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
Weight
Light-weight
140 g
 

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

Canon ELPH 310 HS Canon ELPH 310 HS 58

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
310 HS:Lens, Sensor shift
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 ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$160 - $175

Size Is slightly smaller
Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$229 - $399

Zoom Has much more zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Travel zoom

$215 - $300

Zoom Has significantly 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

$198

Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Smaller screen
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$225

Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$170 - $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
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

Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

$545

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Ultra compact

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$779

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Pro digicam

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

Compact

Size Smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner
Aperture Narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen

appearance

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

discussion

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