Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH 310 HS / IXUS 230 HS / IXY Digital 600F
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Canon Ixus 230 HS review
4 weeks ago
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 of colours.
Pros: Speedy image capture, Low-light shots, Comprehensive features
Cons: Relatively expensive, Complex to use, Minimalist menus
Summary: PCMag.com and CameraLabs.com have the most comprehensive reviews of the Canon PowerShot Elph 310 HS. Both sources compare the 310 HS to its closest rivals, including other models within the Canon Elph lineup. Steves-Digicams.com and PhotographyBlog.com provide detailed evaluations, while user reviews at Amazon.com show how the camera fares with extended use outside the test labs.
Pros: Vivid 3-inch LCD, Long 8x zoom lens, Advanced optical image stabilization, Full HD video (1080p), Great image quality, Simple operation
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 additional stability at the telephoto end of the zoom range while shooting movies.
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.
Excerpt: 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. However, Canon has added some appealing new upgrades, like a new 8x optical zoom lens with true optical image stabilization, a larger 3.0-inch LCD screen, and six stylish new colors.
Excerpt: The follow-up model to the popular Canon Ixus 220 HS of last year, The Canon Ixus 230 HS is a 12.1Mp compact camera with a 28mm wideangle lens and an 8x optical zoom. Compared with the zoom range of some of the compact cameras we've recently tried out, the Canon's is fairly modest. However, the HS of this camera's name refers to its combination of high speed and high sensitivity – something that just wouldn't work well over a 15x zoom.
Excerpt: On the front of the Canon IXUS 230 HS is a worthy 8x optical zoom which will bring a lot of generally far away stuff nearer to you. For example, at the Zoo, the animals won't be so far away and it will allow you to crop out crowds or buildings making it look like you've been on a safari. The lens bezel sticks out by a couple of millimetres which makes us wonder if they had put in a 7x zoom, would it be flush?