Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Samsung PL210

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Samsung PL210

54

Samsung PL210

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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.
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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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)
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
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 27 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Size
Slightly smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 100x58x19 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Slightly lighter
141 g vs 148 g
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$79.97 vs $149.99
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The best price we've seen is $70 cheaper (around 50% less)
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
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Zoom
More zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
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recommendations

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 Fairly small Help
              300 HS:92x55x19 mm
              PL210:100x58x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              300 HS:Lens
              PL210:Lens, Digital
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              300 HS:141 g
              PL210:148 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $125 - $180

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $586

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

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $180 - $225

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Samsung PL210 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $348

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $145

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom

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