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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8.7 fps
 

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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differences

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)
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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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recommendations

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

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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
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$225

Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$200 - $300

Zoom Has much more zoom
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $451

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$324

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Travel zoom

$200 - $300

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$176

Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Smaller screen
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$169 - $250

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Macro focus Worse macro capability
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

$421

Wide angle 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

$248 - $300

Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

Compact

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Slightly lighter
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

$498

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$318 - $400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Touch screen No touch screen
Size Larger
Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Ultra compact

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Smaller
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

Compact

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Aperture Narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen

appearance

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Canon ELPH 310 HS Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700
Canon ELPH 310 HS Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

discussion

Canon ELPH 310 HS
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