Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31

Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Really small
Size
Super compact 96x57x22 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift, Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31 over the Canon ELPH 310 HS.
 

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Advantages of the Canon 310 HS

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 1.5"
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2x larger screen
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift, Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 36 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 3.1 MP
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Capture more than 3x more detail in your photos
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 76k dots
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More than 6x higher resolution screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 3x
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More than 7x more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 200 ISO
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The 310 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
96x57x22 mm vs 86x67x24 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/3.2" 4.5x3.4mm
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More than 80% larger sensor
Weight
Lighter
140 g vs 165 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Konica Minolta X31

Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the X31's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
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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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              310 HS:28 mm
              X31:36 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159 - $250

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $239

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $124 - $180

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $396

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              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
              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 ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $230

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $140

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $103

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
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              Pentax Optio S40

              Compact

              $160

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $98

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures

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