Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Really small
Size
Super compact 96x57x22 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

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
 

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
$244.00 vs $1,492.01
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The best price we've seen is $1,248 cheaper (6.1x 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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              310 HS:Lens, Sensor shift
              DMC-FX700:Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              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 S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $244

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              $146

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              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 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 PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $180

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Ultra compact

              $116

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony NEX C3

              Sony NEX C3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $316 body only

              $571 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $230

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,099 - $3,399 body only

              $3,699 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

              Compact

              $500

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen

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