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"
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x57x22 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Sensor shift
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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
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 Lens, Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
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
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
Size Smaller 96x57x22 mm vs 86x67x24 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$225

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

$170 - $250

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$225 - $300

Zoom Has much 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 ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$185

Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Smaller screen
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
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

$248 - $300

Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$407

Wide angle Better wide angle
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$149 - $175

Size Smaller
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix 950

Nikon Coolpix 950

Digicam

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$499 - $598

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$338 - $398

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

Ultra compact

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
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Canon D6000

Entry-level DSLR

Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
External flash Supports an external flash
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier

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