Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs Canon PowerShot S110

Canon Powershot S100 vs Canon ELPH 310 HS

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

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Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.6 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x57x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

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differences

Advantages of the Canon 310 HS

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Size
Smaller
96x57x22 mm vs 99x60x28 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Weight
Significantly lighter
140 g vs 198 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
210 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures much more light (1.2 f-stops)
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
9.6 fps vs 8.7 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$229.00 vs $264.00
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              310 HS1080p @ 30fps
              S1001080p @ 24fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              310 HS8.7 fps
              S1009.6 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              310 HSLens, Sensor shift
              S100Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              310 HS210 shots
              S100200 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $229 - $235

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $170

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $214

              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 PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $398 - $498

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $429

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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