Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (Red) comparison

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (Red)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (Red)
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (Black)
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Black)
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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS (Red)

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS (Red)
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Price $193 at 1 store $199 to $297 at 10 stores $147 at 1 store $199 to $291 at 9 stores $139 to $139 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 3 reviews 1.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 11 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date February 06, 2011 March 27, 2013 February 06, 2011 March 19, 2013 August 20, 2012
The Bottom Line If you're looking for a nice, simple ultracompact for use indoors and out, you'll want to strongly consider the Canon PowerShot Elph 300 HS. Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries. If you're looking for a nice, simple ultracompact for use indoors and out, you'll want to strongly consider the Canon PowerShot Elph 300 HS. Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries. The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is a good, inexpensive travel-zoom option for those wanting more control over results or who are just getting into photography and don't want to empty their wallets.

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Type LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7 in - Color
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7 in - Color
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 3.6 in x 0.8 in x 2.2 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
3.6 in x 0.8 in x 2.2 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
4.4 in x 1.7 in x 2.9 in
Lens System 5 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 21.5 mm - F/2.7-5.9
20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
5 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 21.5 mm - F/2.7-5.9
20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
16 x x Zoom lens - 5 mm - 80 mm - F/3.5-5.9
Optical sensor type CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CCD
Light sensitivity ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
Video capture MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 640 x 480 -
MOV - 640 x 480 -
MOV - 320 x 240 -
MOV - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 640 x 480 -
MOV - 640 x 480 -
MOV - 320 x 240 -
MOV - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
4 x
4 x
4 x
Weight 4.3 oz
7.4 oz
4.3 oz
7.4 oz
8.6 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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