Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 310 HS

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Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8.7 fps vs 3.4 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom Slightly more zoom 8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
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Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size Smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 96x57x22 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
        For that film look
        Size Fairly small Help
        310 HS:96x57x22 mm
        300 HS:92x55x19 mm
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        240 fps
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Thickness Thin Help
        310 HS:0.9"
        300 HS:0.8"
        Weight Light weight Help
        310 HS:140 g
        300 HS:141 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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $206

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $169 - $250

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $241

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $278 - $400

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $170 - $189

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $249

        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon ELPH 510 HS

        Canon ELPH 510 HS

        Travel zoom

        $168

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $110 - $180

        Screen size Larger screen
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

        appearance

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        discussion

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        Avatar for Tirah Misu Tirah Misu (7:51 AM, January 09, 2012)
        i have the 300HS and i think you should keep it instead.  the 24mm is better than 28mm on the 310.  also aperture of f 2.7 is better than f 3.0 on 310.  the 300 is cheaper too!
         
        Avatar for DL DL (5:14 PM, January 02, 2012)
        Help! I have both the 310 and 300 and must return one today. I'm hard on equipment and am traveling, want sturdy with great image potential (the film part isn't that interesting to me).