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

Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Winner
Canon ELPH 310 HS

56

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Really small
Size
Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Size
Really small
Compact (95×56×24 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Canon ELPH 310 HS.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 310 HS

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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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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 2 f-stops better
Size
Slightly smaller
96×57×22 mm vs 95×56×24 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
140 g vs 145 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$142.98 vs $295.00
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The best price we've seen is $152 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 HS96×57×22 mm
              A4000 IS95×56×24 mm
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              310 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              A4000 IS
              1. Lens
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Weight Light weight Help
              310 HS140 g
              A4000 IS145 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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              310 HS210 shots
              A4000 IS175 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              310 HS3,200 ISO
              A4000 IS1,600 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/3
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              8x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $119

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $169 - $177

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $584

              Wide angle Much 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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $223

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $115

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $220

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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