Canon ELPH 310 HS overview
Canon ELPH 310 HS is Canon's Ultracompact digital camera first launched on August of 2011. It uses a 12 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000. It is referred to as "IXUS 230 HS" in some countries.
The ELPH 310 HS is positioned #47 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all round #914 out of 1428 for cameras in our list. Remember to try out our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.
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Canon ELPH 310 HS history
The Canon ELPH 310 HS comes with a history of related cameras. Here, you can look at all earlier and new models along with main specs.
Canon ELPH 310 HS Gallery
You can look at the ELPH 310 HS from different angles in the gallery here.
Canon ELPH 310 HS Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of positives and negatives of the Canon ELPH 310 HS based on factors which are usually viewed as important in a digital camera.
Canon ELPH 310 HS Sensor features
The spec of the sensor on the Canon ELPH 310 HS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter can easily lead to cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and supports a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not supported therefore the user has less margin for error.
The image underneath shows the ELPH 310 HS's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The ELPH 310 HS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Canon ELPH 310 HS dimensions
Canon ELPH 310 HS weighs 0.31 pounds (140 gr / 4.94 ounces) and the physical size of the camera is 96mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Canon ELPH 310 HS is heavier as compared with other competitors.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Here is a image of the Canon ELPH 310 HS alongside a soda so you can have a sense of its size.
The top view just below will illustrate the button design on the ELPH 310 HS.
Canon ELPH 310 HS Lens features
The ELPH 310 HS provides a built-in lens having a focal range of 28-224mm giving it a 8.0 x zoom which is definitely not significant however it is likely to be very helpful in some cases.
At it's widest 28mm, it will have an aperture of f3.0 and that's very sluggish and not the best in low light situations and you will find it hard to capture good bokeh. You might also have to raise your ISO setting causing noisy photos. With the long end, 224mm comes at f5.9 which is very slow and you may have to apply slower shutter speeds.
Canon ELPH 310 HS Connectivity
The ELPH 310 HS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to send images and sometimes change camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
A few apps also provide a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external screen. Many cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Canon ELPH 310 HS Video features
The maximum video resolution on the Canon ELPH 310 HS is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in H.264 file format. 1080p resolution will provide a decent balance in video quality vs file size but FULL HD is not going to leave you with much room to downsample. The body doesn't feature a mic and headphone jack which means that you have absolutely no control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to consider an alternative model should you need better audio in your videos.
Canon ELPH 310 HS Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing in the Canon ELPH 310 HS so you have to be cautious in wet and dusty situations.
Canon ELPH 310 HS Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon ELPH 310 HS houses a 3 inch fixed screen having a resolution of 461 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specs regarding Canon ELPH 310 HS are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders are very useful.
Canon ELPH 310 HS Shutter features
Canon ELPH 310 HS is able to shoot continuously at 3.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Canon ELPH 310 HS Flash and Hot shoe features
Canon ELPH 310 HS boasts just in-built flash lacking external flash ability.
Canon ELPH 310 HS Autofocusing features
Canon ELPH 310 HS boasts only Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker & exact as compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera boasts Face detection making it helpful for taking portraits of people.
The AF system boasts 9 focus points to choose from. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for moving objects. Canon ELPH 310 HS lacks manual focus. Manual focus option can be good in low light situations or you want to have more precise focusing control.
Canon ELPH 310 HS Battery life
The battery (NB-4L) in the Canon ELPH 310 HS is built to last for 210 photos as per the CIPA standards making it similar to its rivals. The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has got the highest possible (320) battery life in this type of cameras.
Underneath is a list of Ultracompact cameras having the highest battery life:
Canon ELPH 310 HS for varying categories of photography
The following illustration presents a overview of the Canon ELPH 310 HS for varying categories of photography. To view more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Canon ELPH 310 HS
The Canon ELPH 310 HS has a score of 27 which is bad, and means the camera is not really good to use for portraits. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW photos together with the flexibility to use external lighting.
Canon ELPH 310 HS as a Street photography camera
Getting a decent rating of 57, the Canon ELPH 310 HS is relatively suitable for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Canon ELPH 310 HS
A bad sports photography points tally of 32 indicates the Canon ELPH 310 HS is not really good for photographing sports. A camera must have excellent focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Canon ELPH 310 HS
Size is pretty critical in selecting a camera for travel. All things considered, the Canon ELPH 310 HS gets a average 58 for a travel camera which makes it relatively adequate to buy for your holidays.
Canon ELPH 310 HS Landscape photography factors
If you are planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photography, the most essential factor will no doubt be image quality. The Canon ELPH 310 HS and it's bad score of 37 for a landscape camera is not really good in the current marketplace.
Canon ELPH 310 HS as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging really should offer a moving display screen, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Canon ELPH 310 HS is not really good as a vlog camera as it gets a bad rating of 34.
Canon ELPH 310 HS Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the ELPH 310 HS, below is a number of the top placed cameras that fall in to the category of Ultracompact.
The line chart listed below gives you a summary of the ELPH 310 HS vs it's top scoring rivals suggested earlier.
These are various other cameras you may check out as alternative options. To look at a complete comparison, visit the "compare" link.