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"
Weight
Light-weight
127 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 96x57x22 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Weight
Light-weight
140 g
 
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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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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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        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:Lens, Sensor shift
        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 PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $225

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $97

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $399

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $198

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $170 - $250

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

        $248 - $300

        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $407

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W580 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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 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 Cybershot DSC-HX7V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

        Travel zoom

        $330

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Significantly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Travel zoom

        $177

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $398

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

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

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