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

Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

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Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8.7 fps
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

Size
Really small
Super compact (95×57×22 mm)
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

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Advantages of the Canon 310 HS

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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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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
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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              310 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              DMC-FX580
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              310 HS3,200 ISO
              DMC-FX5801,600 ISO
              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 ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              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 PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $583

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix A

              Nikon Coolpix A

              Boutique

              $597 - $652

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

              Ultra compact

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $252

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $848

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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