Canon: Digital IXUS 310 HS New! Digital Camera Features, Specifications

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June 5, 2011 by yogi2raj


Canon’s HS SYSTEM consists of a high-sensitivity sensor and DIGIC imaging processor to capture sharp, noise-free images with naturally vivid colours in any lighting conditions especially in low light without using flash and tripod.

Movie Digest
Select Movie Digest function to simultaneously record a 4 seconds of movie clip before you capture your pictures.
The same day video clips are combined together into a single movie for easy playback by date (available in 640 x 480, 30fps, VGA mode only).

4.4x Optical Zoom with 24mm ultra wide-angle
Capture crisp clear magnificent landscapes or subjects.

F2.0 Bright Lens
The key advantages of the f2.0 lens are the resulting fast shutter speeds prevent camera shake and subject blurring. You can also achieve shallow depth of field which adds perspective especially when you are shooting sceneries.

Enhanced SMART AUTO mode gets you ready to shoot in all kinds of situations and can now detect up to 32 different scenes. Simply point and shoot and let the enhanced Smart Auto adjusts the exposure and focal settings accordingly to the various lighting conditions. At last, users can concentrate on capturing the perfect moment with ease and confident.

Creative Filters
Access 6 artistic creative filters instantly with a quick twist of the mode dial.
Choose from 3 different effects:
Toy Camera Effect

3.2″ touch LCD
Advanced surface coating resists smudges, scratches and light reflections.
Touch screen to select & track your subject, take a photo and simply review photos with a quick slide of your fingers across the LCD.

Moving pictures in HD
Users can now effortlessly shoot sharp high quality HD 1280 x 720 videos with Canon’s Dynamic IS System, a function previously only available in high-end Powershot cameras and gives the users enhanced stability allowing them to record steady video footage even while walking.


Image Sensor   

Camera Effective Pixels
Approx 12.1 Million pixels CMOS

Focal Length 4.4x zoom: 4.3 (W) – 18.8 (T)mm,
(35mm film equivalent: 24(W) – 105(T)mm)
Focusing Range 3cm (1.2in.) – infinity (W), 40cm (1.3ft.) – infinity (T)
3 – 50cm (1.2in. – 1.6ft.) (W)
Image Stabilizer (IS) System
Lens-shift type
Imaging Processor
LCD Monitor  
TFT colour (with wide viewing angle)
3.2-inch type
Effective Pixels
Approx. 461,000 dots
Aspect Ratio
Brightness adjustment (5 levels), Touch panel
Control System Autofocus: Single (Continuous in Auto mode), Servo AF / Servo AE, Touch AF
AF Frame
Face AiAF, Fixed Frame
Metering System
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Compensation (Still Images) / Exposure Shift (Movies)
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed (Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto, ISO 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Shutter Speed
1 – 1/1600sec.
15 – 1/1600sec. (Total shutter speed range)

Iris (used together with ND filter)
f/2.0 – f/8.0 (W), f/5.8 – f/8.0 (T)

Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
50cm – 5.0m (W), 50cm – 2.0m (T) (1.6 – 16ft. (W), 1.6 – 6.6ft. (T))
Shooting Specifications   

Shooting Modes
Auto*1, P, Tv, Av, Movie Digest, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Smart Shutter*2, High-speed burst, Best Image Selection, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fish-eye effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Creative Light Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie

* Movies are recorded by pressing the movie button.
*1 Smart Auto also available for movies.
*2 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer.

Digital Zoom Still images / Movies: Approx. 4.0x (up to approx. 18x in combination with the optical zoom), Safety Zoom, Digital Tele-converter
Continuous Shooting Mode: Normal
Speed (Normal): Program: Approx. 3.4 shots/sec.
High-speed Burst: Approx. 8.2 shots/sec.
Number of Shots (Approximate)
(CIPA Compliant)
Approx. 180 images
Recording Specifications   

Recording Media
SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card
File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Data Type Still Images:
Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
(Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels Still Images:
Large: 4000 x 2248,
Medium 1: 2816 x 1584,
Medium 2: 1920 x 1080,
Small: 640 x 360

Large: 4000 x 2664,
Medium 1: 2816 x 1880,
Medium 2: 1600 x 1064,
Small: 640 x 424

Large: 4000 x 3000,
Medium 1: 2816 x 2112,
Medium 2: 1600 x 1200,
Small: 640 x 480

Large: 2992 x 2992,
Medium 1: 2112 x 2112,
Medium 2: 1200 x 1200,
Small: 480 x 480

Super Slow Motion Movie: 640 x 480 (120fps*1 when shooting 30fps*2 during playback), 320 x 240 (240fps*3 when shooting 30fps*2 during playback)

Miniature Effect: 1280 x 720*4, 640 x 480*4 iFrame Movie: 1280 x 720 (30fps*2)

Movies Other than the above: 1920 x 1080 pixels (24fps*5), 1280 x 720 (30fps*2), 640 x 480 (30fps*2), 320 x 240 (30fps*2)

*1 Actual frame rate is 119.68fps.
*2 Actual frame rate is 29.97fps.
*3 Actual frame rate is 239.76fps.
*4 Shooting: 6fps / 3fps / 1.5fps. Playback: 30fps*2.
*5 Actual frame rate is 23.976fps.

Display Languages
26 languages
Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output
Analog audio output (stereo)
Analog video output (NTSC / PAL)
Direct Print Standard
Power Source
Battery Pack NB-6L
Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (when used with DC Coupler DR10)
Dimensions (CIPA compliant)
100.6 x 55.4 x 25.0mm (3.96 x 2.18 x 0.98in.)
Weight (CIPA compliant)
Approx. 185g (6.53oz.) (including battery & memory card)
Approx. 165g (5.82oz.) (Camera body only)

 Source: Canon India


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