PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras
Style and sensitivity
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.
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.
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 Canon’s advanced optical IS reduces blur caused by camera shake.
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.
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.
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 is truly automatic, allowing the camera to detect from 32 different scenes. You can take great pictures in confidence, knowing the camera will take care of everything.
Capture photos of fast-paced action with up to 8.2 shots/second using High-speed Burst mode or slow down movement up to 1/8th of the real speed using Super Slow Motion Movie mode.
Movie Digest captures up to 4-seconds of the action before a shot is taken, joining all the clips together from the same day into a single VGA movie to add to your collection of photos.
The iFrame video format is a simple way to quickly import, edit and share your video.
Creative shooting modes give you the opportunity to experiment. Fish-eye Effect re-creates the distortion of a fish-eye lens while Miniature Effect transforms landscapes into miniature scale models. For the look and feel of a picture taken with an older style camera try Toy Camera Effect.
|Type||1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 12.1M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||4.3 – 18.8 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 105 mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 4.4x. Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 18x|
|Maximum f/number||f/2.0 – f/5.8|
|Construction||7 elements in 6 groups (2 double-sided aspherical lenses (including 1 UA lens), and 1 single sided aspherical lens)|
|Image Stabilisation||Yes (lens shift-type), 4-stop. Dynamic IS (in Movie)|
|AF System/ Points||AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed frame) or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track|
|AF Modes||Single, Continuous (Auto mode only), Servo AF/AE¹, Touch AF|
|AF Point Selection||Size (Normal, Small)|
|AF Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||3 cm (W) from front of lens in macro|
|Metering modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or Touch AF frame)|
|AE Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments |
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
|ISO sensitivity*||AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|Speed||1 – 1/1600 sec. (factory default) |
15 – 1/1600 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom|
|Monitor||8.0 cm (3.2”) PureColor II Touch (TFT), 16:9 aspect ratio, Approx. 461,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels.|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes. Fastest speed 1/1600 sec.|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Built-in Flash Range||50 cm – 5.0 m (W) / 50 cm – 2.0 m (T)|
|Modes||Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), P, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Movie Digest, Portrait, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst (3.0MP), Best Image Selection (3.0MP), Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (3.0MP), Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Creative Light Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks|
|Modes in Movie||Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie|
|Photo Effects||My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)|
|Drive modes||Single, Continuous, Self-Timer|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 3.4 shots/sec.¹, High-speed Burst (3.0MP): Approx. 8.2shots/sec.¹, (until memory card becomes full)²|
|Image Size||4:3 - (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480 |
16:9 - (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S, XS)*
*XS is half the length and width of S
|Movies||(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps, (M) 320 x 240, 30 fps |
Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 120fps, (M) 240fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
|Movie Length||(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 10 min. 00 sec.¹ |
(L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.
|Still Image Type||JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant|
|Movies||MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)] |
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)|
|Red-Eye Correction||Yes, during shooting and playback|
|My Camera / My Menu||Start-up image and camera sounds customisation|
|My Category||Image tagging feature|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||Yes|
|Playback zoom||Approx. 2x – 10x|
|Self Timer||Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom|
|Menu Languages||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)|
|Other||HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HCMMCplus|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP3 |
Mac OS X v10.5 – 10.6 (Intel processor required)
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6L (battery and charger supplied)|
|Battery life||Approx. 180 shots¹ |
Approx. 240 min. playback
|A/C Power Supply||Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40|
|Cases / Straps||Soft Leather Case DCC-1700, IXUS Metal or Leather Strap|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40|
|Other||Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||100.6 x 55.4 x 25.0 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 185 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)|
|Zoom||¹ Depending on the image size selected.|
|AF Modes||¹ Some settings limit availability.|
|Continuous Shooting||¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
|Movie Length||¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
|Battery life||¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.|