Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 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

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Sensor shift
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
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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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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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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Pro digicam

              $145

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $123

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $426

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

              Compact

              $290

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Pro digicam

              $234

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger

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