Updated (August 2011): Compare the Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Really small
Size
Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.2
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps

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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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
96×57×22 mm vs 104×56×25 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
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 2 f-stops better
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
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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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.2 vs f/3
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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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 8.7 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$240.42 vs $295.00
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The best price we've seen is $55 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              310 HS96×57×22 mm
              DMC-FX700104×56×25 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              310 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              DMC-FX700
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              310 HS0.9"
              DMC-FX7001"
              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
              310 HS3,200 ISO
              DMC-FX7001,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $335

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

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

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              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 PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $223

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $344

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

              Super zoom

              $173

              Zoom Much more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Travel zoom

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix FX80

              Panasonic Lumix FX80

              Compact

              $299

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $224

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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