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Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

56

Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 300 HS. Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Fujifilm FinePix JZ500.

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
Wide angle
Much 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 @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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)
Size
Significantly smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 97x57x29 mm
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Around 40% smaller
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
Slightly 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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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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              300 HS3,200 ISO
              JZ5001,600 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $115

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p

              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 IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $569

              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

              $220

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $209 - $226

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

              Travel zoom

              $112

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Kodak PixPro FZ41

              Kodak PixPro FZ41

              Compact

              $69

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Compact

              $89

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Compact

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

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