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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 621 reviews of Canon IXUS 310 HS (PowerShot ELPH 500 HS / IXY 31S). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and image quality. The portability and usability also get good views. There are some mixed reviews about the shutter. There are some critical views about the connectivity and contrast.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, screen

battery, viewfinder, contrast, connectivity

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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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon IXUS 310 HS (PowerShot ELPH 500 HS / IXY 31S)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Canon IXUS 310 HS (PowerShot ELPH 500 HS / IXY 31S) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the performance and low light performance are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good opinions, whereas many are critical about the battery and contrast.

usability, portability, image quality, low-light, performance

contrast, battery

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon IXUS 310 HS (PowerShot ELPH 500 HS / IXY 31S)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 267 user reviews of Canon IXUS 310 HS (PowerShot ELPH 500 HS / IXY 31S) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The image quality and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the connectivity and focus.

usability, performance, image quality, portability, price

durability, reliability, focus, connectivity

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon IXUS 310 HS (PowerShot ELPH 500 HS / IXY 31S)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Canon IXUS 310 HS (PowerShot ELPH 500 HS / IXY 31S) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviews about the lens and low light performance are on the whole positive.

usability, low-light, lens

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

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 (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS

 

If the idea of an almost-all-touchscreen camera appeals to you, the Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS ($299 as of May 25, 2011) is one of the best point-and-shoot options in that class. But it's becoming clear that touchscreen-operated cameras are a...

3.2-inch touchscreen with good UI ; Fun shooting modes, including 240fps video capture ; F2.0 lens with aperture priority mode ; Very good image and video quality

Touchscreen menus add a few steps ; Subpar battery life

We love the touchscreen-controlled Elph 500 HS's image quality, ultra-wide-angle-lens, and range of shooting modes. We're less fond of its battery life and user interface for manual controls.

May, 2011

Expert review by : David Pierce (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS

 

The top-of-the-line touch-screen Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS is an excellent compact camera with an impressive spec sheet and performance to match, but it'll cost you.

Very sharp images. Solid low-light performance. Attractive design. Bright, wide lens. Big, sharp, touch-screen LCD.

Pricey. Occasionally laggy zoom performance.

Video, Connectivity, and Conclusions I was very impressed with the quality of the video shot by the 500 HS. The camera can record in high-definition 1080p at 24 frames per second, or 720p at 30 frames per second. I always recommend shooting in 720p,...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot ELPH 500 HS Review

 

The ELPH 500HS is an amazing compact digicam, surpassing expectations in image quality and lightning performance. This will be great for anyone with the patience to learn to use the touch screen. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Awesome build quality ; Durable, and super slim metal exterior ; Metal Tripod mount ; Outstanding image quality ; Fast shooting performance ; Loads of useful still and video shooting modes ; Great HD video quality ; Outstanding high ISO performance ; 3...

Touch LCD is difficult to use ; Descent flash, weak on telephoto end ; Poor Battery Life ; The standard burst mode didn't live up to Canon's claim of 3.4fps or 8.2fps High Speed Burst

The ELPH 500HS is an amazing compact digicam, surpassing expectations in image quality and lightning performance. This will be great for anyone with the patience to learn to use the touch screen. Read more in our

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Canon IXUS 310 HS Test

 

Canon IXUS 310 HS Testfotos : Die 12,1-Megapixel-Digitalkamera Canon IXUS 310 HS, die im Februar dieses Jahres eingeführt wurde, ist eine typische IXUS-Kamera. Sie bringt demzufolge eine hohe Bildqualität und ein stromlinienförmiges Edelstahlgehäuse...

Jun, 2011

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Canon IXUS 310 HS Review

 

The Canon IXUS 310 HS (also known as the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS) is a premium compact camera with a lot of advanced features that should grab the attention of any discerning photographer. These include a back-illuminated 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, a...

The Canon IXUS 310 HS' swollen proportions suggest a 16x travel zoom capability might lurk beneath its exterior so it's a slight disappointment to find a 4.4x optical zoom in its place. Whilst this is adequate for everyday snapping, it's therefore left...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Buy-n-Shoot.com (buy-n-shoot.com)

Canon IXUS 310 HS Digital Camera Review

 

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,...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Canon IXUS 310 HS / PowerShot ELPH 500 HS

 

The Canon IXUS 310 HS / ELPH 500 HSis 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...

24mm super-wide-angle., Fast f2.0 aperture (when zoomed-out), 1080p movies at 24fps., Excellent still and movie quality

Touch screen a little insensitive., No physical movie record button., Relatively large and heavy

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS Review

 

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...

Fast f/2 lens, Good 1080 HD video, Very good low light performance

Finicky touchscreen, Somewhat expensive, Bulkier, heavier than average

May, 2011

Expert review by : TJ Donegan (reviewed.com)

Canon ELPH 500 HS

 

Competitive image quality with a slick angular design, metal body, and a host of extras

Very sharp for a compact camera; Decent video performance; Some nice extra features

Generally average performance

The Canon 500 HS is a well-designed touchscreen camera that crams a lot of fun, creative features into an attractive, compact camera. It’s nice and small, but still feels substantial in the hand with its metal construction and angular design. It has a...

Apr, 2011

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