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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
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
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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
Size Smaller 96x57x22 mm vs 99x58x29 mm
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Around 30% smaller
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
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
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1.2"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 140 g vs 193 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $179.00 vs $347.95
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The best price we've seen is $169 cheaper (around 50% less)
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 Significantly 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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              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              310 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
              S95:Lens
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $165

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $189

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

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

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $130 - $250

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $250 - $300

              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $280 - $400

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $355

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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