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

Sony Cybershot WX7 vs Canon ELPH 310 HS

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

61

Canon ELPH 310 HS

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Sensor shift

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
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
Help
Around 10% larger screen
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 5.6x
Help
More than 2x more zoom
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 2s
Help
7.5x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
Help
20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony WX7

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.0
Help
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$179.99 vs $258.00
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The best price we've seen is $78 cheaper (more than 30% 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 HS:96x57x22 mm
              WX7:94x56x19 mm
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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

              $229

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $123

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

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

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $314

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $120

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $268

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $236

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              $179

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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

              discussion

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