Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Nikon Coolpix AW110

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Nikon Coolpix AW100

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

54

Nikon Coolpix AW100

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Really small
Size
Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach

Items often bought with the Canon 300 HS or Nikon AW100

galleries

Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 300 HS.
Explore our gallery of 21 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix AW100.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures slightly more light (1.1 f-stops)
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Size
Significantly smaller
92×56×20 mm vs 110×65×23 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight
Lighter
141 g vs 178 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon AW100

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$260.00 vs $295.00
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              300 HS1080p @ 24fps
              AW1001080p @ 30fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              300 HS0.8"
              AW1000.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              300 HS3.4 fps
              AW1003 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $164 - $200

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $139

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              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

              $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
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $337

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Slightly lighter
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $180

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $179

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $338 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger

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              Avatar for Elfx Elfx (5:16 AM, September 05, 2012)
              "Around 4x longer exposures", may be you want to enhance the information, like " or 2 stops longer exposure" :)