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Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Really small
Size
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Size
Significantly smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 97x57x29 mm
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Around 40% smaller
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
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
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
Weight
Lighter
141 g vs 168 g
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Around 20% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1400s
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30% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm JZ500

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Zoom
More zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
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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recommendations

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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $403

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Screen size Larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $125

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175 - $180

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $558

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Size Slightly larger

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

              Travel zoom

              $85

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

              Travel zoom

              $112

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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