Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8.7 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

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Advantages of the Canon 310 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Zoom Slightly more zoom 8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Battery life Longer battery life 210 shots vs 180 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 310 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Canon A3400 IS

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the A3400 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size Slightly smaller 95x56x21 mm vs 96x57x22 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        310 HS:96x57x22 mm
        A3400 IS:95x56x21 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        310 HS:0.9"
        A3400 IS:0.8"
        Weight Light weight Help
        310 HS:140 g
        A3400 IS:145 g
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        310 HS:210 shots
        A3400 IS:180 shots
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $206

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $178 - $189

        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Compact

        $99

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

        Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $235

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $169 - $250

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $249

        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon ELPH 510 HS

        Canon ELPH 510 HS

        Travel zoom

        $160

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $135 - $180

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $180

        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon IXUS 132

        Canon IXUS 132

        Travel zoom

        $116

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Compact

        $107

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $87

        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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