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

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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
Lowest price Much cheaper $249.99 vs $1,492.01
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The best price we've seen is $1,242 cheaper (6x less)
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: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 PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159 - $250

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $203

              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

              $180

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $185

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              $146

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $167 - $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $220

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Pentax Optio VS20

              Pentax Optio VS20

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Super zoom

              $200

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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

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