Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

Sony Cybershot WX7

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

68

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Canon ELPH 310 HS

58

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
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
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 size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Zoom Slightly more zoom 8x vs 5.6x
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More than 2x 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 WX7

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the WX7'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
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size Smaller 94x56x19 mm vs 96x57x22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 10 fps vs 8.7 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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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
        WX7:94x56x19 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        310 HS:Lens, Sensor shift
        WX7:Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Thickness Thin Help
        310 HS:0.9"
        WX7:0.8"
        Weight Light weight Help
        310 HS:140 g
        WX7:139 g
        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

        $185

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $338

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $164 - $197

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Thickness Is thicker
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $490 - $515

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $225

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        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-WX7 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

        Sony Cybershot WX9

        Compact

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Screen size Larger screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

        Compact

        $432

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $223 - $328

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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        Canon ELPH 310 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
        Canon ELPH 310 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

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