Canon ELPH 310 HS (IXUS 230 HS)

Announced Aug 23, 2011 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 224 mm (8×)
james s. kennedy
 
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I wanted a shirt pocket take everywhere camera and this is the best one I could find at a reasonable price, $200 at Costco. It meets my needs for photos and the video is surprisingly good. Macro is very good. It doesn't have a lot of manual controls but for that I will use my Canon G12 or Nikon P7000, or for more serious photography, my Nikon D300. The capabilities this camera has in a tiny size would have cost megabucks 10 years ago. One other thing, the zoom range is perfect for a ...

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For its price and size, this camera has a lot to offer. This camera has the same sensor as several other Canon point-and-shoots released in Q3 of 2011. It is the cheapest and smallest with this sensor. Its extreme compactness combined with 8X optical zoom and fast handling (for a point-and-shoot) make this a winner for me. I shoot the Nikon D300s and D7000 SLRs when the situation demands / allows for it. So, this Canon point-and-shoot is all about getting acceptable results in an ...

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