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Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Size
Smaller
92×56×20 mm vs 99×60×28 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
141 g vs 198 g
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Around 30% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.7
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
9.6 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$197.00 vs $261.17
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The best price we've seen is $64 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              300 HSf/2.7
              S100f/2
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              300 HS0.8"
              S1001.1"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              300 HS$261.17
              S100$197.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              300 HS3,200 ISO
              S1006,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              300 HS230k dots
              S100461k dots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              300 HS3.4 fps
              S1009.6 fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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