Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX270 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 SX260 HS

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 96x57x22 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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Advantages of the Canon 310 HS

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Size Significantly smaller 96x57x22 mm vs 106x61x33 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the 310 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Weight Significantly lighter 140 g vs 231 g
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Around 40% lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8.7 fps vs 3.2 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.9" vs 1.3"
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More than 30% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Zoom Significantly more zoom 20x vs 8x
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Around 6.5x more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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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
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        240 fps
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        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
        210 shots

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $300

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $230 - $249

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $289 - $400

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $155 - $250

        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 PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $449

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $211

        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon ELPH 530 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

        Ultra compact

        $178

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        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 Better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $250

        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $241

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $175 - $179

        Zoom More zoom
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $320

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $252

        Size Smaller
        Battery life Longer battery life
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $361 - $389

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $329 - $399

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Travel zoom

        $262

        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Weight Slightly lighter
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

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