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Canon IXUS 310 HS (PowerShot ELPH 500 HS / IXY 31S)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 627 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and image quality. The portability and usability also get good views, but the connectivity and contrast get critical opinions. Comments are divided on the shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon IXUS 310 HS (PowerShot ELPH 500 HS / IXY 31S) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Canon IXUS 310


The latest touch screen Canon IXUS hits the TR test slab. Does it touch our hearts or just a nerve?

Large high quality touch screen, Good image quality, Good low light performance, Full HD video with stereo sound

Some fiddly touchscreen controls, No physical controls to fall back on, Somewhat difficult to grip

May, 2011

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Canon IXUS 310 HS review


Full review: Compact camera with touchscreen, HD video and low-light shooting

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Canon IXUS 310 HS


Going for a decade now, the Canon IXUS family of credit card sized digital compacts has become synonymous with blending substance with a heavy dose of style. They don't quite offer the same extent of manual control as the compacts towards the top end...

Large screen, better than expected noise-free results at higher light sensitivity settings, decent build quality

Touchscreen control takes some getting used to, and you’re paying a slight premium over similar spec models because of it

The Canon IXUS 310 HS’ wow factor is delivered by the implementation of the monolith-like back screen, but we did find ourselves missing those physical controls on occasion when in a hurry to find particular settings. If you’re not sold on the idea of...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Ershad K (

Canon IXUS 310 HS review


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.

Although the Canon IXUS 310 HS has very good image-capturing capabilities, it has some glaring negative points such as low battery life and average shooting speeds. I would suggest the Canon IXUS 220 HS instead, because of its slim form factor and...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS 12 Megapixel Digital Camera - review


The Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS is the more stylish Elph version of the PowerShot S95 enthusiast compact. The 500 HS has a similar lens with a bright f2.0 maximum aperture and semimanual shooting modes. It also has the company's HS (high-sensitivity)...

The Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS has a nice f2.0 ultrawide-angle lens, excellent photo quality for its class and a nice mix of shooting modes.

The 500 HS's touch interface is potentially frustrating and its shooting performance is a little slow.

The touch-screen controls keep the Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS from being a lower-cost PowerShot S95 alternative for enthusiasts, but its otherwise a very good ultracompact.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (

Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS review


But it's becoming clear that touchscreen-operated cameras are a significantly different beast than traditional cameras with similar specs. Because of its touchscreen, the Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS camera acts more like a phone than a more-traditional...

The Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS is essentially a touchscreen-operated version of another very good Canon camera, the PowerShot SD4000 IS, with a few extras added. Thanks to its standout image quality, versatile shooting features, well-done UI, and...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Ryan Noik (

Canon IXUS 310 HS


Canon's IXUS 310 HS is as much a pleasure to use as it is to hold, and packs an abundance of features alongside a vivid touch screen into a compact form.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : TechSmart (

Canon IXUS 310 HS


Abundance of features, Excellent quality, Superb design and build

Flash close to the edge, Camera became warm with use

Besides from the zoom button that could have been a bit bigger, we did find that the camera became noticeably warm, particularly around the battery area, after 30 to 40 minutes worth of photographing. Besides from these admittedly small issues, the...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Debbi Allen (

Canon IXUS 310 HS


An intuitive and luxurious top-of-the-range compact camera from Canon

It’s an expensive camera, but it's one that feels well-made and is a joy to use. It also delivers great results and has a range of features for all levels of user

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (

Canon IXUS 310 HS review


The Canon IXUS 310 HS: Classic IXUS style meets backlit sensor technology. Read our Canon IXUS 310 HS review to find out more...

Excellent build quality, style, generally good image quality

Touchscreen can be awkward, poor control over chromatic aberrations

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...

Jun, 2011

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