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
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)
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $199.00 vs $239.00
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              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

              $159 - $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 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $90 - $180

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $179

              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 Slightly cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $270

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

              Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
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              Compact

              Size Smaller
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Olympus FE-360

              Olympus FE-360

              Compact

              $308

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $110

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $145

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures

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