Reviews and Problems with Canon IXUS 310 HS / PowerShot ELPH 500 HS / IXY 32s
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Build quality 9
Canon IXUS 310 HS Digital Camera Review
23 May 2012
Conclusion: What you sacrifice in high levels of zoom with the IXUS 310 you gain considerably more in image and lens quality. There tends to be a notion for developers to pack in features and increase numbers just to make the camera appeal to a wider market, however when it comes down to the most important...
Summary: Those wanting a stylish and solid camera with a reliable standard of image quality should find little to disappoint with the Canon IXUS 310 HS. It’s also priced far more attractively than previous IXUS models, although the somewhat tardy operation of the touchscreen may be enough to deter some...
Pros: Excellent build quality, style, generally good image quality
Cons: Touchscreen can be awkward, poor control over chromatic aberrations
Summary: The Canon IXUS 310 HS / ELPH 500 HS
is a 12.1 megapixel compact with a 4.4x zoom lens and a 3.2 inch touch-screen. This latest touch-screen Canon is packed with features that will appeal to both casual snappers with a little extra to spend as well as photo enthusiasts.
Pros: 24mm super-wide-angle., Fast f2.0 aperture (when zoomed-out), 1080p movies at 24fps., Excellent still and movie quality.
Cons: Touch screen a little insensitive., No physical movie record button., Relatively large and heavy.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS wants to do it all. It wants to capture a style-conscious market with its smooth curves and 3.2-inch touchscreen. It wants to be brighter than the competition with a fast f/2 lens. It wants be a movie-maker with 1080p HD recording capability.
Pros: Fast f/2 lens, Good 1080 HD video, Very good low light performance
Cons: Finicky touchscreen, Somewhat expensive, Bulkier, heavier than average
Summary: Released in conjunction with the new Powershot ELPH 100 HS and the ELPH 300 HS, Canon's Powershot ELPH 500 HS is their high end model of the ELPH lineup. The ELPH 500 HS sports a 3.2" touch screen LCD as well as a 12.1-Megapixel CMOS sensor for taking pictures.
Pros: Awesome build quality, Durable, and super slim metal exterior, Metal Tripod mount, Outstanding image quality, Fast shooting performance, Loads of useful still and video shooting modes, Great HD video quality, Outstanding high ISO performance, 3 stylish colors (Brown, Pink, Silver)
Cons: Touch LCD is difficult to use, Descent flash, weak on telephoto end, Poor Battery Life, The standard burst mode didn't live up to Canon's claim of 3.4fps or 8.2fps High Speed Burst
Summary: The Canon IXUS 310 HS needn't get by on its pretty looks alone, thanks to some powerful technology and impressive performance. The camera's high price may prevent it from attaining a broad appeal, though.
Pros: highly attractive design; good low-light performance; 1080p movie capture; high-speed video mode; large LCD screen.
Cons: Expensive for a compact camera; limited choice of colours.
Excerpt: Canon IXUS 310 HS MRP: Rs 19,999 Street price: Rs 19,395 ( Flipkart.com ; Letsbuy.com ) For those who want style and fashion even in cameras, Canon has the IXUS series with sculpted bodies and decent specs.
Pros: Good image quality; Stylish form factor; 1080p recording; Large touch screen with good visibility.
Cons: Noise in images and videos; Screen not very responsive; No dedicated video record button; Limited manual focus; Video capture file size restricted to 4 GB; Expensive.
Conclusion: The Canon IXUS 310 HS is a high quality digital camera. It gets just about everything right. The IXUS 310 HS scores very highly for picture quality, build quality and ease of use when it comes to touch control.