Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs Canon Powershot S100

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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 S95

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 96x57x22 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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Advantages of the Canon 310 HS

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size Smaller 96x57x22 mm vs 99x58x29 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8.7 fps vs 1.9 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom Slightly more zoom 8x vs 3.8x
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More than 4.5x more zoom
Weight Lighter 140 g vs 193 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1.2"
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Around 30% thinner
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 210 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Canon S95

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the S95's lens captures much more light (1.2 f-stops)
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
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        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
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        310 HS:210 shots
        S95:200 shots
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
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        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $278 - $400

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $228 - $249

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $235

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $648 body only

        $200 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $350

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $206

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $169 - $250

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

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $249

        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

        Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $449

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Weight Heavier
        Canon PowerShot S90

        Canon PowerShot S90

        Pro digicam

        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot S200

        Canon PowerShot S200

        Pro digicam

        $331 - $420

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

        Pro digicam

        $599

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Size Much larger
        Supports 24p No 24p support

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