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Canon ELPH 310 HS

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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 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
        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
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
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        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $450

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        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
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $160 - $250

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $115

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

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $207 - $300

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon ELPH 500 HS

        Canon ELPH 500 HS

        Pro digicam

        $138

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $248 - $300

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

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $407

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

        Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $220 - $249

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $327 - $400

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $498

        Overall image quality Much better image quality
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot S90

        Canon PowerShot S90

        Pro digicam

        $545

        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        $350

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support

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