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CanonPowershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue)
 
4.6

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (44)
  • Good image quality (40)
  • Compact (39)
  • Large clear LCD (37)
  • Nice body color (30)

Cons

  • Limited zoom (8)
  • No viewfinder (6)
  • Lag / shutter delay (5)
  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (37)
  • Travel (30)
  • Landscape/scenery (28)
  • Low light (19)
  • Video (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (27), Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40), Yes (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I LOVE THIS TINY CAMERA!

It's BLUE and looks NICE only in THIS COLOR. Start up is fast. Pictures come out NICE & SHARP. Low-light pictures are AWSOME. I took a picture near my bedroom sink...Read complete review

It's BLUE and looks NICE only in THIS COLOR. Start up is fast. Pictures come out NICE & SHARP. Low-light pictures are AWSOME. I took a picture near my bedroom sink where it is really really dark and guess what, it made it look like day. The only reason I brought this camera was for the LOW-LIGHT, where I can take pictures out at night specially when im going to miami beach where there are neon lights and pretty colorfull buildings. I agree buttons in this, is a bit smaller. when I press I dont know where I am pressing sometime, but it will take a while to get use to it. Price wise... [$] is a good price better then paying 200 dollers and more specially in [...], they are expensive!! but I searched and waited and read reviews I decided this is the one!! I would buy this camera again or the NEW canon powershot elph500 for low-light. One other thing. when taking videos it does not zoom. I don't care cause I already own a jvc camcorder. [...]

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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I have owned 6 Canon cameras of various types. I like the consistency of knowing and understanding the controls. The camera is very small and easily fits in your pocket. I have only...Read complete review

I have owned 6 Canon cameras of various types. I like the consistency of knowing and understanding the controls. The camera is very small and easily fits in your pocket. I have only taken a few shots so far, and they turned out fine. My main complaint is that now the controls are so small, I find it hard to use. I have small hands, and I am fairly dexterous. So I am not sure how someone with large hands would manage with this camera.

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4.0

excellent camera

By debby the bee

from brooklyn, NY

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Nice Body Color
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

      takes great pictures and video

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 5
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Amazing quality in economical package

      By Dave, maker of 20 minute slide shows

      from Central Valley, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Quick point and shoot
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

        I just switched to wide screen format and use both the still and video features to create good quality DVD's for viewing on the TV. 12 MP is plenty for my amateur shows and I don't mind transferring photos to my computer via wire in lieu of bluetooth, both of which save about $200 compared to high end ELPHs. I'm still getting used to the small size, but haven't hit a wrong button, yet. Excellent optical zoom, too.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great camera

        By hashman

        from Israel

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

          Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

          Very easy to use, small.
          Fast response time, and as always form Canon great pictures. This my 3rd powershot camera and 5th cannon (including SLR) camera.
          I like all the new features like "smile detection" (great for kids).

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Small, Affordable and Impressive!

          By E!

          from Seattle, WA. USA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

          I purchaesd this camera for it' s versatility and abundance of features. I wanted a small versatile camera for traveling, as I was worried about my old favorite camera being bigger than I want and not having good low-light capabilities. The Elph has replaced my old favorote now. It performed as promised right out of the box. This camera really is a wonder. It is so small you can tuck it in your shirt pocket. The video and still pictures are of high quaity. My new favorite!

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Excellent low frills camera

          By Skeeter

          from Plymouth Meeting, PA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light

            Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

            The camera is tiny, attractive, well designed and well built. It has just enough features for a budget minded amateur photographer. Photo/video quality is excellent for the price. I cannot think of a single negative associated with this camera. B&H service, price and delivery time are excellent. This makes my third purchase from B&H and I am forever hooked.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect Gift for Dad

            By JR

            from Hyannis, MA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

            Dad like the compactness, blue color, large screen,zoom and photo quality.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Elph 100 is great!!!

            By YanSimard

            from Quebec City, Canada

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel

              Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

              Excellent pictures. Perfectly small. To bring back home memories you do not need a complex and costy reflex camera. You simply slide it in your pocket an you're ready for the adventure! For this price... You will not cry if you break it. You will simply have enough money to buy another one.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Great little point and shoot

              By boyd the babe

              from bermuda

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good in Low Light
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • No Viewfinder

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Travel

              Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

              great for fast from the pocket shots, keep mine around my waist

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 7
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great Camera for the Price

              By PS

              from Round Lake, IL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Parties and fun
                • Travel

                Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

                I purchased this for my teenage daughter as a Christmas present. She loves it and we find it takes great pictures for a camera in this price range (we paid [$]). Although this camera is not a high end camera it is a great camera for fun everyday use and the video was better than I expected.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                a lovely little camera

                By Orysia

                from Augusta, ME

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

                  Takes excellent, sharp pictures. The image stabilizer must work very well, because I have unsteady hands, and yet my pictures come out great.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 10
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Camera

                  By Cannon Guy

                  from Redwood City, CA

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

                        Small and easy to use. HD movies are really crisp.

                        Gift for my wife at Christmas. She wanted a small, light weight camera she could carry in her pocket or purse.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 8
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Great Camera

                        By amoravec

                        from bryan,tx

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Nice Body Color
                        • Short Lag Time
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • No Viewfinder

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

                        We use the camera for general family pictures,
                        Love to be able to carry it around in my purse and always have it available - it is so small
                        take clear pictures with great clarity
                        so far it has been very easy to use - I did not load the software that came with it because I like loading directly onto my computer and not bother with their editing software ( I use shutterfly so don't really need another editing program and if I do will use the Adobe Photoshop Elements that I have.)
                        Only thing that I don't necessarily like is that it has no viewfinder (just the digital screen) and sometimes when it is bright outside it can be hard to see those screens (haven't really tried that yet so can't say if it will be the case with this screen)

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 9
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Love My Lil Blue

                        By Sidereal

                        from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Nice Body Color
                        • Short Lag Time
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

                          I use this camera for every day shooting of my niece and nephew, self portraits, at nhl games, out with friends and family occasions.
                          I love Canon products and will only purchase Canon camera's. Very easy to use, onc you know how to work one, you can use them all.

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 9
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Bang for your buck

                          By JKaril

                          from Miami, FL

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Nice Body Color
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                          • Lag / Shutter Delay

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

                          This is the perfect camera for the typical mom, girlfriend, novice snapshot user. It has a nice collection of features and it take remarkable images. Purchases as a gift and have observed great results and response on the camera

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 9
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Very happy

                          By Frip Frap

                          from Tucson Arizona

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Nice Body Color
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

                            First camera I have owned in a very long time. I did alot of looking before selecting the Powershot. The owners manual is easy to follow, the camera is not only a beautiful blue color (accidently selected) but it takes beautiful action and stationary pics - easy to handle.
                            Very, very happy with my purchase.

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 9
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Love it!

                            By EJ Naiman

                            from Israel

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Nice Body Color

                            Cons

                            • No Viewfinder

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

                            It is a great all around camera with fun effects

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 9
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great Little Point and Shoot!

                            By CreekyB

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Short Lag Time
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                            • Limited Zoom

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

                            Got this camera to take on a trip to Spain. It was easy to use and took great pictures and HD video.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Very Happy with My New Camera

                            By Mindi

                            from Lakewood, NJ

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Nice Body Color
                            • Short Lag Time
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

                              I am happy with this product. It takes quick pictures, which is great for kids and has a bright screen to see the pictures. The auto adjust for the lighting is very accurate. All at a great price!

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 10
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great little Camera

                              By Joe

                              from Lakewood NJ

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Nice Body Color
                              • Short Lag Time
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel
                                • Video

                                Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

                                This camera takes great quick pictures and videos. No need to be a wiz at technology to work it.

                                • Ease of Operation:
                                • 9
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                canon powershot 100

                                By shawn007bis

                                from grand rapids, mi

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Great Zoom
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Nice Body Color

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos

                                  Comments about Canon Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

                                  Taking pictures of the grandkids.
                                  Love that it's lightweight, and takes high quality photos.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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