• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 36.00mm - 360.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SD4500 IS advantages over Canon 310 HS

  • More telephoto lens reach
    360 mm vs 224 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon 310 HS advantages over Canon SD4500 IS

  • Less expensive
    $260 vs $350 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~1.90 vs 3.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 210 vs 150 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Lighter weight
    141g vs 189g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.38 vs 0.68 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    12.1 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 36 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.5 fps vs 2.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

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 an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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

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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 Sony DSC-HX5V

Canon SD4500 IS
Sony DSC-HX5V
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $294
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in GPS
Canon 310 HS
Sony DSC-HX5V
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $294
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Olympus Stylus-7040

Canon SD4500 IS
Olympus Stylus-7040
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $206
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
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

Compared to Nikon S8100

Canon SD4500 IS
Nikon S8100
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Canon 310 HS
Nikon S8100
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Ricoh CX5

Canon SD4500 IS
Ricoh CX5
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
Canon 310 HS
Ricoh CX5
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon 330 HS

Canon SD4500 IS
Canon 330 HS
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Faster shutter
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon 310 HS
Canon 330 HS
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Wider angle lens
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