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

60

Canon ELPH 310 HS

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Super compact (95×56×20 mm)
 

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 3 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7.

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
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Screen size
Larger screen
3" 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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony WX7

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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
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
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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
Size
Smaller
95×56×20 mm vs 96×57×22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots 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
$175.51 vs $295.00
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The best price we've seen is $119 cheaper (more than 40% 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
              WX795×56×20 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              310 HS1080p @ 30fps
              WX71080p @ 60fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              310 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              WX7
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              310 HS8.7 fps
              WX710 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              310 HS140 g
              WX7139 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              310 HS0.9"
              WX70.8"
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $144

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly 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 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              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-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Compact

              $169

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $170

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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