Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Samsung PL210

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Samsung PL210

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

54

Samsung PL210

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung PL210

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Samsung PL210 over the Canon ELPH 300 HS.

Items often bought with the Canon 300 HS or Samsung PL210

galleries

Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 300 HS.
Explore our gallery of 16 sample photos taken by the Samsung PL210.

differences

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
Help
Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
24 mm vs 27 mm
Help
More than 10% better wide angle
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
92×56×20 mm vs 100×59×20 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Slightly lighter
141 g vs 148 g
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Samsung PL210

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$153.30 vs $289.99
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The best price we've seen is $137 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              300 HS92×56×20 mm
              PL210100×59×20 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              300 HS
              1. Lens
              PL210
              1. Digital
              2. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              300 HS141 g
              PL210148 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $119

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $295

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $339

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger

              Samsung PL210 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Samsung PL50

              Samsung PL50

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $107

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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