Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
Canon ELPH 500 HS

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Really small
Size
Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
141 g
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 300 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 500 HS.

competitors

Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$270

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Travel zoom

$209

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Travel zoom

$180 - $199

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

Compact

$500

Size Smaller
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$199

Size Smaller
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SD850 IS

Canon PowerShot SD850 IS

Compact

$500

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Macro focus Better macro capability
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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