Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH 310 HS / IXUS 230 HS / IXY Digital 600F
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Kimberly Howells, Amazon
4 July 2012
Summary: I purchase a new Canon powershot /elph just about every year ...mainly because I run point and shoot cameras to the ground since I take so many pictures !! I am EXTREMELY happy with this model! I had the camera for about a week until I finally figured out the menu button was on the side of the camera...this gave me a tickle ,because the menu button is my favorite feature!! I am not going to beat around the bush with this review..
Summary: I purchased this camera to replace an aging SD600, which I've had for many years. I was most interested in the higher ISO settings that were available with this camera for low-light shooting. I find the shutter lag to be appallingly bad and the autofocus in low light is also very slow and irregular. I've had Canon Elph digitals since they first came out, and this is my fourth overall, and I have to say that this one is the most disappointing camera that I've ever owned.
Summary: I purchased a 310HS for my daughter for Christmas 2011 for her to use during her semester abroad in equatorial Africa. It served her well in that harsh climate and she just loves it. For myself, I started with Canon in 1973 with a 35mm FTb-QL, and used an AE1-Program from 1983 until a thief helped himself to it about 10 years ago. Since then, I toyed with an old style F-1, and I presently have a pair of sweet F-1Ns, a black AE1-Program, and a 20D.
Excerpt: I wanted a shirt pocket take everywhere camera and this is the best one I could find at a reasonable price, $200 at Costco. It meets my needs for photos and the video is surprisingly good. Macro is very good. It doesn't have a lot of manual controls but for that I will use my Canon G12 or Nikon P7000, or for more serious photography, my Nikon D300. The capabilities this camera has in a tiny size would have cost megabucks 10 years ago.
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.