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

Canon PowerShot S95 vs Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Canon PowerShot S95

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Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Size
Really small
Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8.7 fps

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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
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Smaller
96×57×22 mm vs 100×58×30 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8.7 fps vs 1.9 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.2"
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Around 30% thinner
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
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
210 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$295.00 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $104 cheaper (around 30% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon S95

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/3
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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" 6.16x4.62mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              310 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              S95
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              310 HS210 shots
              S95200 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $444

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Weight Heavier
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $330

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $261

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $236

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Supports RAW No RAW support

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