Updated (January 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 vs Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

63

Canon ELPH 300 HS

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Size
Really small
Super compact (92×56×20 mm)

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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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
Help
Almost the same
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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-WX30

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/2.7
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Almost the same
Size
Slightly smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 92×56×20 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 141 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$198.35 vs $289.99
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The best price we've seen is $92 cheaper (more than 30% 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
              Size Very small Help
              300 HS92×56×20 mm
              DSC-WX3092×52×19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              300 HSf/2.7
              DSC-WX30f/2.6
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              300 HS1080p @ 24fps
              DSC-WX301080p @ 30fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              300 HS141 g
              DSC-WX30117 g
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              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 IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $339

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              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 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 Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              $164

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200

              Compact

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $247

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

              Pro digicam

              $898 - $948

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

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