• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 125.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon ELPH 300 HS advantages over Samsung ST72

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Samsung ST72 advantages over Canon ELPH 300 HS

  • Less expensive
    $120 vs $250 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lighter weight
    108g vs 141g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

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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
Samsung ST72
Panasonic DMC-FX48S
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer exposure

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
Samsung ST72
Nikon S570
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels

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
Samsung ST72
Canon SD980 IS
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung DV300F

Canon ELPH 300 HS
Samsung DV300F
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Lighter weight
Samsung ST72
Samsung DV300F
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Samsung ST150F

Canon ELPH 300 HS
Samsung ST150F
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • HDMI out
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Samsung ST72
Samsung ST150F
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
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