Canon IXUS 310 HS Review

March 31, 2011 | Gavin Stoker | |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon IXUS 310 HS.

Canon IXUS 300 HS

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Want a stylish compact camera that takes great pictures and lets you take control? Then look no further than the brand new Canon IXUS 300 HS / SD4000 IS Digital ELPH, which brings together the catwalk style of the IXUS range with a fantastic back-illuminated sensor and an f/2.0, 3.8x lens. Discover if this partnership makes sense in the World's first Canon IXUS 300 HS review.

Casio EX-FC100

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The new Casio EX-FC100 is the fastest digital camera in town, capable of taking 30 six megapixel images in just a single second. The diminutive, well-built EXFC100 has a wealth of high-speed modes, including pre-recording images before you've even pressed the shutter button, and combining images to help eliminate camera shake in low light conditions. Video is also one of the Casio EX FC100's strong points, with 720p HD footage and 1000fps, super-slow-motion movies on offer. This 9 megapixel model is also a very capable still camera, with a 2.7 inch LCD screen and 5x optical zoom lens. With an official list price of $399.99 / £349.99, the Casio EX-FC100 is an expensive point and shoot - read our in-depth review with sample images, videos and more to find out if it makes the grade.

Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR

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The Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR is an attractively designed compact camera with a 10x zoom lens, 12 megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD screen, HD movie recording and manual controls, all for a street price of less than £200 / $250. Read our Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR Review to find out if it's a worthy successor to last year's F70EXR model.

Nikon Coolpix P300

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Not everyone wants to carry a camera on their shoulder, something that Panasonic, Canon, and now Nikon have recognised with the release of the Coolpix P300. All three manufacturers offer a pocket compact with full manual controls, pro-level features and good image quality, with the Nikon P300 also adding full 1080p HD video, fast maximum aperture of f/1.8, high-resolution screen and 7fps burst shooting. Are these features enough to elevate the P300 above its main rivals? Read our Nikon Coolpix P300 Review to find out...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX70

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The Lumix DMC-FX70 is Panasonic's first compact camera that almost exclusively relies on its clever touchscreen technologies for operation, with just a few external controls to supplement the 3 inch LCD. Also on offer are a bright f/2.2, 5x zoom lens, 14 megapixel CCD sensor, and 720p HD video. Read our in-depth Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX70 review complete with sample images and video.

Samsung ST550

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The new Samsung ST550 camera pushes the envelope of user interface design, with a incredibly clever touch-screen interface that is finally worth using. Widely promoted in an expensive TV ad campaign, the ST550 (also known as the TL225) has an LCD screen on the front as well as the back, which is used for self-portraits. A 12 megapixel sensor and 4.6x wide-angle zoom complete the key specifications of the ST-550. Mark Goldstein finds out if the Samsung ST550 / TL225 is the ultimate Christmas gift in our in-depth expert review...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 is a slim, stylish and full-featured digital compact camera. The TX9 has a 12 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor-R sensor, 3.5 inch touch-sensitive LCD screen, innovative 3D Sweep Panorama mode, 1080i HD movies with stereo sound, 10fps burst mode, a 4x zoom lens, and an ISO range of 125-3200. Read our in-depth Sony TX9 review to find out if it can justify its £380 / $399 price-tag.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

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Boldly promoted as an alternative to a DSLR, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 is a new mid-range compact camera with a wealth of advanced features. A fast f/2.4 lens, sensible 12 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, and Superior Auto and Background Defocus modes supposedly produce DSLR picture quality, while Sony have also included Full HD movie recording and even 3D via the Sweep Panorama mode. Priced at around £225 / $300, read our in-depth Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 review to find out if it lives up to its full promise.

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