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.