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Canon ELPH 320 HS
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Canon ELPH 320 HS Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 5x Mar 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras
Quite large display diagonal
Supports Full HD video
29 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 34,085 expert and user reviews (including 1,378 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the ELPH 320 HS.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The ELPH 320 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon L120, and the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W is 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 typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The ELPH 320 HS has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Canon camera has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1600 x 1064, 1920 x 1080 and 3264 x 1832 and 3264 x 2176. The best still image resolution of all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

Cameras of this age and spec have display diagonals of between 2" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". When compared to other cameras of this spec and age that we have assessed, the Canon ELPH 320 HS's display diagonal of 3.2 inches is one of the largest.

We compared all the other 3.2" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think the Canon 240 HS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Canon camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F (3.3"), or the Leica T (£359) (3.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Touchscreen

The ELPH 320 HS has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years which do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 230 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 461,000 pixels, the ELPH 320 HS has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon ELPH 320 HS supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which do not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider include the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the SLT-A57Y both from Sony or the Olympus OM-D E-M10 which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the ELPH 320 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common 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 of a comparable type and age to this camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the ELPH 320 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 common video resolution supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. 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). The worst video resolution of all medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The ELPH 320 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at include the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The ELPH 320 HS has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon ELPH 320 HS has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the ELPH 320 HS has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon L120, or the Canon SX150 IS.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung WB800F (5x and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) (5x and higher rated).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera is 14x, and the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x. The ELPH 320 HS has a fairly small optical zoom (only 5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

Alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR which has better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The ELPH 320 HS has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 120 millimeters) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,500mm.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera range from 4.5mm to 40mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Canon ELPH 320 HS has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 22. At only 2.7, the ELPH 320 HS has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Camera

Has a Custom Colour

The Canon ELPH 320 HS has a custom colour, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The ELPH 320 HS features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon ELPH 320 HS features multi burst mode. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Histogram

The ELPH 320 HS features histogram. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also feature histogram.

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Battery

Only 170 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard), including the ELPH 320 HS which takes 170 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 130 grams, the Canon ELPH 320 HS has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The ELPH 320 HS features connection to PC. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also feature connection to PC.

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Supports PictBridge

The ELPH 320 HS supports PictBridge. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon ELPH 320 HS has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Batteries Included

The ELPH 320 HS has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The ELPH 320 HS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Flash

Fairly Slow Flash Recharging Time

The flash recharging time of the Canon ELPH 320 HS of 10 seconds is one of the slowest amongst digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera. The fastest flash recharging time of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 3s and the slowest is 15s.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 6027b001, canon 6030b001, canon 6024b001, canon 6021b001, canon 1080p, 6027b001ba
Barcodes 00013803145571, 00013803145588, 00013803145595, 00013803145618, 00115970995482, 00115970995789, 00132017529011, 00138031455886, 00138031455954, 00138031456180, 00151903415634, 00163120770519, 00163120770670, 00168141304149, 00182682376465, 00745449869756

Canon ELPH 320 HS Review Sources

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