Summary: Simply stated, this is the best compact camera I have ever owned. The image quality is absolutely stunning, even when zoomed in on a subject. There are also tons of features that make different kinds of pictures easy to take. I took a picture while using sparklers and they turned out beautifully. The only complaint I have is the charger. You have to remove the battery and put it in the wall to charge.
Summary: This camera replace an SD1200IS, which was an excellent camera. I just wanted something more than a 3x optical zoom. Wow this camera was a lot better than I expected. Pictures are excellent, and the zoom is tremendous. I do not really care for the blue color, but it was in my price range. Probably my only complaint is that the case feels cheap, but it seems to be holding up ok. Great camera, excellent pictures, great battery life.
Summary: We ordered this camera in purple because the reviews said these were usually made in JApan and had less defects. But the one we received, which was made in Japan, took horrible pictures in the light. They were all too bright and very out of focus, even in normal light on a cloudy day. The ones that we took in absolute darkness were awesome though, so we realized it was just this particular camera that was faulty. Amazon was awesome about letting us get another one.
Summary: This camera replaced my aging SD630, which had inexplicably started failing to focus sharply. I bought the 630 as a front pocket camera (I already have a DSLR so what I'm looking for in a point-and-shoot is small size) and was looking for the same when shopping for the replacement. I looked at the smaller cameras out there from other manufacturers but the reviews indicated mixed quality/satisfaction.
Summary: Very disappointed with this camera. Received this in the mail 10 days ago. Took fabulous pictures and videos up until today. I initially chose this camera because I was looking for one that would take pictures in low lighting. It did a great job with that so I was very happy. However, today the camera lens froze open and I have been unable to get the camera to operate. After reading the "1 star" reviews, I see that others have had this same problem.
Summary: I couldn't be happier. I was looking for a more portable camera than my d5000 Nikon slr. I'm very happy with what I bought. I had to buy an extra battery though but it's not that expensive. From the reviews, I was expecting that the battery would just die on me really quick, but that's not the case for me. The only problem I have though is that when I'm using my camera with flash, it lags for a while and it takes quite a while to take pictures with the flash on.
Summary: I love this camera. I have a Canon 35mm camera and got this as a point and shoot for bike rides and walks. The 8x zoom lens is great!! The picture quality is surprisingly good also. I highly recommend this camera.
Summary: The field of inexpensive, compact, automatic cameras is crowded to say the least -- but this cameras stands out as an excellent balance of elegant, practical design, and superb performance for its class. I wanted a simple second camera as a backup for my Canon S100. I finally opted for this model (Elph 310) after ordering -- and returning (thank you, Amazon!) -- a newer, more expensive model.
Summary: I highly recommend this camera! It's awesome. Paired with a Class 10 16gb SD card, it's wicked fast and will store a ton of hi-res pics or video. I bought this for my wife, we have a Canon G11 (which I LOVE) but she doesn't dig it so much. I'm all about playing with settings but she just wanted something smaller that fit in her purse easier (or back pocket) that had a great auto feature that could adjust quickly and effortlessly.