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Canon ELPH 100 HS Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12.1MP 4x Oct 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Five industry awards
Good product quality
Unacceptable noise level
125 Reviews + 5 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended What Digital Camera Gold Expert Reviews Best Buy

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Reviews

Five Industry Awards

The authors at websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both concluded that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Two more expert review sites both endorsed this Canon camera. The expert at review website Expert Reviews concluded that this Canon digital camera would make a great purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award and it received a "Gold" award from review website What Digital Camera.

One more expert review site thought that this low megapixel digital camera was good. Insidehw.com gave this Canon camera an "Approved" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 78% based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine.

Good User Reviews

Based on 184 user reviews this camera has an average user rating of 86%. 60 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Excellent Brand

We checked 34,085 owner and expert reviews (including 1,203 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The ELPH 100 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Canon ELPH 100 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) 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 worst still image resolution of all low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4032 x 3024.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the ELPH 100 HS.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the ELPH 100 HS has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The ELPH 100 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The ELPH 100 HS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The ELPH 100 HS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was noisy. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “Images are great and noise is handled really well”. Horace wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The noise control is excellent, you can actually use the images take at 3200 ISO for smaller prints” in his review of the Canon ELPH 100 HS.


Camera

Has a Custom Colour

The Canon ELPH 100 HS has a custom colour. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a custom colour.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The ELPH 100 HS features contrast adjustment. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The ELPH 100 HS features saturation adjustment. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Histogram

The Canon ELPH 100 HS features histogram. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also feature histogram.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The ELPH 100 HS supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support video capability and we think the Canon SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price], and the Nikon Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon ELPH 100 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Canon SX50 HS[plb_1497435_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Audio Recorder

The Canon ELPH 100 HS has an audio recorder. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have an audio recorder.

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Has a Video Out

The ELPH 100 HS has a video out, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera which do not have a video out.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon ELPH 100 HS has an HDMI port, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The ELPH 100 HS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Design

Easy to Use

Twenty-one customers thought it was easy to use. Five years ago Maryanne she mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “I did find it easy to use on my recent trip to Austria”. Manson wrote on Amazon.co.uk “This is a quality product that is easy to use”. Soulviolin said in their review of this digital camera “It is a snappy and quick performer and fun to use in all situations” .

Five people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Toby Frith wrote on Amazon.co.uk “My only concerns are that the menu function system is a little awkward to negotiate at times” in his review of the Canon ELPH 100 HS and scored it 6 stars. Travel Addict wrote on Amazon.co.uk five years ago “Although not a priority for me the different scene settings are quite fun to play with” in their review of this digital camera. Shorm1 wrote on Amazon.co.uk “A lot of fun settings, however it takes time to get used to all the modes”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Ian wrote “Its compact - powerful, easy to set up and use with both a full auto setting (where the camera does everything)” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

Fourty customers who reviewed this digital camera said that it was good quality. Four years ago Pcmag.com said “A line of cameras that have historically been known for solid build quality and compact dimensions”. Expert website Cameras.co.uk wrote “Build quality seems to be good” and gave it a rating of 6 stars. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com said “Quick TakeProsSmall camera bodyImage quality is good versus similarly priced camerasELPH 115 is very easy to useToggle switch gives easy access to two primary shooting modes, Auto” in their review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

Eleven customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Expert website Webuser.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “This is the cheapest model and the one most suitable for novices in Canon’s luxurious IXUS range”. Sahar gave the Canon ELPH 100 HS a score of 9 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “It's very elegant”. Ace Reviews mentioned “My S3 takes pretty good pics & uploads them automatically to Dropbox wherever I am” and gave it a score of 8 stars.

Two people agreed that the product was well designed.

Two customers thought the product was neat. Vinnyb gave it a rating of 7 stars and said “This fits neatly into a pocket or handbag”. Celia gave it a score of 8 stars and she said “It's small, very neat and takes good pictures”.

One owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was ugly. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote “There would be little point in forking out £145 for a handsome snapper if the photos themselves were an ugly, pixellated mess” in their review of this digital camera.

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Robust

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Expert website Dcresource.com wrote “The ELPH offers a solid design, plen” and rated this digital camera 4 stars. Digitalversus.com gave the product a rating of 7 stars and said on expert review site Digital Versus “A pleasant build and a sleek design, all for a price at which basic CCD sensors, harsh plastics”. Six years ago Mr H wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Feels well made and sturdy”.

Two people wrote that the Canon ELPH 100 HS was good at resisting water ingress. Four years ago Mrs. Suzy Jarman wrote “I am a scuba diver and I like taking photos underwater”.

Two owners said in their reviews that it was reliable. Mike mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Excellent camera, reliable and produces great results”. Austinhealeysrule scored it 7 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “I have always used canon cameras they are a reliable quality product” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was strong and durable. G. Stewart scored it 6 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk six years ago “Despite being a mostly plastic shell, its very rugged and tough, should withstand a few bumps without too much hassle”. J. Van-Wijgerden wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk also six years ago “Still feels quite robust and should withstand a couple of knocks”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twenty-three customers wrote that the product was compact. Expert website Dcresource.com said “The PowerShot ELPH 100 HS ($199) is the entry-level model in Canon's stylish and compact ELPH lineup” in their Canon ELPH 100 HS review. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert website CNET.co.uk “The Canon IXUS 115 HS compact camera outshines many of its rivals in terms of performance, features” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Smarthouse.com.au said in their Canon ELPH 100 HS review “As a tiny stylish compact”.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the product was thin. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “The 115 HS was added to Canon's IXUS range of digital compact cameras in January 2011, aimed at being slim, stylish and fun”. Kaz said on Amazon.co.uk “I did a lot of research & my particular requirements were that it was slim & pocket sized” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera 7 stars.

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Mr H said on Amazon.co.uk six years ago “The camera is lightweight and easy to carry around.”. Crj wrote in their review of the Canon ELPH 100 HS on Amazon.co.uk “This camera is great, small, lightweight with a solid feel”.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Dr. K. E. Patrick wrote “Have now bought three more (a replacement for myself when I got caught in a heavy downpour and flooded my camera in my coat pocket” . Gillian Moloney wrote on Amazon.co.uk “My old camera was bulky”.

One owner who bought it reckoned that it was a good body shape. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “Its curved metal body looks gorgeous”. One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good size. Sahar said on Amazon.co.uk “It is good size and light” in their review of the Canon ELPH 100 HS and rated it 8 stars.

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Average Weight

The ELPH 100 HS has a relatively typical weight (140 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon ELPH 100 HS supports video recording, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon ELPH 100 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon ELPH 100 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). This camera also supports a video resolutions 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). The video resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Features

Good Technical Features

Six people who reviewed the product wrote that it had good features. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “The Canon IXUS 115 HS is packed with features and performs excellently, while being available at a very reasonable price” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Canon ELPH 100 HS a score of 7 stars. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote in their Canon ELPH 100 HS review “The Canon IXUS 115 HS (also known as the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS) is an affordable compact camera sporting some great features” and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Cameras.co.uk mentioned “It has a good set of features without adding too many gimmicky ones that you might not use”.


Support

Good Support

Three customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good technical guidance. Vivspiv5512 said on Amazon.co.uk “The instruction book could be better so at first I was disappointed” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 7 stars. G. Stewart said in their Canon ELPH 100 HS review on Amazon.co.uk six years ago “It has some manual options”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Eight owners who bought the product agreed that it had a good battery life. Mike scored the Canon ELPH 100 HS 6 stars and he wrote “Battery life is fine, although shooting full HD videos uses up a lot of card space”. Toby Frith gave it a score of 8 stars and he wrote on Amazon.co.uk “It takes a good, solid picture and has an excellent battery life”. Sahar mentioned in their review of this digital camera six years ago “This Canon IXUS 115 HS, is very easy to use, has all the functions, has red eye correction function, battery life is great I have had it for a month” .


Good Quality Pictures

Sixty-four owners thought the Canon ELPH 100 HS was able to produce good images. Expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned “It can shoot great pictures i” and scored the product 5 stars. Reviewed.com also wrote “The 100 HS takes arguably the best photos of any sub-$200 camera on the market” in their review. Reviewed.com also said “In ideal conditions—outdoors on a bright, sunny day—its images are bright” in their review.

Eight people who purchased it mentioned that it was good in low light. Expert review site Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera “If you're after an inexpensive ultracompact with good low-light photos”. Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The manufacturer claims it produces excellent results even in low light” and scored the product 7 stars. Mark Healy said on Amazon.co.uk “Good low light shots.” in his review of this digital camera.

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Dcresource.com said in their review of this digital camera “It features a 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, a”. Six years ago Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “These include a back-illuminated 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, full 1080p HD movie recording” and rated the product 7 stars.

Two people concluded that it had a good picture resolution. G. Palmer mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “This unit's strength in low-light shooting suits me just fine, as I tend to use a compact most for impromptu shots on a night-out” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

Twenty owners who bought it concluded that it was good for video recording. Expert website Webuser.co.uk wrote six years ago “This tiny camera packs a big photographic punch, taking the best pictures and video of all the models we tested” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Mrs. Barbara Simpson mentioned in her Canon ELPH 100 HS review on Amazon.co.uk “I use an 8GB micro SD card and the 600-odd pics & video clips are brilliant”. Mrs. Suzy Jarman mentioned in her Canon ELPH 100 HS review “I am very impressed with the HD video”.

Good Flash

Two owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good flash. Mr. M. Wilson gave this digital camera a score of 8 stars and said in their Canon ELPH 100 HS review “Using the flash is better”. Dr. K. E. Patrick said “It lets me take wonderful indoor photos without flash, or even outdoor photos on a grey day” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

Ten customers said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “Budget-minded shooters will appreciate its size and zoom range”. Five years ago Travel Addict rated it 8 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “My husband has a similar priced Nikon Coolpix 6100 which has a better zoom”. Dr. K. E. Patrick said “It has a great zoom” in their review of the Canon ELPH 100 HS and gave it a score of 7 stars.

Three customers said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Expert website Smarthouse.com.au said “Key Features * 12.1 megapixel sensor * 4x zoom lens (28 - 112mm equiv.) * Full HD videoThe Canon IXUS 115 HS doesn't set new records in terms of image quality.” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Pcmag.com gave it a score of 5 stars and said four years ago “It packs an 8x lens into a svelte body.”. Horace mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The lens is pretty decent, delivery good sharpness across the frame, focussing seems to be pretty accurate”.

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good image stabiliser. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “It's backed up by some impressive specs including optical stabilisation, a” in their review of the Canon ELPH 100 HS.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eight people who purchased it agreed that it had a good screen. Expert website Webuser.co.uk mentioned “The generous 3in screen is impressive fo” and rated it 5 stars. Six years ago Mr H wrote in his review of this digital camera “It has a fabulous 3 inch display which is bright”. Soulviolin said on Amazon.co.uk “The screen too offers great sharpness” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers said in their reviews that the Canon ELPH 100 HS had a good viewfinder. Nigel wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk six years ago “Only feature miss is a viewfinder, old habits die hard”. Andy Dyer wrote on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “There are some changes to it, stylish rounded edges which are no improvement over the original, no viewfinder (no space for it - bigger screen!” in his review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a rating of 7 stars.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the ELPH 100 HS has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon SX40 HS[plb_124816_price].

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the ELPH 100 HS has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price] (5x).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon elph100hspk, canon elph100hsor, canon elph100hsbl, canon elph100hssl, canon elph100hsgy, canon 4925b001, canon 4928b001, 138803132030, canon zoom4x, 4926b001aaba
Barcodes 00013803132007, 00013803132021, 00013803132038, 00013803132045, 00013803132052

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