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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Lowest price Cheaper $90.00 vs $220.00
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The best price we've seen is $130 cheaper (2.4x less)
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Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Wide angle 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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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Size Fairly small Help
              100 HS:93x55x19 mm
              300 HS:92x55x19 mm
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS:140 g
              300 HS:141 g
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              360 ms shutter lag
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3.4 fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS:4x
              300 HS:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $203

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $225

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $182

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $185

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $117

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $250

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $290 - $320

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $347

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $140 - $229

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $249 - $349

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $255 - $800

              Aperture Wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker

              appearance

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              Canon ELPH 100 HS Canon ELPH 300 HS
              Canon ELPH 100 HS Canon ELPH 300 HS

              discussion

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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.