POOR. Shutter problems after just 1 week. Amazon....
Joe Staiano, Amazon
15 October 2013
Summary: This Powershot is notorious for having a faulty lens/shutter opening ( it gets stuck). My previous Canon Powershot Elph had broken lens/shutter opening. It would stick EVERY time the camera was turned on... For EVERY SINGLE photo. So, I reordered a new Canon Elph from Amazon. Just 1 WEEK in, the same problem is occurring. I received the camera 1 day before embarking on a 3-month journey to Africa, India, Nepal.... Sp no way to RETURN to AMAZON.
Canon quality not what it used to be: lens cover stuck 1 month past warranty
22 January 2013
Summary: This is my last Canon purchase. I'd had their SD20 digital camera since 2005, and it STILL works great. I wanted a pocket camera that would do better in low light, and after a pile of research, chose the Powershot Elph 500. It was $200 when I bought it, and the camera was bulkier than I'd have liked but took great photos, so ok, all good. Then, after less than a year of normal use, the lens cover started sticking.
Summary: Bought the camera about 15 months ago. Used it sparingly maybe once a month. Last Month kept getting lens errors when turning it on. This month it will not get out of a state of lens error so camera is now a paper weight. What a waste and out of warranty coverage but camera barely used. Maybe 240 pictures.
Summary: Used this camera to take around 50 pictures around Christmas. Almost every picture is blurry and/or washed out. Could take two pictures in the exact same area with the exact same camera settings and they would turn out completely different. On top of that, the camera takes forever to focus and actually take a picture. Canon has apparently gone severely downhill with the quality of their point and shoot cameras. Already returned. Stay away from this camera!
Excerpt: Bought the Canon ELPH 500 HS because the specs promised everything I needed for a small pocket-sized compact. It all worked very well untill I analyzed the image quality. The fine quality on the highest level (L) setting should result in file sizes of about 3.084 Mb according to the users manual page 63. It doesn't do so, average file size is 1,5 Mb, which conforms the so-called 'normal' image quality. That explains to me why not a single image was sharp.
Excerpt: I´ve tested the 310 for some days. It was a disapointment at all. It looks promising on paper but fails in practice. Finish: Is ok, but nothing special. My TZ10 feels more solid. Screen: Looks good and clear, touch operation is ok, if you get used into it. Battery life: Is a joke, sorry, but for 120 pics and 30 minutes of film it needed two batteries. Image quality overall shows some softness, even at base ISO.
Excerpt: Даже при очень-очень солнечной погоде включается вспышка в любом режиме(авто,Р), фотки зеленеют,сереют, всё что хочешь происходит, качественные получаются очень редко. Купили за 3200 гривен в магазине Комфи! Всё печально очень, кстати Японец! Ничего это не меняет!
Pros: Большой дисплей, красивый дизайн
Cons: Даже при очень-очень солнечной погоде включается вспышка в любом режиме(авто,Р), фотки зеленеют,сереют, всё что хочешь, не четкие, приближает на очень маленькое расстояние, и т.д. и т.п.