Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Fujifilm FinePix S2950

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Really small
Size
Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

Items often bought with the Canon 300 HS or Fujifilm S2950

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 Fujifilm FinePix S2950.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Size
Significantly smaller
92×56×20 mm vs 110×73×81 mm
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6.6x smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 3.2"
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4.2x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
141 g vs 437 g
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3.1x lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
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 2 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S2950

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
18x vs 5x
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Around 13x more zoom
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price
Cheaper
$169.80 vs $295.00
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The best price we've seen is $125 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              300 HS3.4 fps
              S29501.2 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              300 HS3,200 ISO
              S29501,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $335

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $295

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Slightly larger

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $230

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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