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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

58

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Samsung PL210

53

Samsung PL210

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung PL210

Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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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
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $179.99 vs $220.00
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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 Common Weaknesses
              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
              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

              $185

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $348

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $203

              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 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
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $249 - $349

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $320 - $442

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

              Samsung PL210 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung PL200

              Samsung PL200

              Compact

              $124

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm FinePix T200

              Fujifilm FinePix T200

              Travel zoom

              $75

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Size Larger
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $119

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Placeholder

              Kodak DX6490

              Super zoom

              Aperture Wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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