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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $234.99 vs $284.98
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (around 20% less)
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recommendations

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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 - $175

              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

              $165 - $170

              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

              $282

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon ELPH 510 HS

              Canon ELPH 510 HS

              Travel zoom

              $171

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180 - $249

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $110

              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).