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 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
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps

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

Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26

Compact

$60

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Lowest price Cheaper
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Travel zoom

$100

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Travel zoom

$198 - $199

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

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$88 - $105

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Travel zoom

$198 - $199

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SD750

Canon PowerShot SD750

Compact

$130

Size Smaller
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

discussion

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