Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs Canon ELPH 520 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 PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 87x54x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8.7 fps
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 310 HS

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the 310 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8.7 fps vs 2.8 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 210 shots vs 190 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Weight Lighter 140 g vs 155 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon ELPH 520 HS

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Zoom More zoom 12x vs 8x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
Size Smaller 87x54x19 mm vs 96x57x22 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
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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
        ELPH 520 HS:87x54x19 mm
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        240 fps
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        310 HS:Lens, Sensor shift
        ELPH 520 HS:Lens
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Thickness Thin Help
        310 HS:0.9"
        ELPH 520 HS:0.7"
        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
        ELPH 520 HS:190 shots
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Weight Light weight Help
        310 HS:140 g
        ELPH 520 HS:155 g
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        310 HS:8x
        ELPH 520 HS:12x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $407

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $225

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $199

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $170 - $250

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $225 - $300

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        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

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $248 - $300

        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

        Canon ELPH 520 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 530 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

        Ultra compact

        $150

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $118 - $129

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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