As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Canon IXUS 310 HS is also often compared to mirrorless, travel zooms, ultra compacts and super zooms. The Canon IXUS 310 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and the PowerShot SX230 HS) and Sony (such as the Alpha A6000 and the Cybershot DSC-WX30)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXUS 310 HS compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 2.8"), has a touch screen, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is much less expensive ($132.89 vs $2,041.61).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (february 2011 vs february 2016) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
5 years newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and IXUS 310 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Have touch screens

Canon IXUS 300 HS

Canon IXUS 300 HS
9 months older

Significant advantages of the IXUS 300 HS (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2500 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 300 HS (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No touch screen
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 461k dots

common strengths of the IXUS 300 HS and IXUS 310 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
5 months older
$315

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the S95 and IXUS 310 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $315.00 vs $132.89

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
4 months older
$2,042

Significant advantages of the G12 (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G12 (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the G12 and IXUS 310 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
6 months older
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and IXUS 310 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXUS 310 HS compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.3), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 30 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 2.7"), has a touch screen and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it is older (february 2011 vs january 2012), is not waterproof and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/3000 of a second).

Canon Digital IXUS 210 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 210 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the 210 IS (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 210 IS (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

common strengths of the 210 IS and IXUS 310 HS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

Nikon Coolpix S33

Nikon Coolpix S33
4 years newer
$150

Significant advantages of the S33 (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Waterproof
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S33 (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S33 and IXUS 310 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1"
  • Inexpensive: $149.98 vs $132.89

Canon IXUS 220 HS

Canon IXUS 220 HS
similar age

Significant advantages of the IXUS 220 HS (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 220 HS (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.2"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the IXUS 220 HS and IXUS 310 HS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the 980 IS (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 14.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 980 IS (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

common strengths of the 980 IS and IXUS 310 HS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Canon IXUS 125 HS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the IXUS 125 HS (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 125 HS (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the IXUS 125 HS and IXUS 310 HS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXUS 310 HS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a touch screen, is slightly smaller (compact (101×55×25 mm) vs mid size (120×67×45 mm)) and is thinner (1" vs 1.8").

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.4 fps vs 11 fps).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A6000 and IXUS 310 HS

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (101×55×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 185 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXUS 310 HS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.4), has a touch screen, is thinner (1" vs 1.3") and is slightly less expensive ($132.89 vs $399.00).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is older (february 2011 vs august 2011) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
similar age
$399

Significant advantages of the SX230 HS (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX230 HS (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/2
  • Larger: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Compact (101×55×25 mm)

common strengths of the SX230 HS and IXUS 310 HS

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Compact (101×55×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1"
  • Very light: 215 g vs 185 g

Canon IXUS 1100 HS

Canon IXUS 1100 HS
6 months newer
$261

Significant advantages of the IXUS 1100 HS (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 1100 HS (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2

common strengths of the IXUS 1100 HS and IXUS 310 HS

  • Very small: Compact (99×59×22 mm) vs Compact (101×55×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1"
  • Very light: 206 g vs 185 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXUS 310 HS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/2.6) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (compact (101×55×25 mm) vs ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.4 fps vs 10 fps), is older (february 2011 vs july 2011) and is thicker (1" vs 0.8").

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30
5 months newer
$212

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX30 (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX30 (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX30 and IXUS 310 HS

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXUS 310 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.4), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 230k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (101×55×25 mm) vs prosumer size (120×82×92 mm)) and has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it is older (february 2011 vs july 2014), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
3 years newer
$239

Significant advantages of the SX520 HS (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX520 HS (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2
  • No touch screen
  • Larger: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (101×55×25 mm)

common strengths of the SX520 HS and IXUS 310 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (101×55×25 mm)
  • Very light: 441 g vs 185 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1"

Pentax X70

Pentax X70
1 year older

Significant advantages of the X70 (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the X70 (vs the IXUS 310 HS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the X70 and IXUS 310 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×83×90 mm) vs Compact (101×55×25 mm)
  • Very light: 410 g vs 185 g
  • Thin: 3.5" vs 1"