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

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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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
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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
        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
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        360 ms shutter lag
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        3.4 fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        100 HS:4x
        300 HS:5x

        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
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        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 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 ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $160 - $250

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Canon ELPH 500 HS

        Canon ELPH 500 HS

        Pro digicam

        $138

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

        Ultra compact

        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        Canon ELPH 115 HS

        Canon ELPH 115 HS

        Travel zoom

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

        Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $149

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        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

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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.