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

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
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

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
Less 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
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
96×57×22 mm vs 104×56×25 mm
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Around 20% smaller
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
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              310 HS96×57×22 mm
              DMC-FX700104×56×25 mm
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              310 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              DMC-FX700
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              310 HS8.7 fps
              DMC-FX70010 fps
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              310 HS3,200 ISO
              DMC-FX7001,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $330

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              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
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

              Travel zoom

              $313

              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $517

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

              Compact

              $200

              Size Slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

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