Updated (August 2011): Compare the Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8.7 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

Items often bought with the Canon 310 HS or Panasonic DMC-FX580

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Advantages of the Canon 310 HS

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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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8.7 fps vs 2.3 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 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
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 2 f-stops better
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Weight
Lighter
140 g vs 167 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$295.00 vs $499.98
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The best price we've seen is $205 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX580

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Wide angle
Significantly 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
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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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              310 HS96×57×22 mm
              DMC-FX58095×57×22 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              310 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              DMC-FX580
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Weight Light weight Help
              310 HS140 g
              DMC-FX580167 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              310 HS3,200 ISO
              DMC-FX5801,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $289

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $122 - $136

              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

              Ultra compact

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

              Compact

              $499

              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35

              Compact

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

              Compact

              $240

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $670 body only

              $679 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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