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Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Aperture
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)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Slightly smaller
92×56×20 mm vs 96×59×21 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$261.12 vs $295.00
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The best price we've seen is $34 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S4300

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
6x vs 5x
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More than 40% more zoom
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              300 HS5x
              S43006x
              Size Fairly small Help
              300 HS92×56×20 mm
              S430096×59×21 mm
              Thickness Very thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              300 HS141 g
              S4300139 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              300 HS$261.12
              S4300$295.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              300 HS1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              S43001/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP

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