Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS / IXUS 310 HS

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS / IXUS 310 HS
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Based on 34 scores, 47 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    21
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Great ISO test results, Photographs captured in low light retain good details, Shutter Priority (Tv) and Aperture Priority (Av) modes, Superior f/2.0 optically stabilized wide angle lens.
  • Excellent photo quality for its class; a nice mix of shooting modes.
  • Touchscreen, Few buttons, HD recording, HDMI.

Cons:

  • Tiny, hard-edged zoom toggle switch, Below average battery life, Noticeable chromatic aberration, especially at wide angle, 24 fps videos a bit jerky, Mics exaggerate wind noise, LCD adjustment buried in menu system, Heavy softening in upper right corner.
  • Full touchscreen controls leads to couple of extra steps.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Buy-n-Shoot on 80

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,...

By TechTree on 80

Expert Review MRP: Rs 19,999Street price: Rs 19,395 (; )For those who want style and fashion even in cameras, has the series with sculpted bodies and decent specs. One such compact camera is the which is a 12.1 MP camera with 4.4x optical zoom along...

By TechCentral on 80

Canon's latest Ixus compact camera does not disappoint. The Ixus 310 HS starts up really fast and makes it easy to shoot ­pictures even in challenging ­situations with its Smart Auto mode. On the whole, there are no major complaints,...

By The Imaging Resource on

I really liked the color, tone and sharpness of photos taken with the Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS. Although it doesn't have all of the options of an enthusiast-grade digicam (it's missing full Manual) or even an entry-level DSLR, it has decent...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 100

It’s an expensive camera, but it’s one that feels well-made and is a joy to use. It also delivers great results and has a range of features for all levels of userOverall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features...

By PC Advisor on 80

Although the Canon IXUS 310 HS has very good image-capturing capabilities, it has some glaring negative points such as low battery life and average shooting speeds. I would suggest the Canon IXUS 220 HS instead, because of its slim form factor and...

By PCWorld India on 77

The Canon IXUS 310 HS has a truckload of features and coupled with superior image quality it can put any digital camera to shame. But there are few glaring negative points that pull down the rating. Read the full review to know more....

By CNET Asia on 72

The touchscreen controls keep the Canon Ixus 310 HS from being a lower-cost PowerShot S95 alternative for enthusiasts, but it's otherwise a very good ultracompact....

By cnet on 72

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...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Canon Ixus 310 HS is like an updated Ixus 300 HS with the touchscreen interface of the Ixus 210. However, it's an improvement on both models thanks to its nice new lens. Although it's not an exceptional camera in any field, the Canon Ixus...

By LetsGoDigital on

The 12.1 megapixel Canon IXUS 310 HS digital camera, introduced in February this year, is a typical IXUS camera and thereby guarantees high image quality and a sleek, stainless steel body. The Canon IXUS 310 HS is characterized by its speed,...

By CIOL on

The charm of Canon IXUS 310 HS lies in its sleek looks, brilliant touchscreen and the ability to click good images even in low light conditions. The IXUS HS series, which has seen the likes of IXUS 1000 HS, IXUS 220 HS and IXUS 300 HS, has been...

By What Digital Camera on 88

Those wanting a stylish and solid camera with a reliable standard of image quality should find little to disappoint with the Canon IXUS 310 HS. It’s also priced far more attractively than previous IXUS models, although the somewhat tardy operation of...

By Camera Labs on 83

Canon IXUS 310 HS / PowerShot ELPH 500 HS verdict The Canon IXUS 310 HS / ELPH 500 HS is 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...

By Cameras UK on 86

The Canon IXUS 310 HS is a high quality digital camera. It gets just about everything right. The IXUS 310 HS scores very highly for picture quality, build quality and ease of use when it comes to touch control. If you are looking for a touch...

By PCWorld on 60

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....

By TechRadar on 80

Canon's latest crop of IXUS compacts continues to target fashion-conscious photographers who don't want to compromise on features, with the new 12.1mp IXUS 310 HS replacing the 10mp 300 HS. While the latest model may not look all that different...

By ePHOTOzine on 80

Thanks to its wealth of creative modes the IXUS 310 HS is an ideal camera for those who like the compact size but are keen to explore some of the advantages of a DSLR, with its shutter and aperture priority modes. The f/2.0 lens makes shooting in low...

By DigitalCameraReview on 80

The Canon 500 HS combines a stylish touch screen with some serious hardware including an f/2 lens. It's a better-than-average compact with a few...

By TechReviewSource on 80

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, because 24 frames per second can lead...