Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH 310 HS / IXUS 230 HS / IXY Digital 600F
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Complicated & frustrating
Sheila Moore, Amazon
24 February 2013
Summary: This camera takes good photos—when it will take photos. Even on the Auto setting, or with the "stability enforcer" turned off, I have to press the "shoot" button several times before the camera takes the shot, and sometimes it simply will not. Removing the photo card is also difficult, because the camera's edges have many buttons, and it's hard to keep from pressing one by mistake while trying to hold the camera still enough to slide the photo card cover open.
Summary: Bought it in December 2011. First day of a 3-week vacation January 2013 the lens froze in the extended position and will not retract. Looked online for cures, but nothing has worked so far. Amazing how it broke itself 1 month out of warranty. (I note in the reviews others have had the same issue.) Canon wants $190 to repair it. For that I can buy a new camera. Loved the camera until this happened.
Summary: I bought this camera last year. The reviews were great so I thought it was an easy buy. My last camera was a Sony and I loved it but a blur started showing up on pictures and video and didn't go away after cleaning. My husband loves Canon so we thought this would be safe. I read all the reviews and there were a few people that were having problems with sound on their video. I didn't think it would be a problem since there weren't many reporting this problem.
Summary: I purchased this camera on the recommendation of a friend but should have paid more attention to the reviews!! The pictures were pretty good. Good color and focus as long as there is plenty of light. Low light or hand held night settings were still blurry. My major complaint is the lens cover won't close when the camera is powered down. I've only had it for 2 months so it's outside of the seller's warranty period of 30 days.
Summary: I've had this camera for approximately 6 months and have only used it for a couple of vacations and I've had 2 problems with it. The first one I noticed after only 2 months was the lens cover would not fully close when the camera was turned off. The camera still worked so I ignored this problem until just recently the lens got stuck in the extended position. At this point the camera does not work so I have to send it back for repair.
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: 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: My daughter was looking to upgrade her camera to one that would take 1080 video for her YouTube channel. After doing a bunch of research we settled on the Canon ELPH 310 HS. The ElPH 300 is very highly rated and used a lot on YouTube. The 310 HS seemed to be even better so that is what we bought. After shooting video with it however we were very disappointed. The video is very muffled, like it is passed through a low pass filter.
Excerpt: I use a Nikon D7000, but wanted a small portable to carry in my pocket to replace an old Canon SD850IS that was no longer working. I bought two of the Elph 310HS cameras, one for me and one for my daughter. The cameras were only a few days old when I first started taking photos with my 310HS, but I immediately noticed a strong yellow-green tint throughout all of the photos. I then took the same photo subjects with my daughter's new 310HS.