Reviews and Problems with Canon IXUS 310 HS / PowerShot ELPH 500 HS / IXY 32s
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Canon IXUS 310 HS Digital Camera Review
28 September 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 aspects, you deserve quality images. With the Canon IXUS 310 HS, the price tag is small but you get more than you deserve.
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.
The zoom lens provides a 24mm super-wide-angle field of view and has Canon's optical image stabilisation for stills and Dynamic IS for movies. It's optically bright too at f2.0 when zoomed-out.
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.
Excerpt: 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
Excerpt: Last year's Canon SD4000 IS was the first ELPH to approach high-end compact territory, a realm previously reserved for Canon's S and G series models. The SD4000 combined a bright lens, reliable image processor, and a new sensor that was designed for quick performance and extra sensitivity to light. It worked out well, and the SD4000 nabbed some strong reviews and favorable comparisons to the Canon S90 advanced compact.
Pros: Very good image quality, Excellent lens, Snappy power-on, autofocus, and shot-to-shot times, Decent amount of manual control
Cons: Very frustrating touchscreen interface, Battery life is a bit short, Viewed at full-res, IQ might be a bit soft for some users' tastes
Summary: The Canon IXUS 310 HS is priced at Rs. 15,900 (MOP). Though the camera may be a tad bit on the pricier side, it offers value for money in terms of style, features and performance. A unique feature found in this camera is the huge touchscreen. Camera manufacturers usually tend to stay away from touchscreens as functions can be accidentally activated.
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. One such compact camera is the IXUS 310 HS, which is a 12.1 MP camera with 4.4x optical zoom along with Optical Image Stabilisation. This successor to the IXUS 300 HS, has a full touch screen interface with a large 3.2" screen.
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.
Excerpt: When we reviewed the Canon IXUS 300 HS we were disappointed with the low resolution of the LCD screen. Well, it looks like Canon has taken notes because the new IXUS 310 HS comes with a huge 3.2inch touchscreen LCD with an impressive 461,000 dot resolution. Let's see what else Canon has improved for the new model...
Excerpt: The Canon IXUS 310 HS is the spiritual successor to the Canon Powershot S95 . In essence, Canon has done away with the physical controls and opted for a full touchscreen experience with the IXUS 310 HS.