Updated (August 2011): Compare the Canon ELPH 310 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

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
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

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31 over the Canon ELPH 310 HS.

Items often bought with the Canon 310 HS or Konica Minolta X31

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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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/500s
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4x faster max shutter speed
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
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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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              310 HS96×57×22 mm
              X3186×67×24 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Weight Light weight Help
              310 HS140 g
              X31165 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              310 HS3,200 ISO
              X31200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              310 HS28 mm
              X3136 mm

              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 Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $290

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $123 - $137

              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

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

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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              Nikon Coolpix 990

              Digicam

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Olympus Stylus 7040

              Olympus Stylus 7040

              Compact

              $219

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $518

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $135

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

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