Updated (January 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS vs Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon ELPH 100 HS

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 100 HS.
Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 300 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Lowest price
Cheaper
$143.99 vs $295.00
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The best price we've seen is $151 cheaper (2x 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
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              100 HS93×56×20 mm
              300 HS92×56×20 mm
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS140 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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3.4 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS4x
              300 HS5x

              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 IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $585

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $237

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $188

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon IXUS 135

              Canon IXUS 135

              Travel zoom

              $218

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $145

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

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $295

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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              Guest (10:01 PM, December 28, 2011)
              is it really that big of an issue? I'm wondering because I'm deciding on which camera to get.
               
              Freakazoid084 (8:07 PM, July 18, 2011)
              I currently have a problem with my Canon ELPH 300 HS, where the lens bezel is not strong & sturdy, make it dent, preventing the lens cover from closing all the way. I sent my first one back and recieved another from Amazon. The second one worked perfectly, but as I turned it off one day, I saw once again that the bezel has been dented. I notice in the ELPH 100 HS that it has a protective area, while the ELPH 300 HS does not. I do not recommend the ELPH 300 until they have fixed that one minor set back.