PowerShot® ELPH 310 HS review, 10.0 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
The PowerShot ELPH 310 HS is a mid-range point and shoot from Canon that’s become popular since its release in 2011. The camera has a lot of good features in a small and relatively inexpensive package. In this post we’re going to look at some of the good and not-so-good features of the PowerShot 310 HS. Take a look at our review before you make a decision to purchase the camera.
PowerShot ELPH 310 HS advantage
The PowerShot 310 HS has many desirable features.
- Video: If you want to shoot video with your point and shoot then the PowerShot 310 HS a great choice. It shoots full HD in 1080p right out of the box. The camera doesn’t have a jack for external audio, and the internal microphone might not be up to the quality you expect. You can get sound, of course, but it’s not going to be very high quality.
- Zoom: The lens on the PowerShot 310 HS is great for anyone who might need a good zoom feature. You’ll get 8x zoom that also has a great built-in image stabilizer. This means you’ll be able to zoom in and you won’t have to worry about the images being all blurry or anything like that.
- Ease of use: Perhaps the best feature of all is more overarching than most. The PowerShot 310 HS is very easy to use. It embodies the “point and shoot” mentality. You can have some control over the features, but if you just want to go out and use the camera it will work just fine.
PowerShot ELPH 310 HS disadvantages
You might want to keep these features (or lack thereof) in mind when you’re looking at the PowerShot 310 HS.
- Low-light shooting: If you plan on using your camera in dark situations often then the PowerShot 310 HS might not be the best option. The camera doesn’t do very well in low-light situations, despite its strong performance in regular lighting. To top it all off, the flash doesn’t reach out very far either so you can’t augment the light very well.
- Battery life: The battery capacity on the PowerShot 310 HS leaves something to be desired. You can get off approximately 200 shots (210 if you look at the official documentation) per charge. This seems like a lot, but if you find yourself taking a lot of pictures you might need to consider a different camera, or maybe buy a backup battery.
As you can see, the PowerShot 310 HS has a lot of great features. You might be turned off by some of the negatives, however, and if so you can check out one of our other comparisons of point and shoots. The PowerShot ELPH 310 HS is a good mid-range point and shoot that toes the line between high and low end models.