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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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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.0
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x57x22 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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 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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $199.00 vs $234.82
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The best price we've seen is $36 cheaper (around 20% 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:Sensor shift, Lens
              SX260 HS:Lens
              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

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

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $330 - $389

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149 - $179

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $160

              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 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 S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $130 - $250

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $412

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $130

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180 - $300

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $280

              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 SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $300

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $330 - $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

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

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