Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S3500

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

60

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

54

Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
360 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix S3300 over the Canon ELPH 300 HS.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
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
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 360 ms vs 500 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Weight Slightly lighter 128 g vs 141 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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 Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        300 HS:92x55x19 mm
        S3300:95x58x19 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        300 HS:0.8"
        S3300:0.7"
        Weight Light weight Help
        300 HS:141 g
        S3300:128 g
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        300 HS:360 ms
        S3300:500 ms
        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
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $214

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $167

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger

        Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Screen size Larger screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $175 - $179

        Screen size Larger screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $241

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $114 - $180

        Screen size Larger screen
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $369

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $95 - $120

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $695 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        $87 - $140

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $139 - $229

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

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