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.
Summary: I am a huge fan of Canon cameras and no toehr make will ever do for me. So when I was replacing my second Ixus as it was rather old, I immediately choose this one as it had good reviews. True, it had only been out about a week but I wanted it! However the reality didn't match the good reviews and I am sorely disappointed in the camera for the following reasons: The auto feature takes awful photos.
Summary: Generally this camera is a pretty decent piece of kit and has a nice style to it. It has many good features and performs well in low light levels, which is just as well considering what it can't do. The main problem I have found is that when using the flash in dark setting, like a club or bar, I found the bottom right corner is always darker than the rest of the picture.
Summary: I've owned a Canon Ixus 95 IS for more than a year now. It takes beautiful pictures and I like it very much. When my mom asked me to find a camera for her I immediately looked for a new Canon and the IXUS 310 HS seemed like a good deal with good reviews, so I ordered it. Few days later it arrived , I unpacked it and started taking pictures with auto settings, just point and shoot like most people who are not pro-photographers do.