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

Canon ELPH 310 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
Super compact 96x57x22 mm
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
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
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
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              310 HS:96x57x22 mm
              X31:86x67x24 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              310 HS:28 mm
              X31:36 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $100 - $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 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $140

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $90 - $180

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              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 ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $562

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Ultra compact

              $99

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Olympus FE-360

              Olympus FE-360

              Compact

              $200

              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
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              Olympus C-1

              Compact

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Size Significantly larger
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $100

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

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