Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 320 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x57x21 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 320 HS

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the 320 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Size Much smaller 94x57x21 mm vs 106x61x33 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Weight Significantly lighter 145 g vs 231 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 1.3"
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Around 40% thinner
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Lowest price Cheaper $147.47 vs $199.99
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The best price we've seen is $53 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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Zoom Much more zoom 20x vs 5x
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16x more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life Longer battery life 210 shots vs 170 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.2 fps vs 2 fps
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More than 60% faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              320 HS:170 shots
              SX260 HS:210 shots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              320 HS:2 fps
              SX260 HS:3.2 fps
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $109 - $117

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $120

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $175

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $187

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $174

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $209

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $164

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $219 - $230

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $349 - $354

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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