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CanonPowershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver)
 
4.4

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (34)
  • Easy to use (32)
  • Compact (31)
  • Large clear LCD (25)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (23)

Cons

  • Lag / shutter delay (5)
  • Limited zoom (5)
  • No viewfinder (4)
  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (28)
  • Travel (24)
  • Landscape/scenery (20)
  • Low light (15)
  • Weddings (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (17), Photo enthusiast (15), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hello old friend

I had a Powershot four years ago which gave me three years of great service with rugged use. When it went to its celestial reward I replaced it with a similar Sony product. Although...Read complete review

I had a Powershot four years ago which gave me three years of great service with rugged use. When it went to its celestial reward I replaced it with a similar Sony product. Although the Sony was adequate, it had idiosyncracies which caused me frequent annoyance, most notably aninability to zoom in or out in video mode. Similarly the transfer cable was particularly clumsy.

Fortunately, my little Sony had two things happen in rapid succession, a dip in a toilet and a hard drop on a stone sill. Add those together and you have a fully defunct camera.

Now I'm back in familiar and welcome territory with the Powershot. And I'm remembering all of the reasons I enjoy this make; reliability, ease of use, large screen size, brite screen, full features, and first-rate video, with real-time zoom capability.

Some complain of the small controls, and I do agree with that, though a little finesse is worth it for the results this little giant delivers.

I'll be sure to keep this one away from the bathroom.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Broke in less than a week

I took about 40 pictures with the camera before it quit working with the lens extended. I had owned it for less than a week. I had to send it back - under warranty...Read complete review

I took about 40 pictures with the camera before it quit working with the lens extended. I had owned it for less than a week. I had to send it back - under warranty - to Cannon and should receive the replacement tomorrow.

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5.0

4th ELPH owned

By Azonie

from CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      This is the 4th one of these I've purchased. I have my original personal ELPH from a bunch of years ago and have bought 3 other since then for various work projects.

      Durable, takes a beating, light, easy to use... this latest version is a bit larger than the previous version but has a much improved larger LCD display.

      Without reading a manual or wasting time you can take it out of the box and take picutres in under a minute.

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

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      2.0

      Sounds better than it is

      By Photo fan

      from Baltimore, MD

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nice Body Color
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay
      • Poor Flash

      Best Uses

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

        Poor photo quality.

        Poor resolution

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        5.0

        Best P&S to date

        By Tom

        from Jersey Shore

        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
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Limited Zoom
        • Poor flash position

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel

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

        Have used for portraits, night shots and outdoors. No matte what we throw at it, we are impressed. My wife is the toughest critic with these cameras, and she has stated that finally there is a point and shoot worth brining solo on a trip.

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

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        4.0

        Good (budget) camera

        By raban

        from Jersey City

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light

        Cons

        • Limited Zoom

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos

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

        I bought this for my brother in law, who is just an occasional photographer. But he enjoyed the camera, because of the simplicity. Loved the IS. Would have given a 5 star if it had more ZOOM.

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

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        4.0

        Hit me with your best shoot

        By Kate

        from Buenos Aires, Argentina

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor Flash

        Best Uses

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

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

        Record and take pictures of unique moments.
        Wide screen, full HD,thin,quick..just perfect.
        Design.

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

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        5.0

        GREAT CAMERA

        By Rachel

        from Brooklyn

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos

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

          this camera is great because the pictures come out very sharp. the only thing i don't really like about it is that the buttons r small. but that's about it. i love it and would definitely recommend it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          It's my favorite camera!

          By Lou

          from Hollywood,FL

          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

            Best Uses

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

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

            It is the easiest camera to operate and it does everything I need. Great still and video camera.

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

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            4.0

            Good buy

            By atx picture taker

            from austin, tx

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Nice Body Color
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              Great for a point and shoot camera and for the technologically challenged.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Cannon Powershot 110 HS

              By Kris Photos

              from Kent, WA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom
              • No Viewfinder
              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

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

              Bought this camera to use underwater in Maui, shooting fish. Worked well using the underwater feature and underwater housing. Still had to take the pictures through Photoshop levels to get rid of "fog". Liked camera above water too, for it has many settings. Great for a purse camera

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

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              5.0

              Love It!

              By JRW

              from Star Valley, WY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Short Lag Time

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General purpose

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

                I am a professional portrait photographer, but hauling around my expensive big equipment for personal use was wearing on me and my equipment! My husband needed a new camera for his work and asked me to find a reasonably priced point and shoot that could also double for taking pictures of our family outings. After reading and researching quite a bit, I decided on this camera. We have loved it so far and I love that I can go to family gatherings without having to take my expensive camera and wearing it out faster. We also love that it has a chargable battery and the performance for a point and shoot is great.

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

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                4.0

                Works very nicely

                By csi18palmbeach

                from Florida

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

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

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

                I was surprised at the ease of use and the qulaity because I am a Nikon Die-hard. The features on this camera were better for the same price of what I was looking at with the Nikons. I like the speed the camera takes the picture except for when the flash is on. Picture quality is great and no real annoyances yet.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Canon ELPH Powershot

                By Miko Mikao

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    This camera was given to me as a gift to replace a kodak camera (V1073) that I had been using for a few years that just stopped working a while back. While this camera was not a touchscreen like my old kodak (something that I really liked about my old camera) it does take pretty nice photos. There are a lot of fun effects that can used to take artistic pictures (toy camera, selective coloring, fish eye, etc.). I know that sometimes the color seems very off from the color that I would have achieved on my Kodak camera. I can't truly compare them side-by-side (since my old one is broken), so I can't say for sure. For right now it is not an issue though. The camera is easy to use and in some ways a lot faster than my old camera which I enjoy. It does have a slight delay sometimes, especially when reviewing photos (sometimes I get a "camera busy" emblem at the bottom of the screen) which will not allow me to delete photos or access the side menu to edit them. Overall I do enjoy the camera and feel like it is at the top of others in its class and price range. I was happy with my purchase at this website. The product was on time and at a better price than most other websites!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Easy to use, point and shoot

                    By Documentary Guy

                    from Bethesda, MD

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Lag / Shutter Delay

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel

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

                    This camera is really easy to use. I found my way through the menu intuitively without referring to the manual. It comes in handy when I can't carry my full frame camera. I'm also confident that it will make a great camera for teaching kids photography. That said, it needs some type of shell to protect it when dropped.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Slim Powerhouse

                    By Dave the flier

                    from Webster,NY

                    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
                    • Small / Compact
                    • Small compact

                    Cons

                    • none so far

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Have ready for surprises
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video

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

                    This small camera can do just about everything. Imagine having an HD video recorder incorporated in a digital camera!! The depth of functions including recognizing a face and/or smile to initate the shutter.The images taken so far rival those from my Nikon D70.Focus is fast and accurate,the display is LARGE and bright the zoom smooth and the flash accurate.
                    One of the best values for money I have ever had.

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

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                    5.0

                    GREAT PRICE! AMAZING QUALITY!

                    By Catherine Anne

                    from Fort Lauderdale, FL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Great Zoom

                    Cons

                    • Poor Image Stabilization

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    Easy to use! A lot of great settings! Amazing quality! Good battery life! Great style!

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

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                    4.0

                    Easy to use, good camera

                    By Ayan

                    from New York

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Lag / Shutter Delay

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    I use the product all the time and the picture quality is good enough. 9 times out of 10 the pics come out terrific but every now and then it's blurry (not sure if it's my own fault or maybe the image stabilization) but still decent quality. It turns on very fast so you never miss an important photo opp but the auto-focus sometimes takes a little longer than expected. Overall though, this camera is more than enough for the casual user ... like me!

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

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                    5.0

                    Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera

                    By 3dking

                    from Teaneck, New Jersey

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Poor Image Stabilization

                    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 (Silver):

                    Really great camera for the price - many features and high quality images. Easy to use.

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

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                    4.0

                    excellent choice for a camera

                    By ptvtlr

                    from Camarillo, CA

                    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

                    • No Viewfinder

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    ease of use.

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

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                    5.0

                    great little camera

                    By photo freak

                    from nyc

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        easy to use

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        i would buy this item again

                        By pete

                        from dayton,oh

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD

                        Cons

                        • No Viewfinder

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        easy to use

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

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