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CanonPowershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Orange)
 
4.4

(based on 203 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (110)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (169)
  • Good image quality (159)
  • Compact (146)
  • Large clear LCD (138)
  • Nice body color (109)

Cons

  • Limited zoom (26)
  • No viewfinder (24)
  • Lag / shutter delay (18)
  • Short battery life (11)
  • No image stabilization (7)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (143)
  • Travel (121)
  • Landscape/scenery (91)
  • Low light (68)
  • Video (58)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (88), Photo enthusiast (60), Semi-pro photographer (26), Pro photographer (10), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (146), Yes (41)

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

 

Stunning quality but no manual features.

As a filmmaker / videographer, I found this camera's specs to be inticing... shooting full 1080p HD video at 24 fps and around 34mbps, for only [$] ! Although the video...Read complete review

As a filmmaker / videographer, I found this camera's specs to be inticing... shooting full 1080p HD video at 24 fps and around 34mbps, for only [$] ! Although the video images are stunning, it lacks any type of manual controls (shutter speed or exposure lock would have been great... especially knowing that Canon did have exposure lock on similar digicams... Too bad for this, the camera captures both great video and stills...

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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 Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue):

      takes great pictures and video

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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 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
             
            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 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
             
            4.0

            Elph 100 is great!!!

            By YanSimard

            from Quebec City, Canada

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            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 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
               
              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 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

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great pictures

              By Dennis

              from South Carolina

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

              • No Viewfinder

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Gray):

              Replacing another Canon. Much better picture quality for less money.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 8
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              small and powerfull

              By zeka

              from serbia

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Gray):

              don`t go anywhere without camera like this one

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 6
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Abosulutely the best digital camera !

              By Larnie

              from UC Berkeley

              Comments about Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Gray):

              This is all you need! Perfect!

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              great point and shoot camera

              By loy

              from (saipan usa) northern marianas island

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Gray):

                very compact camera but great picture quality

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great Little Camera

                By Perth

                from Perth, Australia

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Gray):

                  I started shopping for an "expensive" camera but the more I studied them the more I realized I would never use the dozens of features each had. It makes no difference how "good" a camera is, if it's not convenient to you use you don't take pictures. This little camera fits in your pocket and fires-up really qiuckly. Ready at a moments notice to take pics. It also has good battery life. I charged it only once in 11 days of traveling and picture taking.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 9
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Perfect Camera

                  By Ginny

                  from St Louis MO

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good in Low Light

                  Cons

                  • No Viewfinder

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos

                  Comments about Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Gray):

                  Small but powerful..

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 7
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Love this camera.

                  By PopLee

                  from Philadelphia,Pa

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • No Viewfinder

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Gray):

                  We use this camera for grabing family photos'
                  Easy to carry around. Takes nice pictures and videos'
                  Keep your fingers off the lense when powering on. It comes out fast.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 8
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Great size for trips.

                  By Big D

                  from Miami, FL

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Gray):

                    I love the small size and big megapixels, what a combo.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Bang for your buck

                    By g-gomez

                    from san jose, ca

                    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

                    • No Viewfinder

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Gray):

                    The powershot 100 hs is a great compact point and shoot. For the price, it really delivers high quality photos and ample features. There are more expensive cameras in its category that are not as good.

                    I have only had it for 2 weeks and have not run into any problems.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    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 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
                         
                        5.0

                        Unrivaled performance in its class

                        By Baper

                        from Ohio

                        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
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • Limited Zoom

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Gray):

                        The camera's small slim design makes it extremely portable. It's very easy to operate either in the auto mode or in one of its many special photo modes. But what distinguishes it from others is the quality of the photos it takes, especially in low light.

                        True, its buttons and controls are small for one with big hands and fingers. It doesn't have a lot of zoom, but enough for most photos. The flash is somewhat limited, but low light pictures are so good you seldom need it. Don't be put off by these minor complaints. You'll love this little camera.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 9
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        great camera

                        By mfortes

                        from rio de janeiro

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Large Clear LCD

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Travel
                          • Video

                          Comments about Powershot 100 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Gray):

                          lightweight
                          amazing colors
                          awesome movies

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

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