Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

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Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W580

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Storage slots
More storage slots
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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8.7 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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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 1 fps
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More than 8.5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom Slightly more zoom 8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony W580

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the W580's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Size Smaller 94x56x19 mm vs 96x57x22 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 127 g vs 140 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $105.70 vs $249.99
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The best price we've seen is $144 cheaper (2.4x less)
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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
              W580:94x56x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              310 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
              W580:Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              310 HS:0.9"
              W580:0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              310 HS:140 g
              W580:127 g
              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 ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $185

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $90 - $180

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              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 - $203

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159 - $250

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $182

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $117

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W580 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $145

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Ultra compact

              $320

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $220

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $275

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger

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