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Decent Camera, but Touchscreen was a Bad Idea!,
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This review is from: Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS 16.1 MP Wi-Fi Enabled CMOS Digital Camera with 5x Zoom 24mm Wide-Angle Lens with 1080p Full HD Video and 3.2-Inch Touch Panel LCD (Black) (Electronics)
I have owned and operated nearly a dozen different ELPH's. The specs on this camera are great, but Canon really made a mistake with the touchscreen. First of all, this screen, while dense with pixels, is not as "rich" as previous models in terms of saturation. Regarding the "touch" controls, the screen is slow to respond, and requires too many motions and movements with your fingers to accomplish what was very quick on previous "button" models. If your fingers are medium or large size, you will have great difficulty scrolling through menus. For me, it was extremely frustrating and ended up in a return. I think the move to plastic for the exterior case was a mistake. The 320HS felt cheap in comparison to the previous models which came with all metal bodies. While this camera overcomes many of the negatives of the 310HS model, I do not believe that it is an overall better option than the 300HS, which can be picked up for about half the price. If however, you expect to use the WiFi feature, then please be aware that the 300HS does not support it.
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Initial post: May 20, 2012 9:54:57 AM PDT
O. carrig says:
I couldn't agree more, $100 more and they give us plastic. I will say that the red 300hs was too slippery while the black one has a texture to it, it is still probably the best camera out there IMO. Especially when it goes on sale for $125 or less. But it is so small we keep losing them. DOH!
Posted on Aug 8, 2012 9:54:06 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 8, 2012 10:04:15 PM PDT
Samuel Chell says:
The 310 is going for 50-100 more than this camera, and even the 110 is priced about the same as the 300 (the 300 was going for 140 last Christmas--Canon has really been inflating their prices). Don't know why the 300 would be seen as superior to the 310. I'm certainly not impressed by the touch-screen, which may be the reason the 320 is priced considerably below the 310, which seems to be regarded by consumers as 2nd best to the S95. Canon still takes the prize for extreme compactness. My SD780 checks out as the smallest--and it includes a viewfinder.
Posted on May 3, 2013 1:28:09 PM PDT
J. EARL says:
The 320 is great with one major exception---the touch screen sucks. Can't see it in the light and does not respond that well. Manual settings on a dial or pad is much better. As far as taking pics and videos--this camera is great. As long as you are happy with going from simple pics or videos, this camera is second to none. The touch screen is terrible if you want to change modes.
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