Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 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

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8

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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
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
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/500s
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4x faster max shutter speed
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
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"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              310 HS28 mm
              X3136 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              310 HS3,200 ISO
              X31200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $220

              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 PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $282

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $139

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $410

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $169 - $178

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $585

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

              Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sigma DP2

              Sigma DP2

              Boutique

              $595 - $799

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
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              Konica Minolta DiMAGE Xg

              Compact

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix 4500

              Nikon Coolpix 4500

              Digicam

              $807

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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