Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8.7 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS over the Canon ELPH 310 HS.
 
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Advantages of the Canon 310 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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)
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Size Smaller 96x57x22 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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3.2x smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8.7 fps vs 0.9 fps
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More than 9.5x faster continuous shooting
Battery life Longer battery life 210 shots vs 110 shots
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More than 90% more shots per battery charge
Weight Lighter 140 g vs 306 g
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2.2x lighter
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 310 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1.8"
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2.1x thinner
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Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen
        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
        SX150 IS:110 shots
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $235

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $170 - $189

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200 - $300

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

        Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $206

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $169 - $250

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $249

        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        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 PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $248

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $180

        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Significantly larger
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $257

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Larger
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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