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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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
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 110x73x81 mm
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6.6x smaller
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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Screen size Larger screen 3.0" 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 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

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

        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

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $110 - $250

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $215

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $421

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        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 ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $180

        Screen size Larger screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $451

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

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        $399

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $154 - $300

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Size Larger
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $290 body only

        $299 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix P100

        Nikon Coolpix P100

        Super zoom

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Larger
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

        appearance

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

        discussion

        Canon ELPH 300 HS
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        Fujifilm FinePix S2950
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