Summary: I am a camera junkie and this is the 12th digital camera I've owned. I have a DSLR, but like to keep a small camera on me since my phone doesn't take the greatest pictures. I had to replace my PowerShot SD1300 (piece of crap!) because the pictures were so terrible. A friend of mine had the Elph 310 on a recent trip and I was blown away at the quality of pictures & videos, so I bought it also.
Summary: - Simple to operate, small, excellent results, modest price. The worst part of the ELPH 310HS ( or IXUS 230HS ) is the name. In the USA Canon sells an entirely different camera called the SX 230HS. Ordering the camera or batteries becomes a test of your ability to clarify Canon's terrible nomenclature. There are reviews of this camera that incorrectly refer to it as the ELPH 230HS! Buy a couple of extra batteries from Amazon (NB-4L) for $10 each (get the 1200 mamp type.
3rd time ever turning the camer on, I get Errror message
Elizabeth LeBlanc, Amazon
1 January 2012
Summary: I purchased this camera to use specifically for New Years Eve. I was able to take ONE picture & then started getting an error message that states "lens error, will shut down automatically, restart camera. EXTREMELY Disappointed!!!
Summary: I love my Canon Elph, but I am very frustrated that a paper copy of the operating manual is not included. You can print out the CD version (200+ pages)on 8 1/2 x 11 with a small amount of writing on each page, punch holes in them and put in a notebook and try to read about your Canon or you can sit at the computer for several days, going through the CD. Both ways are very inconvenient for me as a consumer.
Summary: Like its size and I used my shirt pocket to carry it. I am very happy about this camera the pictures I took at low light conditions are pretty good. I have a old A750 but it doesn't do a good job while taking pictures at low light so I want to upgrade it. Definitely I found a good replacement.
Summary: I bought this Cannon ELPH 310 for $199.99 and the 16 gig class 6 card for $20 on Amazon for Christmas. I play in a band and it takes low and colored light photos with-out blur. Easy and fast to recharge and the charge last a long time. Pictures are excellent. The video and audio is very good but not as smooth as my Flip Video cam. I did a lot of research and this seems to be the best for the price. No problems so far.
Summary: I had a Kodak with a large lens and found myself not taking my camera to take pictures because of the size. The lens cap never stayed on either. It took great pics with a 10x zoom but I wasn't using it. I wanted a higher zoom with a retractable lens. This camera has certainly satisfied all those needs. It is small, but big enough to handle. The pictures are clear and beautiful and it is very easy to use.