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

Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31

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Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Sensor shift
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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
Lens, Sensor shift 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
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
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
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
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
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/500s
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4x faster max shutter speed
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 3x
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More than 7x more zoom
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
Size
Smaller
96x57x22 mm vs 86x67x24 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
140 g vs 165 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              310 HS96x57x22 mm
              X3186x67x24 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              310 HS28 mm
              X3136 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $160

              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

              $199

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $368

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $199 - $210

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              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 Cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $558

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price Much more expensive

              Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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              Canon D6000

              Entry-level DSLR

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $500

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus 7040

              Olympus Stylus 7040

              Compact

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Thicker

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