Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Canon ELPH 310 HS

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

64

Canon ELPH 310 HS

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Screen size
Large screen
3"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Canon ELPH 310 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.

differences

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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The WX50's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the WX50's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size
Smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 96×57×22 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
240 shots vs 210 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 8.7 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 140 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$223.00 vs $295.00
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The best price we've seen is $72 cheaper (more than 20% 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
              Size Fairly small Help
              310 HS96×57×22 mm
              WX5092×52×19 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              310 HS1080p @ 30fps
              WX501080p @ 60fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              310 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              WX50
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              310 HS8.7 fps
              WX5010 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              310 HS0.9"
              WX500.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              310 HS140 g
              WX50117 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              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

              $169 - $178

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom 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 PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $585

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $326

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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              Canon ELPH 310 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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