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

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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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        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 PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $160 - $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 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
        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
        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $249

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

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $205

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

        Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3000

        Nikon Coolpix S3000

        Compact

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
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        Olympus C-1

        Compact

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Size Significantly larger
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,231 body only

        $200 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
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        Pentax Optio S4

        Ultra compact

        Size Smaller
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

        Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

        Travel zoom

        $198

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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