Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Canon ELPH 310 HS

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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 A4000 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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
Battery life Longer battery life 210 shots vs 175 shots
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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
Size Slightly smaller 96x57x22 mm vs 95x56x24 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.9" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        310 HS:96x57x22 mm
        A4000 IS:95x56x24 mm
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Weight Light weight Help
        310 HS:140 g
        A4000 IS:145 g
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.9"
        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
        A4000 IS:175 shots
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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 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 ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $235

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $260 - $338

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Canon ELPH 510 HS

        Canon ELPH 510 HS

        Travel zoom

        $168

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Canon ELPH 530 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

        Ultra compact

        $180

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $169 - $250

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        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 PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $110

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Canon IXUS 135

        Canon IXUS 135

        Travel zoom

        $152 - $253

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Size Smaller
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $87

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $110 - $180

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

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