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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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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
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Size Significantly smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 110x77x78 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 3.1"
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4x thinner
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Weight Significantly lighter 141 g vs 406 g
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2.9x 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 0.7 fps
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Around 5x 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 Nikon L120

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Zoom More zoom 21x vs 5x
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More than 17.5x more zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
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recommendations

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.

        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        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
        L120:0.7 fps

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $230

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        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

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon ELPH 530 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

        Ultra compact

        $150

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $225

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $421

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Lowest price Significantly more expensive
        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

        Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $115

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $160 - $279

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L110

        Nikon Coolpix L110

        Super zoom

        $320

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $207

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227 - $255

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier

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        discussion

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