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

Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

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

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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Lowest price Cheaper $110.00 vs $199.00
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The best price we've seen is $89 cheaper (more than 40% 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 Common Weaknesses
              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:Sensor shift, Lens
              A4000 IS:Lens
              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.

              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              8x
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $150

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $209

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              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 - $130

              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 SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $250

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $130 - $250

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $127 - $197

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149 - $179

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $338

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180 - $300

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $115

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $80

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97 - $114

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

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              Canon ELPH 310 HS Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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