Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Canon ELPH 520 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 500 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Size Smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 100x55x25 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 360 ms vs 400 ms
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10% less delay when taking photos
Weight Lighter 141 g vs 185 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 1"
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More than 20% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon 500 HS

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.7
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At its widest zoom, the 500 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 2.7"
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Around 20% larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $168.99 vs $219.99
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the 500 HS.

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
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
240 fps
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
300 HS:360 ms
500 HS:400 ms
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
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.4 fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
300 HS:5x
500 HS:4.4x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $204

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Size Is slightly larger
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$200

Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$241

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$160 - $250

Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Travel zoom

$330

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$123 - $180

Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$447 - $449

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Ultra compact

Size Slightly smaller
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Supports 24p No 24p support
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Aperture Much narrower aperture

appearance

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discussion

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