• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 310 HS advantages over Panasonic LF1

  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    141g vs 192g
    Lighter weight
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Panasonic LF1 advantages over Canon 310 HS

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.90 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/3.0
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.24 vs 0.38 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 3.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent 28-224mm zoom range; 3-inch LCD with 461K-dots; Full HD movie mode; Good print quality; Fun to shoot.

  • Odd button/switch positions; Moderate chromatic aberration; Soft corners; Dim flash results; Below-average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus Stylus-7040

Canon 310 HS
Olympus Stylus-7040
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • More dots on screen
  • $206
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Panasonic LF1
Olympus Stylus-7040
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $206
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • More pixels

Compared to Canon S100

Canon 310 HS
Canon S100
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic LF1
Canon S100
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Samsung ST200F

Canon 310 HS
Samsung ST200F
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • HDMI out
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic LF1
Samsung ST200F
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon S110

Canon 310 HS
Canon S110
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic LF1
Canon S110
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Canon 330 HS

Canon 310 HS
Canon 330 HS
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Wider angle lens
Panasonic LF1
Canon 330 HS
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
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