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
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
 

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
Size
Really small
Compact (101×55×25 mm)

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 SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$229 - $230

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Significantly larger screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Travel zoom

$120 - $150

Zoom Slightly more zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $200

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Travel zoom

$242

Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $200

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$679 - $680

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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