Updated (August 2011): Compare the Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Casio Exilim EX-H20G

Casio Exilim EX-H20g vs Canon ELPH 310 HS

Winner
Casio Exilim EX-H20G

60

Canon ELPH 310 HS

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-H20g

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

Items often bought with the Casio EX-H20g or Canon 310 HS

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differences

Advantages of the Canon 310 HS

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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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Size
Significantly smaller
96×57×22 mm vs 103×68×29 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the 310 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Weight
Significantly lighter
140 g vs 216 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price
Cheaper
$295.00 vs $381.72
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The best price we've seen is $87 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Casio EX-H20g

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 8x
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Around 60% more zoom
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              310 HS8x
              EX-H20g10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $289

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $260

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $123 - $137

              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $336

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              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
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Casio Exilim EX-H20G Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $350 body only

              $494 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $670 body only

              $679 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Casio Exilim EX-H15

              Casio Exilim EX-H15

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS

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              Canon ELPH 310 HS Casio Exilim EX-H20G
              Canon ELPH 310 HS Casio Exilim EX-H20G

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