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Canon 310 HS Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12.1MP 8x Aug 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Excellent brand
Supports video recording
Very large display diagonal

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Reviews

Excellent Brand

Based on 34,684 user and expert reviews (including 1,256 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This digital camera was released in August 2012.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon 310 HS supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon 310 HS supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think the SX220 HS, and the 230 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon 310 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Canon camera. In addition, this camera support a video resolutions 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera is 2.6", and the display diagonals range from 1" to 3.5". When compared to other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera that we have checked, the display diagonal of the Canon 310 HS of 3.2 inches is one of the largest.

If this digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon 310 HS has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon 310 HS supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also support video capability.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support video capability currently available which you might want to consider including the 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II, or the EOS 1000D both from Canon which and both of have 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 digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, and the Canon 500 which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Features Face Detection

The Canon 310 HS features face detection, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Night Mode

The Canon 310 HS has a night mode, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera, the Canon 310 HS does not have a video out.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon 310 HS has an HDMI port, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon 310 HS has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

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

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 310 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of their better review scores, the SX220 HS, and the SX280 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K are also worth considering.

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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 similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Canon 310 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664. Digital cameras of this spec and age still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 4032 x 3024.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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12.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.1 megapixels digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 12.1MP digital cameras currently available including the SX220 HS, the SX130 IS, or the SX40 HS all from Canon which all of have better reviews.

If this Canon camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 (12.2MP and higher rated), or the 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II (12.2MP and higher rated) both from Canon or the Nikon P300 (12.2MP and higher rated).

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon 310 HS has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the SX220 HS, and the SX130 IS both from Canon are also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Canon 500 (4.1x and higher rated), or the GE A1250 (5.7x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon 310 HS has a fairly standard optical zoom (4.4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

If this Canon camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon P330 (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 105 millimeters, the Canon 310 HS has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this type and age range from 0.28mm to 1,200mm.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of cameras of this spec and age is 3, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 11. At only 2, the Canon 310 HS has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon 310 HS has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Canon 310 HS features smile detection, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Camera

Has a Custom Colour

The Canon 310 HS has a custom colour. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have a custom colour.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon 310 HS has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon 310 HS features multi burst mode, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Features Histogram

The Canon 310 HS features histogram, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Canon 310 HS has a hand strap, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon 310 HS has an AC adapter included. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon 310 HS has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon 310 HS has a batteries included, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Canon 310 HS features connection to PC. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also feature connection to PC.

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Has an HDMI

The Canon 310 HS has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon 310 HS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Canon 310 HS features voice recording. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon 310 HS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Battery

Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera take between 130 and 4,199 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Canon 310 HS which takes 180 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon 310 HS is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of this age and type. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ixus310hsbrupromo, canon 5692b002, ixus310hsgou, ixus310hsroz, 5135b001aa, 5133b010aa, 5134b014aa, 5133b001aa, 5133b019aa, 5133b005aa, 5134b005aa, 5133b006aa, 5695b001aa, 5134b010aa, 5134b006aa, 5133b014aa, 5133b007aa, 5134b019aa, 5134b007aa, 5134b001aa, 5133b008aa, 5134b008
Barcodes 00013803140507, 00013803141429, 00013803141436, 00013803141443, 00013803141450, 00013803141467, 00714574564746, 00714574564876, 00714574564975, 03610170006800, 03610170021315, 03610170029298, 04960999689821, 08714574564494, 08714574564500, 08714574564517, 08714574564548, 08714574564722, 08714574564746, 08714574564760, 08714574564777, 08714574564807, 08714574564852, 08714574564876, 08714574564890, 08714574564906, 08714574564920, 08714574564968, 08714574564975, 08714574564982

Canon 310 HS Review Sources

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