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Samsung WB210 vs Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB210

Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,152k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

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

differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 100x59x22 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/2.9
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 300 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight
Lighter
141 g vs 174 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Samsung WB210

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,152k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 5x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.5" vs 2.7"
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Around 30% larger screen
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Zoom
More zoom
12x vs 5x
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Around 6x 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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              300 HSf/2.7
              WB210f/2.9
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Size Fairly small Help
              300 HS92x55x19 mm
              WB210100x59x22 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              300 HS0.8"
              WB2100.9"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              300 HS$99.99
              WB210$99.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              300 HS3,200 ISO
              WB2101,600 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Screen size Larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $129

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $581

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger

              Samsung WB210 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Ultra compact

              $102

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Compact

              $155

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $122

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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              Canon ELPH 300 HS Samsung WB210

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