Originally Posted by cipher
I got the Canon Powershot ELPH 300HS camera on ebay for around $100. It is the same one @Ernest Jones uses. He reccommended it to me. The tripod was about $10 on ebay as well. The camera is nice, you can also record 120fps and 240fps video with it.
Hmmm ... I'm googling this camera and the only reviews I find say things like this:
The Canon PowerShot 300 HS lacks any form of optical or electronic viewfinder, with all interaction taking place through its rear-panel PureColor II G LCD display. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS's display measures 2.7 inches diagonally, and offers 230,000 dot resolution, which equates to roughly a 320 x 240 pixel array with three dots per color. LCD coverage is said to be approximately 100%. As well as still images at resolutions up to 4,000 x 3,000 pixels, the Canon ELPH 300 HS can record high definition movie clips at up to Full HD (aka 1080p, or 1,920 x 1,080 pixels) resolution, with a rate of 24 frames per second at the highest resolution, and 30 frames per second at 720p (1,280 x 720 pixels) or below. Movies are stored with H.264 compression in a .MOV container, and include stereo Linear PCM audio.
And the main reason I'm asking is because I realize that my wife's old camera (Powershot s95) says the same thing on its reviews ... 30fps and 24 fps. I'm hoping that whatever it is that makes the 300hs capable of shooting at high speeds is also in the s95??