Canon IXUS 310 HS review

The high-performance compact with a sense of style

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24mm image

The 310 HS' 24mm setting is perfect for capturing wide scenes

Telephoto image

The 310 HS' 24mm setting is perfect for capturing wide scenes


The AF system is quick to respond, while the ability to select your desired AF point on-screen is a useful feature

Flowers in macro mode

The ability to focus down to 3cm in the camera's Macro AF mode allows you to get reasonably close to small subjects

Dynamic range

Dynamic range is generally good, resulting in high-contrast scenes being accurately reproduced


Colours and detail are both pleasing in shots from the 310 HS, however you are likely to need to apply some post-shoot sharpening to reveal their true potential

Toy camera effect

An example of the results you can generate using the 310 HS' creative filters - in this image we used the Toy Camera effect to add an atmospheric vignette

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleNo
Product FamilyIXUS
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCplus, HC MMCplus
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom4.4x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesFace Detection, Smile Detection, Smart Capture, Continuous Shooting Mode, Aperture Priority, Manual White Balance
Screen Size8.1 cm (3.2")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)185 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height55.4 mm
Width100.6 mm
Depth25 mm
Focal Length4.30 mm to 18.80 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model310 HS
Product NameIXUS 310 HS Compact Camera
Product LineIXUS
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number5132B005
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

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.

Package Contents
  • IXUS 310 HS Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery NB-6L
  • Charger
Limited Warranty1 Year