I bought this camera to take with me to Europe for a 3 month trip. I have had other Canon PowerShot camera's, including a 10 year old ELPH and a 7 year old A series. They both are still running strong. They were just a bit bulkier and heavier. The 310HS is super lightweight, takes great pictures (12.1 MP), and 1080P HD video. Low light works excellent up to ISO 3200! And, it has an 8x optical zoom, which is insane for the size of this camera! I go Nikon for regular, but Canon for P&S.
Make a bold, fashion statement with the gracefully sleek PowerShot ELPH 310 HS digital camera. It comes in an array of luminous eye-catching colors (Purple, Blue, Pink, Green and Silver) that are sure to complement almost any style. The super slim design makes this camera pocket-friendly, so casual shooters, party-goers and travelers can take pictures and videos of everyday moments wherever they go. Its compact profile doesn't mean you have to compromise on image quality. Powered by the Canon HS SYSTEM, the camera delivers great shots in virtually any situation, even in less than ideal lighting. 12.1 Megapixels ensure images with excellent detail. Zoom into far-away subjects with its 8x Optical Zoom and easily photograph large groups of people with the 28mm wide-angle lens. And when you want to shoot video, you can capture stunning 1080p Full HD video at the touch of a button.