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Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
92×56×20 mm vs 94×58×26 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
141 g vs 160 g
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More than 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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Zoom
Much more zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
6 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              300 HS5x
              S630010x
              Size Fairly small Help
              300 HS92×56×20 mm
              S630094×58×26 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              300 HS0.8"
              S63001"
              Weight Light weight Help
              300 HS141 g
              S6300160 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              300 HS$261.12
              S6300$243.96
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              300 HS3.4 fps
              S63006 fps
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              300 HS1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              S63001/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              Canon ELPH 300 HS
              ELPH 300 HS
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