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CanonPowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Purple)
 
4.6

(based on 81 reviews)

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    (55)

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    (25)

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    (0)

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    (0)

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    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (76)
  • Good image quality (74)
  • Large clear LCD (64)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (60)
  • Compact (52)

Cons

  • Lag / shutter delay (8)
  • No viewfinder (8)
  • Short battery life (8)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (65)
  • Travel (53)
  • Landscape/scenery (48)
  • Low light (42)
  • Video (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (40), Photo enthusiast (28), Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (54), Yes (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great versatile camera!

My original camera was a Canon Powershot S3Is...used for many years. Recently I read that Annie Lebowitz thought how the Iphone was useful as a "snapshot" camera. I wanted...Read complete review

My original camera was a Canon Powershot S3Is...used for many years. Recently I read that Annie Lebowitz thought how the Iphone was useful as a "snapshot" camera. I wanted something similar that was small and I could just drop in my bag. The Powershot was getting heavy and bulky for quick shots. I decided on the Elph 310 and love it. Screen is bright and clear and does all and more that my Powershot does.I had to get used to the lighter feeling of the Elph but I soon adjusted. I also miss the rotating screen of my Powershot but I have adjusted. If you want a great pocket size digital camera...give the Elph a try. I love mine!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointing

The Canon Elph SD850 was a phenomenal little camera that took impressive pictures of fast moving subjects such as my kids playing soccer and running around the playground. I loved that camera!
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The Canon Elph SD850 was a phenomenal little camera that took impressive pictures of fast moving subjects such as my kids playing soccer and running around the playground. I loved that camera!

When the zoom of my SD850 got a little sand in it, I researched a good replacement and, after reading many reviews I bought the ELPH 310 HS.
Alas I have been underwhelmed! The shutter speed is so slow that I missed almost all the good shots at my 5-year-old's recent birthday party. And the colors weren't exactly true either.

Less important to me, but worth mentioning is that the camera is not very solid in the hands and seems a bit more plastic than I expected.

I will be returning this camera shortly.

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4.0

Great camera! - and no touch screen!

By Archangel

from Ohio

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Silver):

I wanted to purchase a point and shoot camera that takes good photos. (why else would one buy a camera) After reading review after review, I decided on this one. This camera takes good pictures on all types of lighting conditions. It is easy to use, and it comes with buttons! Actual buttons so that I can use the screen for viewing and not touching! The screen is large and bright, and it starts up very quickly. The only drawback is that the camera seems to take a long time to actually take a photo. There is a bit of a delay between the time you push the shutter button and the time the camera captures the photo. This is a minor issue. Overall, I am very satisfied with the purchase.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 8
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Love this camera!

By Maravir

from Frederick, MD

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Green):

My hobby is taking pictures and this camera is perfect for that. I love the long zoom and the different shooting modes. I've also tried the video and it's very good too. I like the design and its small size that it's easy to carry it around.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 9
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Very capable, best value for money

By MikeC

from Canada

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel

    Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Blue):

    I have owned the HS 110 and now the HS 310 point and shoot cameras. They are extremely capable and not that bad in low-light. As a professional photographer, I am very impressed with their versitality and for the price the image quality in many lighting conditions is respectable. One of the main reasons for buying this kind of camera is its size and ease to quickly photograph or video. The one-button to start video recording is invaluable and the video quality (with sound) is very impressive for such a small camera. Battery life is very good. Works great, very portable and my HS 110 survived a few knocks and drops too. Compared to the 110, the 310 will re-focus while shooting video and you can zoom while videoing. The photo-styles are fun and toy-camera is cute. The high speed photography feature is fun but the resolution is so low the results aren't really useable. Overall, the best value for money and very nicely built camera.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 8
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Super camera with Awesome HD video.

    By Troy

    from McHenry, IL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Green):

      Very easy to use and a geat camera for the money. Canon is the best for camera's period. Would have been nice if the green were a dark or forest green.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 10
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Good compact camera

      By GlennS

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Nice Body Color
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Silver):

      Bought this for a small, carry-around camera and it satisfies this need really well. Not the smallest one out there, but takes good pics.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Surprised

      By Marnitz

      from Melkbosch Strand,South Africa

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Silver):

        I use it in a snapshot fashion. Its shape enables me to carry it in my pocket when going for a hike or sight seeing. Quick and easy operation

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Happy with my purchase

        By AustinMom

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Flimsy "AutoP" switch

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Purple):

        This is my third PowerShot ELPH camera, I bought the ELPH 310 HS as an upgrade. I've only read the short printed guide that comes with the camera and that was enough to start taking pictures and video of my daughters, I'm happy so far with the camera's ease of use and the quality of the pictures and video. I need to read the PDF that comes in the DVD so I can really take advantage of all the fancy features, but so far I'm as happy with this camera as I've been with my previous PowerShot ELPH cameras.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        As Awesome as it Looks

        By Miyagi

        from Keithville, LA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Purple):

          This is my favorite camera ever! It is small, light weight and purple! The photos are fabulous. It is also user friendly for those of us who don't like to read manuals. It zooms so easy and so far. I love it. It also has a larger screen than my previous camera which makes more difference than I thought it would. I love the little focus square that helps me to center my photo for a perfect shot. I could go on but space is limited. My advice: buy one!

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great little compact camera

          By Mammoth54

          from Alberta, Canada

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Blue):

              Takes great pictures in all conditions (if you have it on the right setting, know how to use them.) HD video is quite impressive. Has all the features a camera this size should have.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Love my new little camera!

              By Brenda

              from CO

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High ISO Performance

              Cons

              • Cheap wrist strap

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel

              Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Purple):

              Just took this camera on a trip to DC. Was able to take amazing photos indoors without the flash. I am very impressed with the low-light capabilities. Have always liked canon cameras and this is my third powershot model. All the functionality of the older models is still present, and new features abound -- more than I could hope to use. Getting used to the menus took a bit, but overall I am quite impressed with the camera. My only complaint is the wrist strap doesn't have that little plastic slider to make it tight around your wrist. Why on earth would canon change to a cheaper wrist strap? I had to buy a better one online.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Nice Camera

              By BBo

              from Jackson NJ

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

                Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Purple):

                Very clear and bright photos.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 9
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                "Definitely recommend!"

                By MISpaceFan

                from Saginaw, MI

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel

                  Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Silver):

                  We were looking for a point and shoot to replace our 7 year old Kodak Easyshare. The biggest problem we had with the Kodak was its inability to take a good picture in a large indoor room (for example, a child's school theater). This one certainly does the trick. I have also been very impressed with the clarity when zoomed in.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 9
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Camera for Grandma!

                  By Cat

                  from Andover, NJ

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Silver):

                  Wanted another Canon after my last one finally died from overuse! Taking great pictures of 6 grandchildren and other family members during chaotic times is easy with this camera. I just have to point and shoot. Basically the only other thing I do is zoom in if needed. Couldn't be happier with the quality of the pictures too!

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 9
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  super product and super service from BH

                  By AnhP

                  from San Jose CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos

                  Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Silver):

                  I use this camera for all family and friend event.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 10
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Easy use and great pictures

                  By Nick

                  from Madrid, Spain

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to set up
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Lightweight
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Silver):

                  After 5 years with our former Pentax, we wanted to buy a Top quality camera to take great pictures in inside/outside + low light conditions. BH recomended us this model (we first wanted the S100), that it would fit perfectly with what we were looking for.
                  After a week in NYC, the more than 1000 pictures we have are just wonderful. We didn't have to read the manual to use it, the menu is very easy.
                  The only cons is the battery. But buying an additional one, we didn't have any problems.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 10
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  AWESOME

                  By SP

                  from FORT LEE, NJ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light

                    Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Silver):

                    HOW I USE IT: OUTSIDE OF WORK, WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS

                    GREAT PICTURE QUALITY. THE MACRO SETTING AND THE WHITE BALANCE ALTERATION IS GREAT

                    THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT IS NOT AS SOLID AS IT WAS WITH MY 960 IS

                    AWESOME IN LOW LIGHT

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 10
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great buy to date!

                    By Nelson

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Silver):

                      One month into use of 310 and satisfied across the board. Really impressed with zoom, quality of photos. Great shot today of blue heron when out for a walk this AM on vac. in sunny Fla. Image stablizer seems to be the difference vs early model of power shot I brought two yrs ago.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 10
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Lovely superior digicam!

                      By Niknak

                      from Brooklyn, my

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • High ISO Performance
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Quiet
                      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                      Cons

                      • No Viewfinder

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Pink):

                      I bought this as an updated model of a canon elph I bought 5 years ago, do I already knew it would be a great camera. It stays true to canons great digital cameras. The photos are crisp and bright and all the functions are really useful. Love the low light settings for night time.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      The Best Little Camera I have ever had!

                      By LisaBB

                      from Bermuda

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Purple):

                          I bought this camera along with a Canon SLR camera to take on vacation with me to Africa and I was extremely pleased with this amazing little camera. Afterwards I felt like I hadn't really needed to lug the SLR camera all the way to Africa because this little camera was able to capture far more shots then I could get with my SLR camera with its basic limited lens.

                          What makes this camera the perfect all rounder:
                          Small and compact - it fits into my handbag quite easily
                          Exceptional zoom capability
                          Great horizontal view ability
                          Really good video ability
                          The battery life was very good too

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 9
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Awesome

                          By Eugenia

                          from Moldova

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera (Silver):

                            high quality ,easy to use,so Profesional LOVE IT

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 9
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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