Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 vs Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.5
Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 300 HS.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Compact

$180

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Macro focus Better macro capability
Screen size Much smaller screen
Kodak PixPro FZ151

Kodak PixPro FZ151

Travel zoom

$100

Zoom More zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$274

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Much larger

Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Travel zoom

$119

Zoom Slightly more zoom
Weight Lighter
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Travel zoom

$109

Zoom More zoom
Lowest price Cheaper
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Travel zoom

$159

Screen size Much larger screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78
Lumix DMC-FX78
Panasonic

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Canon ELPH 300 HS
ELPH 300 HS
Canon

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