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Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera

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12.1MP 4.4x CMOS Nov 2011
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Digital Compact Camera - HS System (12.1 MP)- f/2.0, 24mm, 4.4x zoom. Optical IS- Stainless steel body- 8.0 cm (3.2") PureColor II Touch LCD- Full HD with optical zoom. Dynamic IS- Smart Auto... More
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21 Reasons For

Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon digital cameras and also specifically for Canon compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good reviews compared to other brands.

Quite Large Screen Size

Cameras that have been around for more than two years have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". The screen size of the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS of 3.2 inches is one of the largest amongst compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 3.2" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the IXUS 240 HS, and the IXUS 510 HS both from Canon is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Samsung MV900F ($165.99) (3.3"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this Canon camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-WX350 ($267.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($199.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot ELPH 310 HS supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, and the Olympus Stylus SH-50 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The PowerShot ELPH 310 HS supports video recording, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support video recording currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Samsung WB800F, or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40, or the GE A1455 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot ELPH 310 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), and the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS is more than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The PowerShot ELPH 310 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Canon digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this camera.

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Supports Five ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and spec.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Canon camera also support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

Compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 461,000 pixels, the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Canon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of this spec and age. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot ELPH 310 HS has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all cameras of this type and age the display ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The PowerShot ELPH 310 HS has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (only 24 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the minimum focal lengths range from 2.6mm to 290mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of only 2, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS has one of the smaller minimum apertures amongst cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS is 1.3 and the largest is 6.9.

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Short

The heights of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS range from 16mm to 750mm. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS is quite short (only 55 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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14 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS is 9.3x, and the optical zooms range from 2x to 50x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative 4x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Canon IXUS 105 IS which has better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00) (4.2x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

We compared this camera to all the other 12.1MP digital cameras and we think the PowerShot SX220 HS, and the PowerShot SX240 HS ($254.24) both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 ($299.95) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS, the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot ELPH 310 HS is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 310 HS has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. Compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago still image resolutions range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of this spec and age. The flash mode "Manual" is also featured on this camera.

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Only 180 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS is a camera that takes 180 shots shots per battery charge.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The PowerShot ELPH 310 HS has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Movie" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS has a fairly few total megapixel count (only 12.8 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 15,000,000MP.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

With a combined zoom of only 18 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS has one of the smaller combined zoom amongst cameras of this age. The combined zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 3x to 1,600x.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 105 millimeters, the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The shortest maximum focal length of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 13mm, the longest is 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The PowerShot ELPH 310 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this digital camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50).

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Canon IXUS 500 (4.1x and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 185 grams, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot ELPH 310 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a CCD sensor type.

Other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Samsung NX20 ($369.42).

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50) (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Other Features
Weight
Interface
Dimension
Operating System
Video Out Port
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
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Expert Reviews

(45)
1 June 2012

The Canon ELPH 310 HS / IXUS 230 HS is, without a doubt, an exciting new released. We liked it and highly recommend it to future buyers...

22 February 2012

The Canon Ixus 230HS is another offering in possibly the best range of small pocket cameras around. This is the latest Ixus offering, Canon do another ?smaller? unit the PowerShot apart from their... Read more…

21 February 2012

Snapshooters wanting better photo quality than their smartphone and an 8x zoom lens in a tiny package should certainly consider the Canon Ixus 230 HS...

18 February 2012

The IXUS 230 HS is available in green, silver, purple, blue, pink or black, and comes with all the usual bells and whistles one tends to expect in the current crop of point and shoot cameras like... Read more…

17 February 2012

Snapshooters wanting better photo quality than their smartphone and an 8x zoom lens in a tiny package should certainly consider the Canon PowerShot Elph 310 HS...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 November 2011 by Juice

I've owned an Ixus 220 HS since it was launched in the UK; the lil' red beastie has been to various exotic places such as China and Germany, as well as dozens of gigs, festivals and events. Alas,... Read more…

Reviewed 25 October 2011 by Janet

I am only an amateur so I cannot advise on the technical side of the camera. For the more technical stuff you would want to look up a professional review. I have however quite a few cameras, some... Read more…

Reviewed 28 December 2011 by Anne

I take many photographs and have had a few cameras over the years but am not a professional on cameras. However i am always careful and check reviews etc before buying and eventually decided (over... Read more…

Reviewed 8 January 2012 by Waldor

Although our Panasonic Lumix FS62 had served us well for the last 18 months it had only ever been a budget camera, albeit a very good one. I always spend quite a while reading as many reviews as... Read more…

Reviewed 18 January 2012 by Rach

I think I have fallen in love! I ordered my camera on Saturday and it arrived today (Wednesday - two days earlier than delivery estimate) and I've spent the whole evening snapping away. As a keen... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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