Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Review

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Quick Take
Pros
  • Ultra-Compact frame makes it easy to carry with you at all times
  • Incredibly easy to use
  • Loaded with useful features
  • Outstanding image quality
  • Excellent 1080p HD videos
  • High quality 3-inch LCD screen
  • Versatile 8x optical zoom lens with great image stabilization
  • Better than expected battery life
Cons
  • Can be hard to operate with one hand
  • Did struggle slightly in high dynamic range situations
  • Short flash range
  • We were not able to achieve 3.5fps or 8.7fps using the burst modes
Bottom Line
The Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS is an outstanding ultra-compact digicam that is loaded with high quality features and the powerful HS system. It produces amazing image quality while still being easy enough for anyone to use. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
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Building on the success of their PowerShot ELPH 300 HS we reviewed earlier this year, Canon has unveiled the ELPH 310 HS. This unit embraces all that we loved about the 300 HS, like a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, Canon's HS (High Sensitivity) System, and loads of useful exposure options. However, Canon has added some appealing new upgrades, like a new 8x optical zoom lens with true optical image stabilization, a larger 3.0-inch LCD screen, and six stylish new colors.

Canon has also upgraded their proven Smart Auto exposure system, which gives users the ultimate in ease of use. You no longer have to worry about difficult exposure settings, or even which scene mode to choose. The camera does all that for you, so you can concentrate on the framing that sweet shot.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Features:
  • Ultra-compact metal body, available in six metallic colors (Black, Sliver, Blue, Green, Pink and Purple)
  • 12.1-Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • 8x optical zoom lens covers 28 - 224mm equivalent range
  • 3.0-inch LCD with 460K pixels
  • Full 1080p HD video recording
  • Enhanced Smart Auto mode
  • Intelligent IS
  • Optical Image Stabilization 
  • Burst Mode captures up to 3.5fps @ full resolution
  • High-speed Burst Mode captures photos 8.7fps @ 3M
  • Li-ion battery pack (good for up to 210 shots)
  • HDMI output
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot.
The PowerShot ELPH 310 HS is available in six stylish colors (silver, pink, green, blue, purple, and black), with a $259.99 USD. See our buy box below for the most current online pricing.

What's in the box?:
  • PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Body
  • Battery Pack NB-4L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LV
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC11
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM


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