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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

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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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
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 Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Wide angle Significantly 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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              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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              100 HS:f/2.8
              300 HS:f/2.7
              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
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3.4 fps
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS:4x
              300 HS:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $186

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              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 ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $147 - $250

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              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 ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $280 - $350

              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 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $190 - $213

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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              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.