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Canon 310 HS Digital Camera

12.1MP 4.4x CMOS Oct 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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

Canon compact cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Canon is one of the superior brands.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Canon 310 HS has one of the largest display diagonals (3.2 inches) amongst cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the 310 HS have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3.2" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the IXUS 510 HS[pl_408144_price], or the IXUS 240 HS[pl_408112_price] both from Canon.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price] (3.3"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon 310 HS supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the 310 HS do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an HC MMC+|MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other cameras of this spec and age which do not support video capability, the Canon 310 HS supports video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this camera and we think the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 310 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the 310 HS.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price], or the GE E1450W[plb_1772835_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon 310 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon 310 HS is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Five Photo Effectss

The Canon 310 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 310 HS. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon 310 HS has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has a 4000 x 2664 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Canon camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112 and 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248. Across all compact cameras that are a comparable age to the 310 HS the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Canon 310 HS is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on cameras of this age and type. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon 310 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the 310 HS is 440,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. The Canon 310 HS has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s (461,000 pixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon 310 HS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of this age and type. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Canon camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all digital cameras of this age and type the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Supports One Camera File System

The Canon 310 HS has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Canon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the 310 HS.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Canon 310 HS is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 310 HS. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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TFT Display

The Canon 310 HS has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most similar spec digital cameras that have been available 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 digital cameras of this type and age the display ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras that were released around the same time as the 310 HS the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. The Canon 310 HS has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 24 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon 310 HS has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2) amongst compact cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras of a similar type and age to the 310 HS is 1.3, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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16 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 4.4 times zoom factor, the Canon 310 HS has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have optical zooms of between 0.17x and 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DMC-FT4[pl_1353102_price] (4.6x and higher rated), or the DMC-TS5[pl_1900903_price] (4.6x and higher rated) both from Panasonic.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon 310 HS does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the 310 HS, the Canon 310 HS is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon 310 HS does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at include the DMC-TZ30[pl_1847857_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the 310 HS, the Canon 310 HS is not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Canon 310 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of a similar type and age to the 310 HS. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The Canon 310 HS has a very low motion JPEG frame rate (only 24 frames per second) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The motion JPEG frame rates of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 310 HS range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 32fps.

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Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Canon 310 HS is a camera that takes 180 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the 310 HS take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon 310 HS is more than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the 310 HS. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Movie" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The total megapixelss of cameras of this age and spec range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP. The Canon 310 HS has one of the less total megapixelss (only 12.5 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

With a combined zoom of only 18 times zoom factor, the Canon 310 HS has one of the smaller combined zooms amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 310 HS the combined zooms range from 3x to 290x.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 18mm and the longest is 1,000mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 105 millimeters, the Canon 310 HS has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 310 HS.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras of this type and age is 6.7. At only 5.8, the Canon 310 HS has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the 310 HS.

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Only Features Two Light Meterings

The Canon 310 HS has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most commonly featured light metering featured on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 310 HS. The light metering "Centre-weighted" is also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Canon 310 HS is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the 310 HS.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

Comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 310 HS have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 10 and 160, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 93. At 100, the Canon 310 HS has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 310 HS.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon 310 HS

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Canon released the 310 HS.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon 310 HS has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the 310 HS.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 510 HS[plb_408144_price].

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on cameras of a comparable type and age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

The Canon 310 HS has a relatively standard weight (185 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon 310 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sigma DP3 Merrill[plb_1904405_price], or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price].

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix 5900[plb_2162_price] (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 12.1 megapixels, the Canon 310 HS has a pretty typical megapixel compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the 310 HS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12.1MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], or the SX240 HS[pl_410378_price] both from Canon.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung ES71[plb_1426057_price] (12.2MP and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
Connection to PC
HDMI
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Custom Colour
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Face Detection
Compatible Operating Systems
Night Mode
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR
USB 2.0 Connectors
Manual Focus
Shutter Priority AE

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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