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
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.9" vs 1.3"
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More than 30% thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8.7 fps vs 3.2 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $179.00 vs $199.99
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The best price we've seen is $21 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              310 HS:Lens, Sensor shift
              SX260 HS:Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              210 shots
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

              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 PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $175

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $203

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $109 - $117

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $120

              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 PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $147 - $250

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $186

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $81 - $180

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $205

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $184 - $213

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

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $399

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

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $251

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $219 - $230

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

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