Updated (August 2011): Compare the Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Samsung WB210

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

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm

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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
Macro focus
Significantly 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 101×59×22 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)
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 2 f-stops 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 size
Much larger screen
3.5" vs 2.7"
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Around 30% larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,152k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 5x higher resolution 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$150.00 vs $295.00
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The best price we've seen is $145 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
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Size Fairly small Help
              300 HS92×56×20 mm
              WB210101×59×22 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              300 HS0.8"
              WB2100.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              300 HS3.0 cm
              WB2105.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              300 HS3,200 ISO
              WB2101,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $144

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $188

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $195

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $586

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $295

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              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
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger

              Samsung WB210 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Samsung L201

              Samsung L201

              Ultra compact

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Samsung HZ35W

              Samsung HZ35W

              Travel zoom

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Samsung HZ15W

              Samsung HZ15W

              Travel zoom

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Size Much larger

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