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Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Nikon S80

Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
33
Overall
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Canon ELPH 310 HS front
 
Nikon Coolpix S80 front
Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37

Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Nikon S80 Key Specs

Canon ELPH 310 HS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 140g - 96 x 57 x 22mm
  • Revealed August 2011
  • Other Name is IXUS 230 HS
Nikon S80
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-175mm (F3.6-4.8) lens
  • 133g - 99 x 63 x 17mm
  • Released September 2010
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Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Nikon S80 Overview

Lets look a bit more in depth at the Canon ELPH 310 HS and Nikon S80, both Ultracompact cameras by competitors Canon and Nikon. The image resolution of the ELPH 310 HS (12MP) and the S80 (14MP) is relatively comparable and both cameras boast the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 310 HS was revealed 12 months after the S80 so they are of a similar age. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before going straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a concise summary of how the ELPH 310 HS scores versus the S80 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 310 HS over the Nikon S80

 ELPH 310 HS S80 
ReleasedAugust 2011September 2010Newer by 12 months

Reasons to pick Nikon S80 over the Canon ELPH 310 HS

 S80 ELPH 310 HS 
Screen dimensions3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution819k461kClearer screen (+358k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Canon ELPH 310 HS and Nikon S80

 ELPH 310 HS S80 
Manually focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Nikon S80 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to travel with your camera, you have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Canon ELPH 310 HS has exterior dimensions of 96mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 140 grams (0.31 lbs) and the Nikon S80 has dimensions of 99mm x 63mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7") along with a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

Contrast the Canon ELPH 310 HS and Nikon S80 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are using at that moment. Following is a front view dimension comparison of the ELPH 310 HS compared to the S80.

Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Nikon S80 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the ELPH 310 HS and S80 is 95 and 96 respectively.

Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Nikon S80 top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Nikon S80 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is difficult to picture the difference in sensor dimensions purely by checking out technical specs. The image here will help provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the ELPH 310 HS and S80.

As you have seen, each of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different MP. You can count on the Nikon S80 to produce greater detail because of its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will enable you to crop shots a bit more aggressively. The newer ELPH 310 HS should have a benefit with regard to sensor technology.

Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Nikon S80 sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Nikon S80 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Nikon S80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon ELPH 310 HS Portrait photography highlights
Nikon S80 Portrait photography highlights
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includes face detect autofocus
lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
low MP (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
33
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
offers face detection focusing
no manual focus
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 310 HS Street photography details
Nikon S80 Street photography details
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has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
63
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with touch focus
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 310 HS Sports photography information
Nikon S80 Sports photography information
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has image stabilization (Optical)
includes tracking focus
continuous shooting slow (3.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
low MP (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14MP)
offers tracking autofocus
slow continuous shooting (1.3 frames/s)
no shutter priority
sensor is small (1/2.3")
terrible battery power (150 CIPA)
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 310 HS Travel photography info
Nikon S80 Travel photography info
58
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
low MP (12MP)
does not have selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
60
comes with touch focus
megapixel count good (14MP)
built-in flash
doesn't have Timelapse recording
terrible battery power (150 CIPA)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 310 HS Landscape photography information
Nikon S80 Landscape photography information
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really wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
no manual exposure
low MP (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
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screen larger than average (3.5 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
no manual mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
terrible battery power (150 CIPA)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 310 HS as a Vlogging camera
Nikon S80 as a Vlogging camera
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really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
does not have selfie friendly screen
does not have mic jack
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built-in touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone socket
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Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Nikon S80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 310 HS and Nikon S80
 Canon ELPH 310 HSNikon Coolpix S80
General Information
Brand Canon Nikon
Model Canon ELPH 310 HS Nikon Coolpix S80
Also called IXUS 230 HS -
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Revealed 2011-08-23 2010-09-08
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Expeed C2
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 3200 1600
Highest boosted ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-224mm (8.0x) 35-175mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/3.6-4.8
Macro focus range 1cm 7cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 3.5 inch
Resolution of display 461k dots 819k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech PureColor II G TFT LCD OLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 3.0 frames per second 1.3 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.00 m -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 240 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format H.264 H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 140 gr (0.31 lbs) 133 gr (0.29 lbs)
Physical dimensions 96 x 57 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.9") 99 x 63 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 210 images 150 images
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-4L EN-EL10
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) -
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Cost at launch $400 $191