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

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift, Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8.7 fps
 

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
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
Zoom Slightly more zoom 8x vs 3x
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More than 7x more zoom
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 Common Weaknesses
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.9"
        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 ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $149

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $130 - $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

        $214

        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

        $114 - $199

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

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $235 - $300

        Zoom Has significantly 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

        $179 - $204

        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 - $250

        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $130

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $84 - $220

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

        Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31 Competitors

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        Canon D6000

        Entry-level DSLR

        Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

        Ultra compact

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix 950

        Nikon Coolpix 950

        Digicam

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S50c

        Nikon Coolpix S50c

        Ultra compact

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $400 - $419 body only

        $399 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

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