Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH 310 HS / IXUS 230 HS / IXY Digital 600F
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Amazing camera, way better than the 300 HS!
Amy Matsuno, Amazon
15 October 2011
Summary: This camera is FANTASTIC. After losing my Canon SD 630 (which I've had since 2006), I was nervous I wouldn't find a camera that I would love again. I had originally ordered the 300 HS, and had it for about two weeks and then I found out that the 310 HS was coming out so I decided to return the 300 HS. I also wasn't really impressed with the 300 HS to begin with.
Summary: I ordered this camera right when it was available despite it not having very many reviews. In pictures the camera looks like it has a nice, metallically finish, but upon touching it it feels like awfully cheap plastic. Not only that, the camera is actually bulkier than my old SD1400, and while I know it has a powerful 8x zoom, I expected the camera to be smaller, not bigger than my older model.
Summary: I have to say that I was happy to be one of the first people to buy this camera. I actually received it before it was being officially marketed at BestBuy stores. I saw a lady online post that the camera was in storage at many of the stores but that you could request for them to retrieve a box from storage, and they couldn't refuse you to buy one for a sale. I didn't believe this tactic, but I went to a BestBuy, and tried it.
Summary: More than 1 month What are the strengths? Well exposed, sharp pictures even in severe conditions. Good and realistic color saturation of images. The large zoom range. Small image distortion. Good pictures indoors even without flash. Good image stabilizer. Quick smooth autofocus. Shoots in full HD. The entire zoom range is available during filming. Will Platts in the breast pocket. Apparent display. What are the weaknesses? Not much. Battery life could be better.
Summary: Excellent pocket camera. I have had IXUS before so I had expectations, but they were met! It is relatively fast, it takes great pictures and the flash is good considering the smallness. That which does not give full marks are the contacts. A proprietary USB connector and shareholders HDMI jack is really annoying. USB cables are a little more forgiven but why could not gaze on cell phones and use the same socket for the camera to HDMI?
Summary: Unfortunately, this wonderful camera is marred with one main fault, it is designed to have some of the best optics for its truly small size, this is wonderful, however, the engineering of the mechanical components no longer meets the high standards that Canons have been known for in the past. I am satisfied with Canon's warrantee service, but it should be sturdier, given the price... and...
Pros: Wonderful pictures in nearly any conditions as well as great warranty service, that was unfortunately necessary when lens stuck at full zoom. The size is
Cons: It is super fragile. I am rather careful with almost everything I own, however, the camera 'turned on' and extended lens while in small camera case. Luckily explained this to tech dept. at Canon... and they agreed that it should have had a safety mechanism to stop it from doing this, because it jammed the zoom mechanism. Replaced free... but still has no safety mechanism to prevent this.
Summary: bought this camera now knowing exactly what to expect, but I love it. I take amazing pictures for a digital camera. the auto setting is very accurate as well. I recommend this produce for sure for anyone who wants a digital small camera that captures colour very well
Excerpt: "A brilliant camera! I'm only an amateur so i don't know too much about brilliant cameras, but to me, this camera is everything I need. I've had this camera for six months now and haven't had any problems with it. It's a great size, not too big, not too small, so fits nicely in a pocket for travelling or trips, and is also very light weight. It has a lot of useful effects including a slow motion movie setting which I had fun discovering. There are ...
Pros: Easy to use, light weight and great photo quality
Cons: The quality of the slow motion movie setting isn't great
Summary: Was unlucky to get a terrible example of this camera. First impressions good. Took great shots indoors, much brighter than my previous panasonic. Unfortunately outdoors there was terrible corner softness on wide angle and lots of chromatic aberation. Results were closer to a mobile phone than the panasonic. Was also very noisy on video when zooming. Reading some forums I found that they are built in two places. China and Japan.