Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Fujifilm FinePix S2950

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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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
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
Size Significantly smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 110x73x81 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
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)
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
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs 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
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.4 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Slightly 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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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Zoom More zoom 18x vs 5x
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Around 13x more zoom
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Macro focus Better macro capability 2 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              300 HS:$149.00
              S2950:$164.95
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              300 HS:3.4 fps
              S2950:1.2 fps
              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

              $179 - $204

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $369

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $110

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $114 - $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $230

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $185

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $425

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $250

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 - $567 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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              Canon ELPH 300 HS Fujifilm FinePix S2950
              Canon ELPH 300 HS Fujifilm FinePix S2950
              Canon ELPH 300 HS Fujifilm FinePix S2950

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