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Canon ELPH 100 HS
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Canon ELPH 100 HS Digital Camera

12.1MP 4x CMOS Apr 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 19,820 expert and user reviews for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago which do not support Full HD video, the Canon ELPH 100 HS supports Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this compact camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The ELPH 100 HS supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ELPH 100 HS do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the ELPH 100 HS has an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The ELPH 100 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the ELPH 100 HS is more than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Canon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The ELPH 100 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ELPH 100 HS. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The ELPH 100 HS has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Canon digital camera also have still image resolution(s)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. Digital cameras of this age and type still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ELPH 100 HS.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon ELPH 100 HS is 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 Canon 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 best video resolution of all cameras that have been available for more than two years is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports One Camera File System

The ELPH 100 HS has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the ELPH 100 HS has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ELPH 100 HS. Cameras of a similar spec and age to the ELPH 100 HS have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of cameras of this age and spec is 3x and the biggest is 63x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the ELPH 100 HS has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon 105[plb_377573_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the DMC-TS5[pl_1900903_price] (4.6x), or the DMC-FT4[pl_1353102_price] (4.6x) both from Panasonic or the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] (4.2x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The ELPH 100 HS has one of the lower megapixels (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age. The megapixels of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ELPH 100 HS range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 12.1MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS[pl_796910_price], the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], or the 310 HS[pl_651755_price] all from Canon.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung ES71[plb_1426057_price] (12.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon ELPH 100 HS does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the ELPH 100 HS also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the ELPH 100 HS, the ELPH 100 HS is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon ELPH 100 HS does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ELPH 100 HS also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The ELPH 100 HS is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the ELPH 100 HS are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon ELPH 100 HS is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The Canon ELPH 100 HS has one of the smaller combined zooms (only 16 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. The combined zooms of cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 3x to 1,600x.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of only 12.8 megapixels, the ELPH 100 HS has a fairly few total megapixels compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the ELPH 100 HS. The total megapixelss of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ELPH 100 HS range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 112 millimeters, the ELPH 100 HS has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst digital cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the ELPH 100 HS is 250mm.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The ELPH 100 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Canon camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the ELPH 100 HS. The image formats supporteds "EXIF" and "JPEG/EXIF 2.3" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly Long Flash Recharging Time

The ELPH 100 HS has one of the longer flash recharging times (10 seconds) amongst compact cameras of this age. The shortest flash recharging time of compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.0005s and the longest is 15s.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon ELPH 100 HS has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the ELPH 100 HS.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], and the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Canon ELPH 320 HS[plb_1385328_price] (3.2"), or the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price] (3.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera was released over five years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the ELPH 100 HS has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS[pl_796910_price], or the 310 HS[pl_651755_price] both from Canon.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

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

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MOS Sensor Type

The ELPH 100 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price].

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Average Weight

With a weight of 140 grams, the Canon ELPH 100 HS has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ELPH 100 HS.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 140g digital cameras currently available including the Canon 105[plb_377573_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Custom Colour
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Network Ready
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface
Data Compression
Compatible Operating Systems
Audio Recorder
Video Out
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Camera Shutter Speed
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon zoom4, 138803132030, 4924b001aaba, 4926b001aaba, canon zoom4x, 4925b001aaba, canon elph100, canon 4925b001, canon elph100h, canon 4928b001, canon elph100hs, canon elph100hsb, canon elph100hsg, canon elph100hsp, canon elph100hss, canon elph100hso, canon elph100hsgy, canon elph100hspk, canon elph100hssl, canon elph100hsor, canon elph100hsbl
Barcodes 00013803132007, 00013803132021, 00013803132038, 00013803132045, 00013803132052, 00610563301331

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