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Canon IXUS 310 HS Digital Camera - Silver (12.1MP, 4.4x Optical Zoom) 3.2 inch Touchscreen LCD

by Canon
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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  • Premium image quality even in low light using HS System with 12.1 Megapixel CMOS
  • F/2.0, 24mm ultra wide, 4.4x optical zoom with optical Image Stabilizer
  • Stainless steel body with wide 8.0 cm (3.2" PureColor II Touch LCD and touch control
  • Full HD movies (1080p) with optical zoom, stereo sound, Dynamic IS and HDMI
  • High-speed Burst and Super Slow Motion Movie capture fast action
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 10.1 x 5.5 cm ; 186 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: 5132B005AA
  • ASIN: B004M8S15M
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 7 Feb 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,387 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Box Contains

  • Digital Camera IXUS 310 HS
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC10
  • Battery Pack NB-6L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LYE
  • AC Cable
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
  • Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (for USB)
  • User Manual Kit
  • Product Description

    Canon Digital IXUS 310 HS: 5132B005AA

    The IXUS 310 HS boasts a large; intuitive touchscreen; with high-speed functions and Full HD movies. A bright f/2.0; 24mm ultra wide lens; and the HS System capture incredible shots; day or night.

    Features
    - HS System (12.1 MP)
    - f/2.0; 24mm; 4.4x zoom. Optical IS
    - Stainless steel body
    - 8.0 cm (3.2") PureColor II Touch LCD
    - Full HD with optical zoom. Dynamic IS
    - Smart Auto (32 scenes)
    - High-speed Burst & Super Slow Motion Movie
    - Movie Digest
    - iFrame movie
    - Creative modes & manual control

    HS System (12.1 MP)
    HS System excels in low light allowing you to capture the real atmosphere of the moment without flash or tripod. A high performance DIGIC4 processor and high sensitivity sensor give superior image quality in all situations.

    f/2.0; 24mm; 4.4x zoom. Optical IS
    A bright f/2.0 lens captures low-light images and fast-moving subjects at higher shutter speeds brilliantly. A 24mm ultra-wide coverage lets you put more in the frame; while Canonā€TMs advanced optical IS reduces blur caused by camera shake.

    Stainless steel body
    A slim metal body gives the camera a quality feel and makes it a pleasure to use whilst retaining the stylish look that embodies IXUS.

    8.0 cm (3.2") PureColor II Touch LCD
    The PureColor II Touch LCD has outstanding contrast; resolution and colour rendition. An advanced touch screen interface lets you customize the screen to match your shooting style and makes using the camera quick and fun.

    Full HD with optical zoom. Dynamic IS
    High quality movies can now be recorded in Full HD (1080p) format. Two additions to greater video quality are crystal clear stereo sound and Dynamic IS; which stabilises movies against wobble and shake.

    Smart Auto
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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars SIX stars 9 July 2011
    As a performing musician and DJ I always want to capture "the" moment so, my criteria are; point and shoot, low light, hd video and stereo sound. Well this comes up trumps on all fronts. The most amazing thing is, the low light shooting in HD, there is no camera shake, not even shudder in images sweeping from side to side. And it beats my camcorder hands down. The fill in flash does just that. it does not white out the subjects, they seem to retain a more natural colour. Even on my 42" tv the pixilation on low light shots is very acceptable. The sound is OK, for a camera. Auto mode is fine I have a collection of SLR's as I'm into photography and thought I would want to fiddle the with the settings, well? no I don't. So there. Why the Canon? well they make cameras that's what they have always made, unlike some others who do Hi-Fi etc. The screen is very good even in outdoor conditions.
    This is a fantastic camera for amateurs and pros looking to snap the "moment".
    One other thing, from switching on to taking the photo takes seconds, and it takes photos when you press the button not several seconds later like some others who seem to have to compute so much data the scene has long gone.
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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Fabulous 30 July 2011
    By Sur.JP
    Verified Purchase
    Having been a loyal Nikon fan all my life I bought this camera with some reservations. I must say the image quality is phenomenal. The camera itself is also very easy to use. My 15 year old has been snapping away and capturing the beauties in the garden, producing pictures that look like they belong to a magazine (no previous experience). I also love all the user functions esp the touch-screen. Overall I am very happy with my purchase.
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    42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
    By David Glasgow TOP 100 REVIEWER
    FORGET THE CANON S95, OR G11, G12, ETC. "THIS 310HS" is Canon's Best feature packed CMOS Censor (Point and Shoot) camera that can truly take Pics in low light without Noise, Grain, or Speckles even when enlarged.

    I was going to BUY the 220 HS then decided on this 310 HS, for a few extra quid. And Glad I did, it gets excellent reviews all over the internet, and read a really good one on Facebook by an owner.

    All I can say its the NEXT BEST THING to a "pocketable DSLR Camera" if you could make one?. as the optics are stellar... and up to par with the "G11 and G12" for outdoor Photo's. But where this camera excels, is "indoors in lowlight situations".

    Its got an F2.0 F-Stop, Aperture, so the lens opens really wide, very wide indeed to let in as much light you will find in a point and shooter... 'So no need for a flash in low light conditions (ie.) an indoor room with low lighting' perfect' for the IXUS 310 HS. At least as good as the Canon S95, but without the price tag.

    At the moment Amazon have the best price with a rock solid no quibble money back guarantee, something you will find hard to locate anywhere else, I've been with Amazon 6 years, and I would NOT shop anywhere else, together with NEXT day delivery, which is essential.

    Please give this camera serious consideration if you are in the marketplace for a new easy to use point and shoot camera, just turn to auto, and the on board CPU Processor does all the thinking for you, and you usually end up with superb, clean, sharp snaps, 10/10.
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    20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps it's a bit delicate? 11 Sep 2011
    I bought this to replace an excellent Canon Ixus 850iS which had suffered from the lens not retracting.

    The first one I received was most of the time emitting a continuous tone from the speaker - unless one was recording a video - so I sent it back for a replacement which was processed without a problem.

    The second one's fine - except that I've badly scratched the rear touch-screen putting it into a zipped pocket out of its case (which I had to buy separately in any case!).

    I bought the recommended Canon case for it - the DCC-70 - although I have to say it's a VERY tight fit - and there's no space for a spare battery.

    I also didn't realise it didn't come with a memory card at all (my 850iS had a very small one) - fortunately my previous camera's 2GB card could be used - so factor that in if you don't have any space SDHC cards.

    I've also bought two spare batteries following reports that battery life is low - although it's not been a problem so far. Since they're £30+ new I've bought second-hand ones off eBay.

    The touch screen is great, albeit a little tricky to operate at times - but it certainly makes getting round the various options much easier than my previous camera.

    Generally it seems to be an improvement all round on my 850iS (as expected) though it seems reluctant at times to properly focus on the subject in macro mode.

    EDIT - I've found a possible reason for the poor battery life. Sometimes it runs down quicker than I'd expect. The villain might be using the Canon case they recommend. I suspect the button on the back on the camera gets pressed sometimes when it's in the case turning the display on and wasting battery. Thank goodness I bought a spare battery and then another when I temporarily lost the original. Bought for a few pounds on eBay...
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Camera
    I have been really pleased with this camera, great picture quality from such a small piece of equipment.. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by GRAHAM
    3.0 out of 5 stars Unfortunately unable to make full use
    The camera is fine,but the manual is in German. I have the disc but my computer is "dead" and so unable to to access instructions. Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Eileen Waller
    1.0 out of 5 stars Worst Ixus EVER!
    I am a huge fan of Canon cameras and no toehr make will ever do for me. So when I was replacing my second Ixus as it was rather old, I immediately choose this one as it had good... Read more
    Published 17 months ago by Mrs. A. Fotheringham
    5.0 out of 5 stars What a Canon Cracker
    Having always had good camera,s I looked long and hard as to what would suit my needs for a compact camera I could put in my pocket and take with me at all times. Read more
    Published on 17 April 2012 by tonyB
    5.0 out of 5 stars Idiot proof
    This camera is compact but feels robust. As a non-photographer I found it easy to shoot good quality pictures and take videos. Read more
    Published on 8 Feb 2012 by Gabriella
    1.0 out of 5 stars Design Problem with the Flash
    Generally this camera is a pretty decent piece of kit and has a nice style to it. It has many good features and performs well in low light levels, which is just as well considering... Read more
    Published on 4 Feb 2012 by N
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good but with reservations
    I bought this camera because it was a Canon and for the f2 lens. It is a nice solid, largely metal camera which is nice to use, especially with the large touch screen. Read more
    Published on 7 Nov 2011 by D. J. Burrows
    4.0 out of 5 stars CANON IXUS 310 HS
    I purchased this model a little while ago, which arrived quickly. I am generally very pleased with its performance, which I have to say that apart from sticking it on manual in... Read more
    Published on 8 Oct 2011 by M. Dobson
    5.0 out of 5 stars Canon Ixus
    The Ixus camera is typical of the quality I have found , over many years, coming from Canon. I have used their 35 mm cameras, video cameras, and digital cameras. Read more
    Published on 6 Sep 2011 by Mr. D. Barber
    3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent picture quality, but very bad design on the lens cover
    picture quality is excellent with this camera, especially under night condition. However, after having the camera for one week, the lens cover starts to malfunction. Read more
    Published on 2 Sep 2011 by Z.Y.
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