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Canon 310 HS

Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
A multi award winning compact digital camera with average features
Compact 12.1MP 8x Yes Aug 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Canon 310 HS Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Canon 310 HS number 819 across all digital cameras.
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128 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Average Features
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5 Years Old
Overall Score
40
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%, based on 128 reviews. This digital camera has received nine awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Log.com.tr plus three other sites and a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus one other site. Canon 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 cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, good picture quality and a good flash.
The 310 HS has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Has an image stabilizer
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixels sensor

Canon 310 HS Video Reviews


Canon 310 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites Log.com.tr, PC Mag, CNET.co.uk and Photoreview.com.au all of whom concluded that this Canon camera was outstanding.

The editors of two additional expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this Canon camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from both Camera Labs and Ephotozine.

Two other expert review sites both thought that this camera was very good. This Canon camera received a PhotographyBlog.com "Highly Recommended" award and it received a "Best Buy" award from review website Expert Reviews.

One other expert review site concluded that this camera was very good. This Canon digital camera received a "Best in Test" award from Computertotaal.nl.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 32 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews this digital camera has an average expert rating of 82 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

310 HS owners on average rated this digital camera 84 out of 100. 37 reviewers (80% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report it is Easy to Use

12 owners who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 35,686 owner and expert reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

19 people said in their reviews that the Canon 310 HS was able to produce good images.

Users Report a Good Flash

Two customers who reviewed the Canon 310 HS agreed that it had a good flash.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six people mentioned that the Canon 310 HS had a good screen.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Five people concluded that the Canon 310 HS was compact and two people thought this digital camera was thin.

Users Report Nice Design

Two customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good looking and two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was neat.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Five customers agreed that this digital camera was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Four customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three people who bought this digital camera thought it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that the Canon 310 HS had a good zoom, two people reckoned that it had a good autofocus and two customers who bought it agreed that it had a good lens.

  • The huge optical zoom give some very interesting options…
    TWA (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2012
  • On P mode you get good control of focus and exposure (able to set focus zones, lock focus…
    Trys (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2012
  • It fails to close properly, eventually the lens get stuck…
  • Can't really comment on quality of results as it had its first real "outing" last week for my son's graduation and the lens jammed fully open…
  • For sure this Camera has lots of bells & whistles & is a small carry anywhere size, has a good zoom range & 3 inch screen…
  • Before buying this, be aware that there is a known problem with the camera lens which can get stuck in the extended position…
  • The first time the camera was repaired (new lens assembly) under warranty…
  • The zoom is terrific for a small camera…
    Jane (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2012
  • 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
  • Quote for repairing $130 ' more than its value Canon accepted that lens errors are common faults…

Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon 310 HS has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Canon 310 HS of only 12.1MP is quite low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 15% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon 310 HS's optical zoom of 8x is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital 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 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Canon 310 HS of 2 is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 310 HS has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon 310 HS has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The Canon 310 HS's weight of 140g is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Canon 310 HS supports Full HD video. 75% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon 310 HS features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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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 smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Canon 310 HS's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Canon 310 HS supports a maximum still image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this digital camera supports still image resolutions of 4000 x 2664 pixels, 4000 x 2248 pixels, 2816 x 2112 pixels plus 8 more values. Digital cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Features Face Detection

The Canon 310 HS features face detection, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not feature face detection.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Features Multi Burst Mode

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

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Supports Custom Colours

The Canon 310 HS supports custom colours. 94% of digital cameras do not support custom colours.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Canon 310 HS's display diagonal of 3.2" is in the largest 4% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon 310 HS has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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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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Features Smile Detection

The Canon 310 HS features smile detection, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

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

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Only 180 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the Canon 310 HS which takes 180 battery life.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon 310 HS has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 71% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Canon 310 HS does not have a video out. 100% of digital cameras also do not have a video out.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon 310 HS has an orientation sensor. 93% of digital cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Canon released the 310 HS in August 2012.


Product Identifiers

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Higher megapixel
10% larger maximum aperture number
Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

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