• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 360 HS advantages over Nikon W300

  • Less expensive
    $179 vs $387
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Lighter weight
    147g vs 231g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Nikon W300 advantages over Canon 360 HS

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.6
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer video battery life
    60 vs 40 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 280 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    17 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    25 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Canon 340 HS

Canon 360 HS
Canon 340 HS
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • More pixels
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
Nikon W300
Canon 340 HS
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon AW120

Canon 360 HS
Nikon AW120
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
Nikon W300
Nikon AW120
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon N2

Canon 360 HS
Canon N2
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture
Nikon W300
Canon N2
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon 170 IS

Canon 360 HS
Canon 170 IS
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Nikon W300
Canon 170 IS
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon 350 HS

Canon 360 HS
Canon 350 HS
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon W300
Canon 350 HS
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
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