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
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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
Aperture Wide aperture Help
300 HS:f/2.7
500 HS:f/2.0
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
240 fps
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
300 HS:$149.00
500 HS:$137.99
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 ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$175 - $179

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much 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
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Travel zoom

$199

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$114 - $199

Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$213 - $249

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$130 - $250

Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$214

Screen size Larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S100

Nikon Coolpix S100

Compact

$146 - $267

Screen type Has an OLED screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

appearance

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discussion

Canon ELPH 300 HS
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