Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Really small
Size
Super compact 93x55x19 mm
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8.7 fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Sensor shift

differences

Advantages of the Canon 310 HS

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Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8.7 fps vs 3.4 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 4x
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4x more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the 100 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
93x55x19 mm vs 96x57x22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$124.90 vs $258.00
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The best price we've seen is $133 cheaper (2.1x less)
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              310 HS96x57x22 mm
              100 HS93x55x19 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              310 HS1080p @ 30fps
              100 HS1080p @ 24fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              140 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              310 HS0.9"
              100 HS0.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $199 - $210

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $170

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $556

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is much more expensive

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 117 HS

              Canon IXUS 117 HS

              Compact

              $176

              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger

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