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

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
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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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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Canon ELPH 310 HS Canon ELPH 310 HS 58

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68 Sony Cybershot WX7 Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

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

$197

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$148

Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Travel zoom

$338

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
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
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Travel zoom

$164 - $197

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Thickness Is thicker
Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

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-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-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 Cybershot DSC-WX9

Sony Cybershot WX9

Compact

$280

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Larger screen
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
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

appearance

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

discussion

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