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

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

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8.7 fps
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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
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recommendations

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
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

$211

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

$175 - $179

Weight Is slightly heavier
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$447 - $449

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

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
Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Digicam

$180 - $300

Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$155 - $250

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Travel zoom

$127

3D Takes 3D photos
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Supports 24p No 24p support

Sony Cybershot DSC-W580 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

Sony Cybershot W570

Ultra compact

$160

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Slightly smaller
Screen size Smaller screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

Ultra compact

$366

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Smaller screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

Compact

$626

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Travel zoom

$307

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Significantly larger
Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F

Travel zoom

$139 - $299

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger

appearance

Canon ELPH 310 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-W580
Canon ELPH 310 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-W580
Canon ELPH 310 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

discussion

Canon ELPH 310 HS
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