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Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Size Smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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3.8x smaller
Weight Lighter 141 g vs 308 g
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2.2x lighter
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 300 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 1.8"
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2.4x thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.4 fps vs 1 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Cheaper $175.00 vs $240.99
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The best price we've seen is $66 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX130 IS

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Zoom Slightly more zoom 12x vs 5x
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Around 6x more zoom
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              300 HS:3.4 fps
              SX130 IS:1 fps
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $186

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $138 - $250

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $180

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Shutter lag More shutter lag

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $250

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Travel zoom

              $223

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $113 - $149

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $128 - $184

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $190

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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              Canon ELPH 300 HS Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

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