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Canon PowerShot ELPH 135
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 Digital Camera

16MP 8x CCD Feb 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Beautiful Memories Made EasyThe PowerShot ELPH 135 camera is point-and-shoot ease at its best. Slim and light enough to have ready whenever a special moment might happen, this camera makes it easy... More
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Canon powershot ELPH 135 unboxing
Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 Digital Camera Unboxing & Review
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Unboxing The Canon Powershot Elph 135

20 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Camera Reviews

On average Canon compact camera digital cameras have good reviews as do all cameras built by Canon.

Good Technical Features

One Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 owner who purchased the Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 reckoned that it had good features. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Lacks Wi-Fi and other advanced features” yet they only rated the Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 3 stars.

Good Size

One Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was compact.

Good Connectivity

One Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 owner wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 was wifi compatible.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 135, the PowerShot ELPH 135 has an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot ELPH 135 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 135 also have a built-in flash.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot ELPH 135 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras of this type and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 135 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Canon camera also have still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448 and 2048 x 1536 and 4608 x 2592. Across all cameras that were launched more than two years ago the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the PowerShot ELPH 135 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes Rotating are also found on this Canon camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 6.9, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The maximum apertures of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 135 range from 2 to 130.

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Supports One Audio Format

The PowerShot ELPH 135 has a greater number of audio formats than most compact camera 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 camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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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 cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). 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 cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 135 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The PowerShot ELPH 135 has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot ELPH 135 has a better display than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Canon digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras of a similar age and type to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 135 displays range from LCD to AMOLED.

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Light

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 is quite light (only 112 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 135 have weights of between 20g and 710g.

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Short

Digital cameras of this age and type have heights of between 16mm and 750mm, and the average height is 61mm. The PowerShot ELPH 135 is one of the shorter cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 135 (only 54.3 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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18 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Expert review website PC Mag scored this compact camera digital camera 50%. The digital camera expert review sites don't rate this camera very highly.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer said in their reviews that the product was not noisy. Pc Mag said “Images on the noisy side”.

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 135 support video recording, however the PowerShot ELPH 135 does not support video recording.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot ELPH 135 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 135 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot ELPH 135 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 135 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 135, the PowerShot ELPH 135 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The PowerShot ELPH 135 does not have a GPS. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 135 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The PowerShot ELPH 135 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. The average digital zoom of digital cameras of this age and type is 10x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot ELPH 135 is more than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 135. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the PowerShot ELPH 135 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Canon digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 135. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The average JPEG frame rate of compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 32fps, and the JPEG frame rates range from 15fps to 240fps. At only 25 frames per second, the PowerShot ELPH 135 has a fairly low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 135.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 135 have battery capacities of between 170mAh and 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 840mAh. With a battery capacity of only 680 milliamperes * hour, the PowerShot ELPH 135 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The display resolutions of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 135 range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot ELPH 135 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 135.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 has one of the bigger minimum ISO speed (100) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 135 have minimum ISO speed of between 10 and 800.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 135 the minimum focal lengths range from 2.6mm to 290mm. At 28 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 135.

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Fairly Long Flash Recharging Time

The shortest flash recharging time of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 135 is 0.0005s and the longest is 15s. With a flash recharging time of 10 seconds, the PowerShot ELPH 135 has one of the longer flash recharging times amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot ELPH 135 over two years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 135 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Screen Size

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 has a fairly average screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 135.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
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
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Certificates
Other Features
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(1)
25 June 2014

The Canon PowerShot Elph 135 has an appealing price tag, but for just $10 more you can get an identical model with image stabilization...

Inexpensive
8x zoom range
Compact
No optical image stabilization
Images on the noisy side
Wide-angle coverage limited to 28mm
Low-resolution rear display
Video limited to 720p

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 21 November 2014 by JASON S.

Being this was exactly what we wanted to start with the purchase went well, the items came brand new in the box, and so far there are absolutely no issues!

It is an iPad, which for the purpose of this job, is a good thing
The hardware is expensive and the software is closed source

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers meta 9159b001, meta 9153b001, meta 9156b001, meta 9150b001, canon 9153b001, canon 9156b001, canon 9150b001
Barcodes 00012303515051, 00013803237887, 00013803237931, 00013803237948, 00013803237979, 00096122016937, 00132018240076, 00132018240083, 00138032378870, 00138032379310, 00138032379488, 00138032379792, 00163121452841, 00172304233627, 00855978749020
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