

        Pro digicam

        $138

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier

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