• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon ELPH 300 HS advantages over Panasonic DMC-FX90

  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Panasonic DMC-FX90 advantages over Canon ELPH 300 HS

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k 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
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FX48S

Canon ELPH 300 HS
Panasonic DMC-FX48S
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Longer exposure
Panasonic DMC-FX90
Panasonic DMC-FX48S
  • $163
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDMI out
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life

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
Panasonic DMC-FX90
Nikon S570
  • $163
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach

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
Panasonic DMC-FX90
Canon SD980 IS
  • $163
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More dots on screen
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Sony DSC-WX5

Canon ELPH 300 HS
Sony DSC-WX5
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Less shutter lag
Panasonic DMC-FX90
Sony DSC-WX5
  • $163
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Sony DSC-WX9

Canon ELPH 300 HS
Sony DSC-WX9
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
Panasonic DMC-FX90
Sony DSC-WX9
  • $163
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • More pixels
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