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"
Really small
Size
Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8

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Advantages of the Canon 310 HS

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 1.5"
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2x larger screen
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
28 mm vs 36 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 10.0 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
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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 200 ISO
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The 310 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 8 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
96×57×22 mm vs 86×67×24 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 3x
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More than 7x more zoom
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs 1/3.2" 4.54x3.42mm
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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
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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 HS96×57×22 mm
              X3186×67×24 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              310 HS3,200 ISO
              X31200 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              310 HS28 mm
              X3136 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $223

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $403

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              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 ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              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
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-145

              Olympus VG-145

              Digicam

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $550

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $109

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

              Olympus Stylus 7040

              Compact

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S50c

              Nikon Coolpix S50c

              Ultra compact

              $249

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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