Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH 310 HS / IXUS 230 HS / IXY Digital 600F
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Perfect any time camera
2 May 2012
Summary: I own a canon slr & love it but hate how bulky it is. In hopes of a camera that would take great pictures and be small enough to carry in my purse all the time, I bought this camera. Love it but still like my slr better. There aren't any extra modes but not a big deal as I want it for the moments I can't pack my slr. Love the picture quality and ease of use... Big fingers made struggle with it being so compact. Would buy again for sure!
Summary: Less than 60 days after purchasing this camera on Amazon, it stopped working, failing to boot up past the HS System logo screen, turning itself off after 30 seconds. Kudos to Canon's customer support people, however, who replaced it with a refurbished unit in less than a week. If I didn't know it was a refurb I couldn't have told the difference.
Summary: I make a lot of videos. When the Canon Powershot SD900 came out, I was all over it. Original wore out after 1.5tTB. Bought several other cameras including a Nikon Coolpix S6100 , Kodak zi6, and finally another SD900 off eBay. I read all the reviews and looked at several but waited. That was until I saw the new ELPH Powershot 310. Very sweet camera with 8x optical zoom that works with video. 1080HD widescreen 30fps. Very light. I use a 16GB. Series 10 card of course.
Summary: I really wanted to upgrade my canon sd850 which I have loved since 2006 & is circling the drain. Reading about the 310 hs sounded like a good fit. Fast auto focus, tons of cute features that elphs are famous for and clear crisp pictures. The one feature I was hopeful about was the automatic video recording feature when you take a picture.
Summary: I found the features of this camera to be only modestly good--the focus was often slow in video mode and sometimes failed to engage at all; it often focused on the wrong subject in camera mode. The biggest disappointment was the poor construction. The shutter jammed ~60 days into ownership--clearly it is not meant to be carried in the pocket, and then just past the 90 day warranty the display screen went crazy, rendering it useless.
Summary: Had this camera now for about a week, pictures come out ok but nothing special. Settings are quite difficult and limited if you do not stick with auto, which take decent pictures but not great pictures. Main reason for sending camera back is that lens cover does not close all the way by itself and this is the exact problem that caused my previous Canon to be useless within a few months due to scratches on the lens and dust inside lens.
Summary: I bought this camera to replace a Canon SD200. This one beats the SD200 in that it is easier to use and the 8x zoom is a real plus. Of course it has 12 mp instead of the 3.2 of the SD200. The SD200 was very rugged; we'll see how rugged the ELPH310 is. It was also great to get a 10% discount for buying the purple color. I am not sure why the color makes a difference, but the purple is actually nice; it is easier to find and keep track of than silver or black.
Summary: This is the biggest disappointment I have ever experienced with a camera purchase. After only one month, great care and very light use the lense has jammed outside the case and the camera is completely inoperable. Not a rare occurence as it turns out. There are several comments on this site which indicate the same experience and a cursory web search reveals that the problem is far more widespread. In fact there are some initial references to a class action law suit.