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Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS Digital Camera

12.1MP 4x CMOS Jun 2011
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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Canon Has Good Camera Reviews

Canon compact camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Canon is one of the superior manufacturers.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-W800 ($88.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot N100 ($349.99) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot ELPH 100 HS supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS which do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Olympus Stylus SH-50 which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS also support video recording.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support video recording currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), the Samsung WB800F, or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS also have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40, and the GE A1455 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo which has better reviews.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this digital camera.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Canon camera also have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664. The best still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of 15 seconds, the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. Across all the cameras of this spec and age the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 13s.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 100 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Canon camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The smallest minimum aperture of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS is 1.3 and the largest is 6.9. With a minimum aperture of only 2.8, the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS.

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Narrow

The widths of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 22mm to 470mm. At only 93.1 millimeters, the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS is fairly narrow compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS.

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Short

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS the heights range from 16mm to 750mm, and the average height is 61mm. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS is one of the shorter compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS (only 55.9 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Very Thin

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS is one of the thinner similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 19.9 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the depths range from 13mm to 2,200mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS is 9.3x, and the optical zooms range from 2x to 50x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS.

Other 4x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 105 IS.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00) (4.2x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has a quite low megapixel count (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12.1MP digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which has better reviews.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS do not support WiFi connectivity. The PowerShot ELPH 100 HS is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS are not waterproof. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS is more than most similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS. The flash modes "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Supports One Power Source

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently supported power source is Battery, but this power source is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The power sources AC are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

At only 16 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has a fairly small combined zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The average combined zoom of similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 50x.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of only 12.8 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has a quite few total megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. Across all the cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 15,000,000MP.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has a quite short maximum focal length (only 112 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS. Digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum focal lengths of between 13mm and 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The shortest minimum focal length of digital cameras of this age and type is 2.6mm, the longest is 290mm, and the average minimum focal length is 27mm. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has a quite long minimum focal length (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS.

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Quite Long Flash Recharging Time

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS the flash recharging times range from 0.0005s to 15s. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has one of the longer flash recharging times (10 seconds) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS

Average Screen Size

The PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has a relatively typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 ($299.95) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Canon digital camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS (3.2"), or the Nikon Coolpix P520 ($349.00) (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This Canon camera was released over five years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Canon IXUS 500 (4.1x and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most cameras of this age and spec.

Other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Samsung NX20 ($369.42).

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00) (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS has a pretty typical weight (140 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS.

We compared all the other 140g cameras to this digital camera and we think the Canon IXUS 105 IS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Networking
Network Ready
Other Features
Interface
Data Compression
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon zoom4, 138803132030, canon zoom4x, 4924b001aaba, 4926b001aaba, 4925b001aaba, canon elph100, canon 4928b001, canon 2554b001, canon elph100h, canon elph100hs, canon elph100hsg, canon elph100hsp, canon elph100hss, canon elph100hso, canon elph100hspk, canon elph100hssl, canon elph100hsor, canon elph100hsgy
Barcodes 00013803090703, 00013803132007, 00013803132021, 00013803132038, 00013803132045, 00013803132052

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