As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310 is also often compared to pro digicams, compacts and travel zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot S120 and the PowerShot A300) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-S2100 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W350)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W310 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it is thinner (0.7" vs 2.1") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it is significantly larger (ultra compact (95×55×19 mm) vs ultra compact (93×52×17 mm)) and is older (january 2010 vs february 2011).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W350 and DSC-W310

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320
similar age
$171

Significant advantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W320 and DSC-W310

  • None found

Samsung L201

Samsung L201
1 year older

Significant advantages of the L201 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L201 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • None found

common strengths of the L201 and DSC-W310

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
4 years newer
$80 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and DSC-W310

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Sony Cybershot W530
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W530 and DSC-W310

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W310 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8"), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 3.1 MP), is newer (january 2010 vs february 2001) and is thinner (0.7" vs 2.6").

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 922k dots), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.1 fps vs 9.4 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
3 years newer
$1,331

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • None found

common strengths of the S120 and DSC-W310

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S75

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S75
9 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S75 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S75 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-S75 and DSC-W310

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W310 compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 33 mm), has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.4"), is much smaller (ultra compact (95×55×19 mm) vs compact (98×61×27 mm)), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and is newer (january 2010 vs january 2009).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-S2100 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S2100 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • Much larger: Compact (98×61×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (95×55×19 mm)
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the DSC-S2100 and DSC-W310

  • Very small: Compact (98×61×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (95×55×19 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 167 g vs 137 g

Canon PowerShot A300

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the A300 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A300 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • Much larger: Compact (111×58×37 mm) vs Ultra compact (95×55×19 mm)
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the A300 and DSC-W310

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
4 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and DSC-W310

  • Very small: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (95×55×19 mm)
  • Very light: 120 g vs 137 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S930

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S930
1 year older
$272

Significant advantages of the DSC-S930 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S930 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (90×61×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (95×55×19 mm)
  • Much smaller screen: 2.4" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the DSC-S930 and DSC-W310

  • Very small: Compact (90×61×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (95×55×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 167 g vs 137 g

Sony Cybershot W510

Sony Cybershot DSC-W510
1 year newer
$112

Significant advantages of the W510 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    2. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the W510 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the W510 and DSC-W310

  • Very small: Super compact (96×54×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (95×55×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 119 g vs 137 g

Canon PowerShot A800

Canon PowerShot A800
1 year newer
$162

Significant advantages of the A800 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A800 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • Much larger: Compact (94×61×31 mm) vs Ultra compact (95×55×19 mm)
  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the A800 and DSC-W310

  • Very small: Compact (94×61×31 mm) vs Ultra compact (95×55×19 mm)
  • Light weight: 186 g vs 137 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 0.7"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W310 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (ultra compact (95×55×19 mm) vs compact (106×59×33 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 1.3") and is slightly lighter (137 g vs 215 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (january 2010 vs january 2015), has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
5 years newer
$134

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the DSC-W310)

  • Larger: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (95×55×19 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the ELPH 160 and DSC-W310

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (95×55×19 mm)
  • Very light: 127 g vs 137 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SX220 HS (vs the DSC-W310)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the SX220 HS (vs the DSC-W310)

  • Much larger: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Ultra compact (95×55×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 215 g vs 137 g

common strengths of the SX220 HS and DSC-W310

  • Very small: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Ultra compact (95×55×19 mm)
  • Very light: 215 g vs 137 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 0.7"