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Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Size
Much smaller
92×56×20 mm vs 103×57×27 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 30 mm
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20% 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
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)
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
141 g vs 183 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$261.17 vs $402.71
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The best price we've seen is $142 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S8000

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              300 HS92×56×20 mm
              S8000103×57×27 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              300 HS0.8"
              S80001.1"
              Weight Light weight Help
              300 HS141 g
              S8000183 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              300 HS3.4 fps
              S80003 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              300 HS5x
              S800010x

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