Conclusion: The Canon Ixus 230 is at the higher end of the compact camera market, costing over £200, but for that outlay you get the option to truly experiment with your shots. This is more than just and point and shoot, handbag cam – although, it does have the slimline charms, lightweight feel and wide choice...
Pros: Speedy image capture, Low-light shots, Comprehensive features
Cons: Relatively expensive, Complex to use, Minimalist menus
Conclusion: Canon's compact PowerShot Elph 310 HS packs an 8x zoom lens into a body that can slide into your shirt pocket with ease. When you consider its high-res LCD, excellent image quality, and 1080p HD video capture capability you have a camera that earns our Editors' Choice.
Pros: 8x zoom range in a very compact package. High-resolution LCD. Speedy performance. Good low-light performance.
Summary: With an 8x optical zoom in a very compact body stability could be a problem, but Canon has upgraded its optical IS system making it more versatile as well as easier to use. Panning in both landscape and portrait orientations is automatically detected and there's a new Powered IS option for...
Pros: 8x zoom with intelligent optical stabiliser., Super-slim stylish compact design., 1080p24 movie mode., Creative filter effects.
Cons: Lens suffers from chromatic aberration., Lengthy linear exposure mode menu., Poor audio quality on movies.
Summary: Building on the success of their PowerShot ELPH 300 HS we reviewed earlier this year, Canon has unveiled the ELPH 310 HS. This unit embraces all that we loved about the 300 HS, like a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, Canon's HS (High Sensitivity) System, and loads of useful exposure options.
Pros: Ultra-Compact frame makes it easy to carry with you at all times, Incredibly easy to use, Loaded with useful features, Outstanding image quality, Excellent 1080p HD videos, High quality 3-inch LCD screen, Versatile 8x optical zoom lens with great image stabilization, Better than expected battery ...
Cons: Can be hard to operate with one hand, Did struggle slightly in high dynamic range situations, Short flash range, We were not able to achieve 3.5fps or 8.7fps using the burst modes
Excerpt: The CanonIxus230HS is another offering in possibly the best range of small pocket cameras around. This is the latest Ixus offering, Canon do another ‘smaller’ unit the PowerShot apart from their many offerings in the DSLR market place.
Summary: Let's not beat about the bush, the 230 HS isn't the best IXUS that Canon have released but it certainly performs where it counts. It doesn't have the hardware that we've seen on the 1100HS but this is reflected in the price.