Canon PowerShot A310
3.2 megapixels (effective); No optical zoom/5.1x digital zoom; autofocus only; program exposure only; JPEG file format; ISO range 50-400; 2 AA batteries; movie mode with sound
The PowerShot A310 is Canon's newest entry-level digital camera, replacing the popular Canon A300. Designed for beginners, as well as more accomplished photographers looking for the utmost in simplicity, the A310 features fully automated controls that take the guesswork out of taking great pictures. Like its PowerShot A300 the A310 lacks an optical zoom -- an omission that may deter some potential buyers. The Canon A310 was one of seven new PowerShot cameras announced by Canon in early February, 2004, and is expected to cost approximately $199 when it is released in the spring.