gGadget > Canon® A3300 vs Canon® 100 HS
If you’re looking to buy a new point and shoot camera, chances are you’ve come across quite a few Canons that you’re trying to decide between and the matchup of the Canon A3300 vs Canon 100 HS is a great place to start. Both cameras are similar, but we think there are some defining characteristics that makes each perfect for a certain kind of photographer. If you’ve been overwhelmed with all the options in the point and shoot market, don’t fret. This review will take a look at both options and help you decide which is best for you.
The Canon A3300 is the replacement for the Canon A3100. It was released in 2011 as part of the A series from Canon. This series of point and shoot cameras is the budget workhorse line. The majority of the cameras in this line are budget-friendly models that don’t have a ton of crazy features, but will take solid photos in most applications. The A3300 got a new look and 16 megapixels worth of shooting power in this update.
The Canon 100 HS is the entry level model in Canon’s ELPH line. This camera was also released in 2011, and it’s just as budget-friendly than the A3300. The lower price doesn’t mean you’re going to sacrifice a lot of quality or usability, however. The ELPH line tends to punch above its weight and the 100 HS is no different. This entry-level camera could just as easily be considered a solid choice for most people looking to buy a point and shoot.
First, we’ll take a look at the advantages the A3300 has over the 100 HS. Both cameras have very similar specifications, so the differences between the two really tend to stick out. Read on to the next page to find out which areas the A3300 has the advantage in.