Canon PowerShot 320 HS Review

You won’t need to travel back home or connect the camera to a computer to take and share images and videos with the PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Digital Camera (Blue) from Canon. You’ll be able to do so directly from the device.

It not only captures large images with a resolution of 16.1 megapixels by making use of a lens that is the 35mm equivalent of a 24-120mm focal length, but it also makes use of cutting-edge technologies and techniques for image stabilization, which ensures that your HD videos and photos are clear and crisp. This enables you to take photographs that are more accurate to their original form and capture them without any unnecessary blur or camera shake.

Even though it only has a 16.1-megapixel picture sensor, this compact camera can record photos with a maximum resolution of 4608 by 3456 pixels, making them suitable for printing on a poster. This allows you to expand or crop your image before printing or uploading it to a website to share with others. All of the advanced technologies and features of the camera are powered by the DIGIC 5 Image Processor, which ensures you receive quick and dependable performance while consuming minimal battery power.

Your camera and memory card will get more crisp and clear photographs thanks to a feature called Intelligent IS, which, in addition to increasing shooting speed, employs a number of different image stabilization approaches. Your shot or video will be taken without annoying camera wobble thanks to the camera’s ability to pick the most effective and appropriate way from among the several forms of image stabilization it possesses.

Canon PowerShot 320 HS Sensor

The camera’s imaging sensor has a resolution of 16.1 megapixels, which allows you to capture minute details in the snow and the textures of a coral reef. As a result, your photographs will be rich and clear even when you are using the optical zoom at its maximum setting. When you want to generate huge prints, having a high-resolution CMOS sensor with a 1/2.3-inch size is excellent. This type of sensor also allows you to enlarge some parts of an image and crop other parts when you want to change the composition.

Canon PowerShot 320 HS LCD

The camera boasts a brilliant 3.2-inch touch panel LCD that gives a bigger screen that is easier to see and enables users to take pictures simply by touching the screen. Some DSLRs have displays that are even larger than this. With Canon’s Touch Shutter technology, you may take photos by placing your finger over the subject you want to be in focus, holding it there, and then lifting your finger to take the picture when you are ready.

If you touch the subject you want to focus on while it is displayed on the screen, an AF box will emerge and follow them around the frame. It is also easier to compose shots when the screen is more significant, and it delivers a plethora of helpful information about the photograph. At the same time, it is being taken by way of a sharp 461,000-dot colour user interface.

Canon PowerShot 320 HS Processor

This PowerShot camera is equipped with Canon’s DIGIC 5 Image Processor, which allows it to power its sophisticated systems and features. This provides quick and consistent performance without compromising the device’s battery life. Blink Detection, Full HD video capture, and high-speed continuous shooting are just some of the features made possible by the device’s lightning-fast processing speed and space-saving design.

Canon PowerShot 320 HS Video

What could be more enjoyable than making brand-new home videos with your family? Doing it with a high-definition camera that you can put in your pocket! Directly from the compact digital camera, you may record video in Full HD 1080p whenever and wherever you are. You are no longer restricted to taking still photographs; all it takes is a single press of the button labelled “Movie” to capture everything as it happens in action.

Canon PowerShot 320 HS ISO

Because it has a wide range of sensitivities, it can take pictures in various lighting conditions, from a bright sunny day at the beach to a gloomy chamber lighted only by birthday candles – wherever in between. When abundant light is around your subject, and the sun is shining, use an ISO setting of 100.

Because of the low ISO, the pictures you take will appear more distinct and crisp, with far less noise. You can resume shooting even when there is not enough ambient light if you immediately push the ISO up to 3200 while taking pictures at night or in regions with poor light.

Canon PowerShot 320 HS Wi-Fi

Certain models of Canon’s PowerShot cameras are equipped with Wi-Fi wireless technology that is built in. This enables you to quickly and easily share your photographs and high-definition movies with members of your family or friends circles. The camera can connect to any home, workplace, or public network that is also compatible with the wireless 802.11 b/g/n standards that it supports.

You may also use Canon’s internet service, CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, to store photographs in an online album so you can more easily share them on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

You can upload pictures to virtually any location using the free Canon CameraWindow app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch mobile device. This app makes it simple to select and save pictures already stored on your iOS device and allows you to upload photos to social networking sites or emails easily. It is possible to send photographs to a PC or even transfer images between other Wi-Fi-capable PowerShot cameras, even if you do not have a mobile device.

Canon PowerShot 320 HS Specs

Image SensorCamera Effective PixelsApprox. 16.1 megapixels
LensFocal Length4.3 (W) – 21.5 (T) mm
(35mm film equivalent: 24 (W) – 120 (T) mm)
Zoom Magnification5x
Focusing RangeShooting
Maximum Wide Angle ( G0041446)Maximum Telephoto ( G0041447)
G01003013 cm (1.2 in.) – infinity90 cm (3.0 ft.) – infinity
Other modesG01053755 cm (2.0 in.) – infinity90 cm (3.0 ft.) – infinity
G0096670*3 – 50 cm (1.2 in. – 1.6 ft.)
G0085710*3 m (9.8 ft.) – infinity3 m (9.8 ft.) – infinity
* Not available in some shooting modes.
Imaging ProcessorDIGIC 5
LCD MonitorTypeTFT color (wide viewing angle type)
Size3.2 type
Effective PixelsApprox. 461,000 dots
Aspect Ratio16:9
FeaturesTouch panel, brightness adjustment (5 levels)
FocusControl SystemAutofocus: Continuous (Auto and Touch AF), Servo AF (follows Servo AE)
AF FrameFace AiAF, Fixed Frame
• Touch AF available
Metering SystemEvaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Compensation (Still Images)±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed
(Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200
White BalanceAuto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Shutter SpeedG0100301mode, automatically set range: 1 – 1/2000 sec.
Range in all shooting modes: 15 – 1/2000 sec.
f/numberf/2.7, f/8.0 (W), f/5.9, f/17 (T)
FlashModesAuto, on, Slow Synchro, off
RangeMaximum wide angle ( G0041446) : 50 cm – 3.5 m (1.6 – 11 ft.)
Maximum telephoto ( G0041447) : 90 cm – 2.0 m (3.0 – 6.6 ft.)
Shooting ModeAuto*1, P, Movie Digest, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter*2, High-speed Burst, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Snow, Long Shutter, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie
*1 Smart Auto also available for movies
*2 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
Digital ZoomStill images/Movies: Approx. 4.0x (up to approx. 20x in combination with the optical zoom)
ZoomPlus, Digital tele-converter
Continuous ShootingMode SelectionNormal
SpeedApprox. 1.9 shots/sec. (In P mode)
Approx. 5.2 shots/sec. (In High-speed Burst mode)
Number of Shots (Approximate)(CIPA compliant)Approx. 170 shots
Recording MediaSD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
File FormatsDesign rule for Camera File system, DPOF (version 1.1) compliant
Data TypesStill ImagesExif 2.3 (JPEG)
MoviesMOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (2 channel stereo))
Number of Recording PixelsStill Images[16:9]Large: 4608 x 2592, Medium 1: 3264 x 1832, Medium 2: 1920 x 1080, Small: 640 x 360
[3:2]Large: 4608 x 3072, Medium 1: 3264 x 2176, Medium 2: 1600 x 1064, Small: 640 x 424
[4:3]Large: 4608 x 3456, Medium 1: 3264 x 2448, Medium 2: 1600 x 1200, Small: 640 x 480
[1:1]Large: 3456 x 3456, Medium 1: 2448 x 2448, Medium 2: 1200 x 1200, Small : 480 x 480
Movies[iFrame Movie]1280 x 720 (30 fps*1)
[Super Slow Motion Movie]640 x 480*2, 320 x 240*3
[Miniature Effect]1280 x 720*4, 640 x 480*4
[Other than the above*6]1920 x 1080 (24 fps*5), 1280 x 720 (30 fps*1), 640 x 480 (30 fps*1)
*1 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
*2 Shooting: 120 fps, Playback: 30 fps*1.
*3 Shooting: 240 fps, Playback: 30 fps*1.
*4 Shooting: 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps Playback: 30 fps*1.
*5 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.
*6 Movies made in Movie Digest mode in 1280 x 720 (30 fps*1).
InterfacesHi-speed USB
HDMI output
Analog audio output (stereo)
Analog video output (NTSC/PAL)
PowerBattery Pack NB-11L
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC90
Dimensions (Based on CIPA Guidelines)93.5 x 56.8 x 20.8 mm (3.68 x 2.24 x 0.82 in.)
Weight (Based on CIPA Guidelines)Approx. 145g (approx. 5.11 oz.; including battery and memory card)
Approx. 130g (approx. 4.59 oz.; camera body only)


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