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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
Battery life Longer battery life 210 shots vs 175 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
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
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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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        310 HS:96x57x22 mm
        A4000 IS:95x56x24 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        310 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
        A4000 IS:Lens
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Weight Light weight Help
        310 HS:140 g
        A4000 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
        A4000 IS:175 shots
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.9"
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        8x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $115

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $97

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        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
        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $164 - $197

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $450

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $160 - $250

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $248 - $300

        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $407

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $80

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $129

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

        Canon IXUS 135

        Travel zoom

        $283

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Size Smaller
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $138

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $117 - $170

        Zoom More zoom
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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