Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 96x57x22 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.2
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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Advantages of the Canon 310 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Size Smaller 96x57x22 mm vs 103x55x24 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Zoom Slightly more zoom 8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 310 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Lighter 140 g vs 177 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX700

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.2 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FX700's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 10 fps vs 8.7 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        310 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
        DMC-FX700:Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $130 - $250

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $235 - $359

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $159

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

        Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $165

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $189

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        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 SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $200

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Size Much larger

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

        Compact

        $119

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $184 - $300

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        Size Significantly larger
        Nikon Coolpix P310

        Nikon Coolpix P310

        Pro digicam

        $370

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Size Larger
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        Zoom Much more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        Touch screen No touch screen

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