Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8.7 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 310 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8.7 fps vs 2.3 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Zoom Slightly more zoom 8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 310 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Lighter 140 g vs 167 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX580

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Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FX580's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        310 HS:96x57x22 mm
        DMC-FX580:95x57x22 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.9"
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $165 - $170

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $180

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $282

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $239 - $300

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

        Travel zoom

        $114 - $162

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

        Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $235

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $167

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $249

        Lowest price Cheaper
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix FX80

        Panasonic Lumix FX80

        Compact

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

        Compact

        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

        Compact

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

        Travel zoom

        $95

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Significantly larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

        Ultra compact

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Screen size Smaller screen

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        Canon ELPH 310 HS Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580
        Canon ELPH 310 HS Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

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