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

Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8.7 fps
 

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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Lowest price Cheaper $120.00 vs $199.00
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The best price we've seen is $79 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              310 HS:8x
              SX150 IS:12x

              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
              More buttons
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149

              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 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $214

              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 ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $175 - $179

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $245 - $274

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $300

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159 - $250

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180 - $250

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $84 - $220

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $250

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              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
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $160

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $184 - $219

              Lowest price More expensive

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