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"
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
 

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
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 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 ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$270

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$169

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Lowest price Cheaper
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$235

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Zoom More zoom
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900

Travel zoom

$299 - $397

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Faster autofocus
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$399

Zoom Significantly more zoom
GPS Has a GPS
Aperture Much narrower aperture

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