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

Sony Cybershot WX7

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

63

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Canon ELPH 310 HS

54

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

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

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
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
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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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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
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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 Slightly 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 Slightly thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $175.51 vs $249.99
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The best price we've seen is $74 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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
              WX7:94x56x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              310 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $319

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $203

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $180 - $220

              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

              $159 - $250

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

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $185

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $299

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

              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-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $67 - $196

              Weight Lighter
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $158

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $223 - $268

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              appearance

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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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