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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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8.7 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

differences

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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Lowest price
Cheaper
$122.95 vs $258.00
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The best price we've seen is $135 cheaper (2.1x less)
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recommendations

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
              Size Fairly small Help
              310 HS:96x57x22 mm
              A4000 IS:95x56x24 mm
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              310 HS:Lens, Sensor shift
              A4000 IS:Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              310 HS:140 g
              A4000 IS:145 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              8x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              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

              $109 - $160

              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

              $199

              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 IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $222 - $300

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $90 - $180

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              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

              $159 - $200

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $565

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              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
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $138

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102 - $109

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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