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Canon 310 HS

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Canon 310 HS

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Canon 310 HS
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A good value for money and multi award winning compact digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from seven expert review websites and 8 further awards from other expert sites
Compact 12.1MP 8x Yes Aug 2012
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Canon 310 HS Review

With excellent reviews and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Canon 310 HS number 251 in best selling cameras and number 296 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
176 Reviews + 15 Awards
79
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Features
Good Features
59
Age
5 Years Old
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 84%, based on 176 reviews. This digital camera has received 15 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Log.com.tr plus six other sites and a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus three other sites. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report good picture quality, that it is easy to use and good screen / viewfinder. However they also report sub-standard battery life.
The 310 HS has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
F/2.0, 24mm, 4.4x zoom. optical IS
IFrame movie
Movie digest
High-speed burst & super slow motion movie
Smart auto
Full HD with optical zoom. dynamic IS
8.0 cm (3.2") purecolor II touch LCD
Stainless steel body
HS system (12.1 mp)
Average minimum aperture number
Style and sensitivity
system (12.1 mp)<br>- f/2.0, 24mm, 4.4x zoom. optical is<br>- stainless steel body<br>- 8.0 cm (3.2") purecolor II touch lcd<br>- full HD with optical zoom. dynamic is<br>- smart auto (32 scenes)<br>- high-speed burst & super slow motion movie<br>- movie digest<br>- iframe movie<br>- creative modes & manual con
Features
The IXUS 310 HS boasts a large, intuitive touchscreen, with high-speed functions and full HD movies. A bright f/2.0, 24mm ultra wide lens, and the HS system capture incredible shots, day or night
Canon IXUS 310 HS
Creative shooting modes & manual control
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 207 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 218 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 211 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Canon 310 HS Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon 310 HS?

The Canon 310 HS is 100.6mm wide and 55.4mm tall. It is 25mm deep and weighs 0.135kg.

Canon 310 HS front dimensions
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Canon 310 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

15 Industry Awards

This Canon camera is one of the most awarded of all the cameras.

This Canon digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by websites Log.com.tr, PC Mag, CNET.co.uk, Photoreview.com.au, Digicam Buyer.co.uk, Reviewed.com and Techradar all of whom concluded that this camera was outstanding.

This camera received a "Recommended" award from review sites Camera Labs, Ephotozine, What Digital Camera and Akam.no all of whom said that this Canon digital camera was very good.

An additional three expert review sites thought that this Canon camera was very good. The editor of website PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would definitely endorse this camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and the expert at review website Expert Reviews concluded that it would make a great purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award. This Canon camera also received a "Platinum" award from review website Buy-N-Shoot.com who concluded it was superb.

The writer at one other expert review site said that this camera was very good. This was from Computertotaal.nl who gave it an "Best in Test".

Good Expert Reviews

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100 based on 54 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, 310 HS owners rated this camera 84 out of 100. 47 reviewers (79% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report Good Picture Quality

25 people who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was able to produce good images.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

16 customers who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use.

Users Report Poor Battery Life

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it did not have a good battery life.

  • We're less fond of its battery life and user interface for manual controls…
  • On the whole, there are no major complaints, battery life is s…
    Thestar.com.my August 2011
  • It's not perfect, with a short battery life and only average shooting performance.
    Cnet.com.au March 2011

Canon Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 42,313 user and expert reviews (including 8,757 verified purchases), Canon has very good ratings for its cameras. 95% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Nine people wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Two owners said in their reviews that it had a good flash.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the Canon 310 HS had good features.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Seven people who reviewed the Canon 310 HS reckoned that it was compact and two people who reviewed it concluded that it was thin.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Three owners considered that it was well made.

  • You will be able to take good quality snapshots and the camera appears to be well made w…
    Cameras.co.uk June 2011
  • Slightly larger than the latest cameras and doesn't feel too robust…
    Mike M (Amazon.co.uk) - February 2013
  • Overall very pleased with the purchase - build quality is absolutely top notch…
  • It seems sturdy, reliable and easy to use…
  • There is an automatic flash built in so no "pop up flash" required…
    Anne (Amazon.co.uk) - December 2011
  • Replacement for a similar camera which was lost A good, reliable and easy to use camera, with lots of capability for special situations…

Customers Report Good Product Quality

10 customers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon 310 HS was good quality.

  • Excellent image quality, putting it a…
  • You will be able to take good quality snapshots and the camera appears to be well made w…
    Cameras.co.uk June 2011
  • Great image quality from this touch screen model indicates that here substance has triumphed over style for Canon…
  • However, we were a bit disappointed by the picture quality and the quality of sound recorded in video mode…
  • Can't really comment on quality of results as it had its first real "outing" last week for my son's graduation…
  • The touch screen is great and image quality amazing with so many functions to choose form…
  • Overall very pleased with the purchase - build quality is absolutely top notch…
  • For a good quality point and shoot camera with options for a lot more this is a bargain…
  • This particular model because the lens quality seemed good for the price…
  • This is a worthy replacement and the picture quality is fantastic and the focus is much better than the 100 it replaced…
    Alfie (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2012

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Six customers said in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report Nice Design

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the Canon 310 HS was good looking and two people who reviewed the product agreed that it was neat.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five people mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Five owners said that the product had a good lens, four owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good zoom and two people wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus.

Value For Money

OK Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £299.99 it is cheaper than 63% of cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon 310 HS and the United Kingdom price of £299.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $299.99 (£416.12).

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since August 2012.

Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Canon 310 HS is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Canon 310 HS of only 12.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 80% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon 310 HS's optical zoom of 8x is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 40% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon 310 HS's minimum aperture number of 2 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 83% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 310 HS has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Canon 310 HS's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 3,200 is lower than 65% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Canon 310 HS's camera shutter speed of 0.000625s is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is faster than 45% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon 310 HS has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Very Light

Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Canon 310 HS of only 140g is lighter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 28% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon 310 HS has an orientation sensor, unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon 310 HS's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 224mm is longer than 83% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Canon 310 HS of 5.9 is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 24% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon 310 HS has a touchscreen, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Canon 310 HS does not have a video out, although keep in mind that 100% of cameras also do not have a video out.

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Only 480 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Canon 310 HS supports a maximum still image resolution of 480 x 480. That's 92% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Features Face Detection

The Canon 310 HS features face detection. 88% of digital cameras do not feature face detection.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Canon 310 HS of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 54% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The Canon 310 HS features smile detection. 88% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon 310 HS features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Canon 310 HS supports custom colours, which is unusual. 94% of cameras do not support custom colours.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon 310 HS features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon 310 HS has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Has a Night Mode

The Canon 310 HS has a night mode, which is unusual. 96% of digital cameras do not have a night mode.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Canon 310 HS of 3.2" is very large compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 96% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 1" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Only 180 Battery Life

The Canon 310 HS is a camera that takes 180 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Canon 310 HS of 4x is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 20% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon 310 HS supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Canon 310 HS supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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