• 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 - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690
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Prices:    
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website Manufacturer website
Predecessor:    
Successor: Canon 310 HS
ELPH 300 HS vs 310 HS
 
General
Model Number: ELPH 300 HS W690
Alternate Model Number(s): IXUS 220 HS  
Camera Format: Ultra Compact Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $249.99 $179.99
Street Price: $235.00 $257.14
Date Available: 2011-03-30 2012-05-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 5.0 oz (141 g)
includes batteries
5.0 oz (142 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.6 x 2.2 x 0.8 in.
(92 x 56 x 20 mm)
3.7 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
(94 x 56 x 22 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony Super HAD
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 16.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns 1.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, 3:2),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2112 x 2112 (4.5 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1200 x 1200 (1.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
11520 x 1080 (12.4 MP, Other),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
4912 x 1920 (9.4 MP, Other),
3424 x 1920 (6.6 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3) JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.4 1.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (24)
1280x720 (30/6/3/1.5)
640x480 (30/120/6/3/1.5)
320x240 (30/240)
1280x720 (30p (Fine: 9Mbps/Standard: 6Mbps))
640x480 (30p (3Mbps))
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) MP4 (AVC/H.264) with mono sound
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes No
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Sony Lens G; 10 elements in 7 groups, 4 aspheric elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 120mm 25 - 250mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.3 - 21.5mm 4.5 - 44.5mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x 10.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.7 (W) - f/5.9 (T) f/3.3 (W) / f/5.9 (T)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 - 50 cm
1.2 - 19.7 in
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x 4x Precision, up to 72x Smart Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection Contrast Detection AF: Multi-point, Center-weighted, Spot ; Tracking, Face Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 230,400 dots (76,800 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):    
Minimum ISO (native):    
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 15 sec 1/1600 - 2 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (center) Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No No
Shutter Priority: No No
Full Manual Exposure: No No
Creative Exposure Modes: Movie Digest, Portrait, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter, High-speed Burst, Best Image Selection, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist Scene (High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Night Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Soft Skin, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Gourmet, Pet Mode), Picture Effect (Toy camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key), Panorama (Standard, Wide, 360 degrees)
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE Lock, Smart Flash, Slow Synchro Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Flash Off; Red-eye Reduction: On/Off/Auto
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 1.6 - 11.5 ft. (W), 3.0 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 3.5m (W), 90cm - 2.0m (T)) ISO Auto: Approx. 0.3 - 3.3m (W) / Approx. 1.2 - 1.9m (T)
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation:    
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No No
Uncompressed Format:    
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) MP4 (AVC/H.264) with mono sound
Included Memory: No memory included 27.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): Mini-HDMI Multiuse Terminal (AV(SD)/USB)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.04  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.4 1.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   100
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.54 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.68 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.078 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds  
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.7 seconds 0.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 220 shots 220 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-4L Proprietary NP-BN/NP-BN1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-4L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-BN Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Canon Software Suite CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Canon HS system, Full 1080p HD movies, HDMI output. Available in silver, black and red. Optical Image Stabilization, 720p HD movies, 4 Picture Effects. Available in silver, black, red or blue.