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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 310 HS

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 36 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.2" vs 2.5"
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Around 30% larger screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Much smaller
101×55×25 mm vs 98×62×28 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 310 HS's lens captures slightly more light (1 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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The IXUS 310 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
185 g vs 205 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon 980 IS

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True resolution
Higher true resolution
14.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Size Very small Help
IXUS 310 HS101×55×25 mm
980 IS98×62×28 mm
Aperture Wide aperture Help
IXUS 310 HSf/2
980 ISf/2.8
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Thickness Thin Help
IXUS 310 HS1"
980 IS1.1"
Weight Light weight Help
IXUS 310 HS185 g
980 IS205 g
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/1600 of a second
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
IXUS 310 HS3,200 ISO
980 IS1,600 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
IXUS 310 HS3.4 fps
980 IS1.3 fps
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
IXUS 310 HS461k dots
980 IS230k dots
Zoom Poor zoom Help
IXUS 310 HS4.4x
980 IS3.7x

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