• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon ELPH 300 HS advantages over Olympus SH-1

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    141g vs 271g
    Lighter weight

Olympus SH-1 advantages over Canon ELPH 300 HS

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    600 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 380 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    4 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.5 fps vs 3.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S570

Canon ELPH 300 HS
Nikon S570
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • HDMI out
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus SH-1
Nikon S570
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon SD980 IS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
Canon SD980 IS
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
Olympus SH-1
Canon SD980 IS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
Canon ELPH 100 HS
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Olympus SH-1
Canon ELPH 100 HS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Olympus SH-50

Canon ELPH 300 HS
Olympus SH-50
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus SH-1
Olympus SH-50
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Olympus SH-2

Canon ELPH 300 HS
Olympus SH-2
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus SH-1
Olympus SH-2
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
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