Excerpt: For its price and size, this camera has a lot to offer. This camera has the same sensor as several other Canon point-and-shoots released in Q3 of 2011. It is the cheapest and smallest with this sensor. Its extreme compactness combined with 8X optical zoom and fast handling (for a point-and-shoot) make this a winner for me. I shoot the Nikon D300s and D7000 SLRs when the situation demands / allows for it.
Summary: I have had 3 canon cameras and all have been hand-me-downs. They all worked great and I have no complaints about canon and their products. But this time I wanted a new camera for myself. I do not reget this purchase. I love all the functions that it has and I can't say enough about the picture quality. Excellent. I am very happy. The only downside is if you decided to use all the features i.e. the video camera it will drain the battery.
Summary: I only took pictures with Either Mobiles or a crappy camera, This was a major chance to me, it has an amazing 8X Zoom, Maybe i'm impressed because it has the 8X Zoom, well ... after i got this, i am wondering why i didnt buy the one that had 18x zoom, but ya that was much heavier ... well if u get too much zoom u wont be able to stable ur hand alot ... anyways ! I am the worst at giving reviews ... but ... i had it for a couple of days ...
Summary: As many other reviews note in great detail, this camera has a fantastic set of features, combined with a good zoom range and compact size, and can take some very nice photos. And, I experienced that on the first 3 days of my vacation. But then after just 5 days of use (2 days of learning the camera, then 3 days on vacation), perhaps 200 photos (max) and 5 minutes of video, the camera completely stopped working. The lens is fully extended and the camera says "Lens Error.
Summary: We bought the Canon Powershot ELPH 310HS to replace a Canon ELPH SD800IS. The focus on the ELPH 310HS was fuzzy, fuzzy, fuzzy. It could not take a photo with sharp detail. We returned it to the dealer in five days for a full refund. Be sure to check the picture sharpness while you have return privileges.
First Impression: Very Impressed! Few things, though..
Stephanie C., Amazon
23 November 2011
Summary: I just received this camera about an hour ago, and spent the time since playing around with it. So I'm basically reviewing this camera as the average teenage user and giving major first impressions. My last camera was purchased in 2007, a Canon Powershot SD 750. It lasted me five long years (which is why I continue to purchase Canon over other competitors), and I felt that if I took care of it better, I'd still be using it.
Summary: After many hours of research I decided on the 310hs. It is a great camera and is the first camera I have had that takes great photos even in low light. The auto mode is amazing and adjusts before you eyes making it super easy to use, yet you can switch it to have more control if you want. I love that it fits in my pocket and the zoom is great. I have nothing bad to say about this camera. I purchased the green and love it.