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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

vs

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS

     

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

24p movies
Supports 24p
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
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

Report a correction
Size
Smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 100x55x25 mm
Help
Around 30% smaller
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
360 ms vs 400 ms
Help
10% less delay when taking photos
Weight
Lighter
141 g vs 185 g
Help
More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1"
Help
More than 20% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$79.97 vs $129.49
Help
The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (around 40% less)
Canon ELPH 300 HS Learn more about
the Canon 300 HS

Advantages of the Canon 500 HS

Report a correction
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/2.7
Help
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"
Help
Around 20% larger screen
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
Help
More than 2x higher resolution screen
Canon ELPH 500 HS Learn more about
the Canon 500 HS
vs

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
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
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
300 HS:$79.97
500 HS:$129.49
Common Weaknesses
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

$149

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

$150

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

$586

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$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 Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$244

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$180

Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$399

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

Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Travel zoom

$141

Macro focus Better macro capability
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Supports 24p No 24p support
Aperture Narrower aperture

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$68 - $70

Size Significantly smaller
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

appearance

Canon ELPH 300 HS Canon ELPH 500 HS
Canon ELPH 300 HS Canon ELPH 500 HS
Canon ELPH 300 HS Canon ELPH 500 HS

discussion

Canon ELPH 300 HS
ELPH 300 HS
Canon

Report a correction
Canon ELPH 500 HS
ELPH 500 HS
Canon

Report a correction

Showing 0 comments