Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 vs Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

57

Canon ELPH 300 HS

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Size
Really small
Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

Items often bought with the Sony DSC-WX150 or Canon 300 HS

galleries

Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 300 HS.
Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150.

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
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)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Size
Smaller
92×56×20 mm vs 95×56×22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$295.00 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $105 cheaper (around 30% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX150

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-WX150's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
Weight
Slightly lighter
133 g vs 141 g
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Around 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              300 HS92×56×20 mm
              DSC-WX15095×56×22 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              300 HS1080p @ 24fps
              DSC-WX1501080p @ 60fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              300 HS141 g
              DSC-WX150133 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              300 HS0.8"
              DSC-WX1500.9"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $335

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $194 - $198

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 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
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $223

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $173

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $192

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Size Much larger

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