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Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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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
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
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
92×56×20 mm vs 96×59×21 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$129.99 vs $248.99
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The best price we've seen is $119 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S4300

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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 size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              300 HS92×56×20 mm
              S430096×59×21 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              300 HS141 g
              S4300139 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              300 HS230k dots
              S4300460k dots

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