Find us on Facebook
More keeppies by Review Summary
Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS 12 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 4X Optical Zoom (Orange) by Review Summary ,  Aug 3, 2015

You are considering to buy this product but can not go over hundreds and thousands of reviews? This is just because there are too many of them. Would you like to have review summary with all positives and negatives presented on a single page? Here you are! We have developed a unique algorithm summarizing thousands of user reviews and presenting you with a product report. We hope this report will be useful in your decision. Enjoy!

Top of the page

Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS 12 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 4X Optical Zoom (Orange)
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 520 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 5.2%

Buy on Amazon

Frequently Mentioned by Customers:


Individual Feature Rating
Amazon5.0   above average
Simple5.0   above average
Fit4.9   average
Light4.7   above average
Price4.7   average
Quick4.7   average
Weight4.6   average
Color4.5   average
Compact4.5   average
Image4.5   above average
Quality4.5   above average
Size4.4   average
Video4.3   average
Photo4.2   average
Screen4.1   above average
Battery3.9   above average
Flash3.9   above average
Zoom3.8   below average
Charging3.6   above average
Menu2.9   below average
Shutter2.7   below average
Focus2.5   below average
Button2.1   mediocre
Lens1.6   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Amazon

Amazon:
"Thats when I decided to purchase this Cannon ELPH from Amazon at a great price."
_
"It suffered a fatal dive from a moving golf cart so we decided to order another from Amazon since the first one took such good photos and she was used to it's operation."
_
"It was also much less expensive to purchase on Amazon rather than through Best Buy."
_
"Amazon was as usual phenomenal, refunding the return within a week (including return postage) despite the purchase being from another reseller."
_
"Well done Amazon."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Battery

Battery:
"Plastic covers for the battery broke easily."
_
"The only weaknesses that I have found out is that the battery does not last a long time and that the cover for the power and HDMI connector stopped closing completely."
_
"When I need the camera I need the camera, don't have the ability to go charge the battery, so, every Sunday night I charge both batteries - VERY inconvenient."
_
"Thinking not much about it, I went to charge up the battery, and to my shock, the LCD was a horrible mess."
_
"The covers for battery and usb port are so very flimsy and cumbersome to operate and I don't have large hands."
_
"The camera is fine for what it is, and would normally get 4 or 5 starts, but a camera that constantly has a dead battery is pretty useless."
_
"Plastic covers for the battery broke easily."
_
"Battery life is better than expected, and the video is excellent."
_
"The Canon battery holds a charge well."
_
"Big 3 LCD, amazing battery life (I don't recall having a battery run down on me yet, but just in case I do have a backup battery with me), takes great pictures."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Button

Button:
"Buttons are a bit hard to see and operate."
_
"I'd also suggest slightly raising the button that snaps a picture since I have often pushed the on off button by mistake since they are side by side but it's not a deal breaker; I like the camera for the money! "
_
"The camera itself takes fine pictures, but the buttons used to select the shooting menus are damaged."
_
"The body of the camera is well built and some complain of the small buttons but its good for those who do not want to convert to the touch only screen option of other cameras out there."
_
"This camera does everything an amateur photographer needs it to do; and I can do so without being totally overwhelmed with excessive technical buttons and extra stuff that I would never use anyway."
_
"So i will only point out things that i had a little difficulty with:1)AUTO mode will struggle in VERY LOW LIGHT situations.2)when trying to select a specific shooting method (portrait, outdoors, snow, etc)you got to do a little digging in the menu.3)Since the LCD is 3 they made the buttons on back a little smaller, so at times it is hard to navigate menu, picture video settings etc."
_
"For the best quality in pictures, the button for taking a picture will be held down half-way for the camera to focus and then pushed down the rest of the way to take the picture."
_
"The body of the camera is well built and some complain of the small buttons but its good for those who do not want to convert to the touch only screen option of other cameras out there."
_
"It would help to have a diagram with labels for each part of the camera, so that when the instructions name a lever or button to use, it would be possible to easily locate the correct button or lever."
_
"This one is very fast in responding to the shutter button, (which is a problem for most point & shoots) and takes great photos in all lighting conditions."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Charging

Charging:
"The battery is a little bigger than my last canon camera, which I find frustrating, because you can't use the same charger."
_
"When I need the camera I need the camera, don't have the ability to go charge the battery, so, every Sunday night I charge both batteries - VERY inconvenient."
_
"When tried sending back a second time (over same issues), again they are trying to charge me 130$ to repair their own broken cameras."
_
"Thinking not much about it, I went to charge up the battery, and to my shock, the LCD was a horrible mess."
_
"The Canon battery holds a charge well."
_
"I get easily 500-700 pics per charge on the little 100HS with approx."
_
"I have owned it for a year and a half and the battery is still charging well..battery life is very good."
_
"It is rock solid, simple to use, takes very adequate pictures video, and holds a very long charge on the battery."
_
"It does come with the battery and the battery charger, as well as the software though."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Color

Color:
"I receive my camara faster and in excellent conditionsthanks for everythingI recomend it sincerelythe only problem is that the color I receive it wasn't that a choose, but does not bother mebye"
_
"In just slightly low light level conditions (i. e. like anywhere indoors, which is 90% of where people use point and shoots) all images are blurred and or have terrible color."
_
"Terrible picture color, the entire picture gets tinted by the predominant color in the scene."
_
"If we can think through before we take the pic as to set the appropriate flash or setting (it has only a few settings) then we can avoid the blur and the weird color problem."
_
"Even Photoshop has a hard time undoing the color damage."
_
"When I decided to use the 100 HS's flash more from within the flash's range in order to get sharper photos, I encountered another problem -- the flash photos showed a color cast and were less pleasing than the photos taken without the flash."
_
"I also love the sapphire blue color of the casing, its very distinctive and I get compliments on it for not being the usual black or silver."
_
"Nice camera, sweet color."
_
"love this camera not only is it my favorite color but the slim small compact size is awesome and perfect.. pics come out extremely great.."
_
"Battery life is amazing and lets face it Pink is the best color :) The color doesnt chip off at all and the picture quality is great."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Compact

Compact:
"I love this camera - not only does it have a ton of amazing features, but it's also compact and easy to use figure out."
_
"It is compact and yes the buttons on the back are small but these are the only faults I can find with this camera."
_
"Small compact camera, but unfortunately the adjustment buttons are hard to push ( i dont have large fingers ) and the image quality is lacking."
_
"Love it for a compact camera! "
_
"love this camera not only is it my favorite color but the slim small compact size is awesome and perfect.. pics come out extremely great.."
_
"Its compact size makes it easy to carry."
_
"The compact size is a big plus, easy to carry in the inside pocket of my chest waders."
_
"Additionally, I love how compact the camera is!"
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Fit

Fit:
"Also instruction book says battery may deform and bulge, but it is OK as long as it will still fit in the camera - sounds like a problem to me!"
_
"Fits comfortably in a shirt pocket and its rounded edges eliminate any concern about it tearing the pocket."
_
"Great camera, great value....super stoked to be able to find another one to fit the underwater housing I already had.....flooded my first two versions of this same camera.....Only drawback is I was shooting some amazing footage of a flatworm at night and the camera kind of fizzled and didn't capture the images.....same thing happened when I tried to shoot a whitetip shark at night as well...Might have been my 4gb sd card might have been the camera....time will tell.....Otherwise a solid value and shipped in good condition....."
_
"It is small, light weight, fits in pocket or purse and is super easy to use."
_
"It's perfectly functional, beautiful, glove-like fit so your camera won't move around and get scratched."
_
"Great little lightweight camera fits into my pocket and all I have to do it point and shoot."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Flash

Flash:
"But when taking pics of kids or pets its a bit hard to switch modes and flash settings quickly enough."
_
"If we can think through before we take the pic as to set the appropriate flash or setting (it has only a few settings) then we can avoid the blur and the weird color problem."
_
"I dislike using a flash and that camera was great in low light."
_
"The only complaint is you can't control the flash other than off or auto"
_
"When I decided to use the 100 HS's flash more from within the flash's range in order to get sharper photos, I encountered another problem -- the flash photos showed a color cast and were less pleasing than the photos taken without the flash."
_
"My only complaint is that the flash is simply way too strong."
_
"Works great with the 16GB SDHC Class 10 Flash Memory Card that I bought with it."
_
"This camera still outperforms in quality and flash power to any cellphone I've seen and tasted, and this is the reason I'll still look for a point & shoot when this one dies or gets stolen lost."
_
"Outstanding, pics without the flash are very true to the colors and works in low light better than I expected."
_
"I would say 99% of the time I'm able to leave the camera in auto mode, and it does what it needs to take a great picture (flash no flash, etc.)."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Focus

Focus:
"I also have a problem with blurry mode or low-light focusing."
_
"The only problem I have, is the auto focus."
_
"Only thing i dislike is that it cant focus or zoom in will recording."
_
"When you're shooting pictures and want to quickly discard the bad ones, this gets very irritating.2) focusing seems slower or less accurate."
_
"Yes, ELPH 100 HS might sometimes make wrong focus or choose wrong mode."
_
"Cons: sometimes the focus is not good when taking videos(3 or 4 times so far, in about 50 days), battery life (I bought 3 more batteries for my father, so this won't be a problem for me).After I bought this, i never use our camcorder anymore."
_
"Still I'm very happy that it can also focus in low light once you take the time."
_
"This camera (in auto mode) does a decent job of focusing but still 25% of my shots (even with flash) don't focus properly if you're taking several in succession."
_
"This is a great point n shoot camera; easy to use; fast auto focus action; and takes really good nighttime pictures - exactly what I was looking for around $100."
_
"I had the SD780 IS prior to this and that camera was great, somewhat slow focus but the picture quality was amazing."
_
"When you're shooting pictures and want to quickly discard the bad ones, this gets very irritating.2) focusing seems slower or less accurate."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Image

Image:
"Thankfully I had my other camera with me, but it made it so I missed out on a lot of great graduation day photo opportunities the day it broke."
_
"In just slightly low light level conditions (i. e. like anywhere indoors, which is 90% of where people use point and shoots) all images are blurred and or have terrible color."
_
"Slow or incorrect auto-focus in both video and photo mode."
_
"It doesn't get any easier than this- all u do is point and shoot and your pics have great quality."
_
"But when taking pics of kids or pets its a bit hard to switch modes and flash settings quickly enough."
_
"I thought of buying a CMOS sensor based camera for low light indoor photography, but i am not satisfied by the picture quality, the basic details are missing in the images."
_
"Thankfully I had my other camera with me, but it made it so I missed out on a lot of great graduation day photo opportunities the day it broke."
_
"Far superior to a cell phone, with good image stabilization and decent lens speed (for the type)."
_
"I was looking for a take-anywhere camera with good image quality that I could use when I didn't have my serious rig with me."
_
"This one has astonishing image quality (within the limitations of the type) at ISO 100 or 200."
_
"The model is old, but it is no problem, sharp image, very high quality in low light conditions, really great!"
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Indoor

Indoor:
"I thought of buying a CMOS sensor based camera for low light indoor photography, but i am not satisfied by the picture quality, the basic details are missing in the images."
_
"The best feature on it is the low-light setting, which allows really nice indoor pictures without flash."
_
"It does not have many options for you to take the picture, but indoors and outdoors they look really good."
_
"In any event, this camera takes much better photos indoors in the P mode and it is very easy to set up to use it this way."
_
"Indoor pictures come out great without needing extra lighting."
_
"Now that I've tried all weekend to get a decent indoor shot, the love has gone."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Lens

Lens:
"This camera takes a few pictures and then the lens gets stuck and says lens error, no wonder it was so cheap! "
_
"I actually went to a camera shop about fixing the lens error, but it would have been well over the cost of the camera, something like $200."
_
"I love(d) this camera EXCEPT for its fatal flaw (google it; it's famous for this): It'll eventually get a lens error and the lens won't go back in, and the camera either will turn on but not take photos (what happened to my first one), or not turn on at all (what happened to my second one)."
_
"I want to like this camera but it's old and should have been recalled for that lens problem."
_
"I actually went to a camera shop about fixing the lens error, but it would have been well over the cost of the camera, something like $200."
_
"Far superior to a cell phone, with good image stabilization and decent lens speed (for the type)."
_
"Very good lens; very sharp and contrasty, slight barrel distortion at the wide end (24mm) CA minimal."
_
"I love the wide angle lens and the zoom is adequate for most shots."
_
"I still hang on to my SD-780 because it was the last Elph to have a viewfinder (which I still count on during the high-sun times of the day) and because of the great shots and videos it's given me in the past as well as my discovering that a 3X power lens actually serves me better than a 10X, 15X, or 20X power lens (please don't afflict your friends with endless zoom shots merely call attention to the gadgetry of the camera and detract from your subject--besides making some of us feel the effects of vertigo and sea-sickness)."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Light

Light:
"The features for this camera beat every camera in its price range, and it works great in low light which was a problem with my previous digital camera."
_
"I thought of buying a CMOS sensor based camera for low light indoor photography, but i am not satisfied by the picture quality, the basic details are missing in the images."
_
"was a little hesitant to purchase this camera due to the differances given by others...however, having now had the opportunity of using it, I am extremely pleased...besides being compact it has all the features a amateur photographer would want...I was really surprised at the clarity it produced in low light situations which was my biggest complaint with my Kodak...for you folks who want the best for your money this camera will fit the bill."
_
"This is my list that I need to have in my camera: good in low light (The Kodak did not do well with it at all), fun modes for me to play around, good megapixels and good zooms - I did not want 16 or 18 (12 is good enough for me, it gives me what I need), and easy for me to handle when it comes to budget."
_
").This one is so slim and light compared to my old camera, has many great functions that are easy to navigate and takes wonderful pictures."
_
"The model is old, but it is no problem, sharp image, very high quality in low light conditions, really great!"
_
"Super light on the travel, and takes great pictures!"
_
"This camera takes great photos, particularly in good light."
_
"the camera itself is very nice for casual use and very light."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Menu

Menu:
"Only downside is the complex menu structure."
_
"The camera itself takes fine pictures, but the buttons used to select the shooting menus are damaged."
_
"So i will only point out things that i had a little difficulty with:1)AUTO mode will struggle in VERY LOW LIGHT situations.2)when trying to select a specific shooting method (portrait, outdoors, snow, etc)you got to do a little digging in the menu.3)Since the LCD is 3 they made the buttons on back a little smaller, so at times it is hard to navigate menu, picture video settings etc."
_
"I have small fingers, short nails for a woman as I can't type with long nails, and I have problems with pushing the menu function set buttons on the back."
_
"She really does like it after the 10 minutes of menu fussing."
_
"Menus are kind of confusing and that makes me mad because really, how hard should it be to use a digital camera?"
_
"Great display and a very easy to follow menu."
_
"When I do slide the switch over to the custom settings menu, there're some really fun settings."
_
"I haven't figured out all of the menu choices yet, but I'm very happy with what I can do easily."
_
"It has great auto flash capabilities and the menus are user friendly and easy to follow."
_
"We did not find the menus particularly good either."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Performance

Performance:
"I am very disappointed with the camera's performance."
_
"I've taken thousands of photos and hundreds of videos with this camera over the past four years and it has never failed to give outstanding performance and reliability in all photographic situations, and I have done all this with the original Canon 750 mAh battery."
_
"However, I don't have any doubt that it would perform well for anyone using this as their only camera."
_
"The image stabilization works well and low light performance is not bad; in fact, much better than my Lumix TZ-5."
_
"To sum up my impressions: I'd buy this camera again, its performance has been quite satisfactory and I am willing to recommend it to my sensible friends."
_
"Low light performance is quite good, which is important because existing-light photos look so much more natural than flash photos."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Photo

Photo:
"I hate this damn camera, photos are blurry as are videos at the beginning."
_
"The only downside I have found id the microphone for the video makes the wind sound louder than it really is, but this is a minor complaint for a camera that is this small and takes photos that are actually frame-able."
_
"I bought this for my daughter's seventh birthday because she's pretty good about taking care of her things and I was tired of the grainy, crappy photos off her toy cameras."
_
"It just doesn't take good photos."
_
"in a group setting of a dozen or so cameras, mine always takes the worst photos."
_
"The one prior to this one was a Nikon with all the gadgetry and the lighting on photos was horrible."
_
"I love the quality of photos and particularly the stunning video that can be obtained from such a small and inexpensive camera."
_
"Very good photos and easy to use."
_
"Unfortunately, it doesn't auto-focus or zoom in when the video is recording, so we have to use perfect timing when taking photos or filming videos."
_
"Takes great photos"
_
"Good camera, takes great quality photos."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Price

Price:
"This camera takes a few pictures and then the lens gets stuck and says lens error, no wonder it was so cheap! "
_
"So as I demoed this camera among others in the price range, I was very frustrated with being unable to find the confounded video mode - of course, it couldn't be simpler."
_
"After reading these, I thought there is no perfect camera why I bother pay a lot of money, so I decided Canon Powershot 100."
_
"Not as clear a picture as I would like but for the price it does a good job."
_
"was a little hesitant to purchase this camera due to the differances given by others...however, having now had the opportunity of using it, I am extremely pleased...besides being compact it has all the features a amateur photographer would want...I was really surprised at the clarity it produced in low light situations which was my biggest complaint with my Kodak...for you folks who want the best for your money this camera will fit the bill."
_
"A great little camera for the money."
_
"This is such a great item at a great price that if something happen to my camera I would get this one again."
_
"For those of you who think it's weird that I bought the same camera again after it broke: I didn't realize it was a flaw a ton of them had, I had the first one a long time so it didn't seem weird that it broke, I just wanted a cheap back-up camera underwater camera (the underwater DICAPAC case for this camera is way cheaper, $12, than the $75 underwater case for my bigger camera), it was only $115, it has full HD video and super slow-mo video that's really cool, etc."
_
"You can still buy an old little powershot to save money, but I recommend that you go a little beyond this model, due to that flaw."
_
"Im using only 3MP to take very good pictures, Im really happy with this purchase, you receive a lot more than expected for this price, Believe me, to have this quality pictures in other camera, you will have to spend 300 or 400 usd."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Quality

Quality:
"The video quality is not that good either."
_
"I love the size, the slim profile, the picture taking quality (mistakes are fixed with Picasa software), etc."
_
"It zooms in a lot and shows you if you are zooming in too much, that the quality might be compromised."
_
"If I had to do it over again, I would have paid more for a different camera, but that's only because, armed with this really good camera, I started dong some more serious video work, so I really missed this camera's quality when it broke."
_
"It doesn't get any easier than this- all u do is point and shoot and your pics have great quality."
_
"But compared to the Panasonic model, ease of use is not as good and quality of pictures is disappointing."
_
"This camera still outperforms in quality and flash power to any cellphone I've seen and tasted, and this is the reason I'll still look for a point & shoot when this one dies or gets stolen lost."
_
"I love the quality of photos and particularly the stunning video that can be obtained from such a small and inexpensive camera."
_
"Other than that, this was a perfect high quality camera."
_
"I was looking for a take-anywhere camera with good image quality that I could use when I didn't have my serious rig with me."
_
"This one has astonishing image quality (within the limitations of the type) at ISO 100 or 200."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Quick

Quick:
"Unfortunately, after using it 3 1 2 months the view finder quick working."
_
"I was hoping for a easier camera to use for my quick shots."
_
"I highly recommend these cameras if you are just taking fun, quick shots! "
_
"For the price, easy of use, and for quick shots when you are travelling this camera is ideal."
_
"My must haves while shopping around were that it had to be extremely easy, with quick start up, video, and an mini-HDMI output so that we could watch playback instantly from both my DSLR and her point and shoot on the big screen."
_
"The camera is pretty quick to turn on and be ready to shoot."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Range

Range:
"So as I demoed this camera among others in the price range, I was very frustrated with being unable to find the confounded video mode - of course, it couldn't be simpler."
_
"The features for this camera beat every camera in its price range, and it works great in low light which was a problem with my previous digital camera."
_
"Still photos, because of Canon's new HS software, come out with a huge dynamic range, lots of good gradients and blending, and quiet, clear lines in high-contrast shots."
_
"Consumer Reports rated this the best camera in this price range and I would have to agree."
_
"Seems to be one of the best choices among cameras in the same price range."
_
"The features for this camera beat every camera in its price range, and it works great in low light which was a problem with my previous digital camera."
_
"it is giving a good clarity pictures,with this price range it wud be the best option to purchase,I strongly recommend this model."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Screen

Screen:
"Unfortunately when you zoom in for a picture it has a black mark on the screen that transfers to the pictures."
_
"The message Lens Error was displayed on the screen."
_
"(Maybe my expectations were low given the horrible quality of the last camera) The screen is crisp, the prints are clear, the color is bright."
_
"They are not greatly out of focus, not enough so that you can tell there is a problem in the viewfinder LCD screen, just out of focus enough that you swear loudly when viewing them later at home."
_
"First, the large LCD screen makes shooting without a viewfinder as easy as it can possibly be (without a viewfinder)."
_
"I like the ease of use and big screen on the back."
_
"Viewing screen is large which works really well for my mom."
_
"The screen in the back is nice and big."
_
"This is a Great camera, perfectly clear pictures, has a nice large screen, and of course, is beautiful in blue! "
_
"Great design, large LCD screen, good video (and stills) comes with a nice variety of settings for the individual to chose from."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Setting

Setting:
"this camera is horrible whether you use the fully automatic settings or manually set everything."
_
"So i will only point out things that i had a little difficulty with:1)AUTO mode will struggle in VERY LOW LIGHT situations.2)when trying to select a specific shooting method (portrait, outdoors, snow, etc)you got to do a little digging in the menu.3)Since the LCD is 3 they made the buttons on back a little smaller, so at times it is hard to navigate menu, picture video settings etc."
_
"But when taking pics of kids or pets its a bit hard to switch modes and flash settings quickly enough."
_
"If we can think through before we take the pic as to set the appropriate flash or setting (it has only a few settings) then we can avoid the blur and the weird color problem."
_
"The pictures are clear, there are many different settings to take pictures, even in the high speed burst setting the pictures are clear and you get great action shots!"
_
"the low light setting is also amazing!"
_
"When I do slide the switch over to the custom settings menu, there're some really fun settings."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Sharp

Sharp:
"My main problem with the camera is that the pictures are not very sharp, even in high light situations, where the Lumix far outperforms the Canon."
_
"When I decided to use the 100 HS's flash more from within the flash's range in order to get sharper photos, I encountered another problem -- the flash photos showed a color cast and were less pleasing than the photos taken without the flash."
_
"Very good lens; very sharp and contrasty, slight barrel distortion at the wide end (24mm) CA minimal."
_
"The model is old, but it is no problem, sharp image, very high quality in low light conditions, really great!"
_
"Easy to use, sharp pictures,much easier to carry around than my old 35mm."
_
"This camera takes awesome, sharp, crisp, clear pictures."
_
"The pictures are sharp and show great detail especially in low light."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Shutter

Shutter:
"Now when you try to turn it on you get a 'shutter error'."
_
"Example - took video of our puppies inside the house ... excessive shutter roll even on slow pans."
_
"Excessive shutter roll."
_
"On the technical side, I love the amply sized viewing screen, the user friendly layout, and what I really like is that it has a fast shutter (a problem that was the bane of my existence with previous digital cams since I love taking pics of fast moving objects as well as night time scenes)."
_
"Unfortunately, when she used it prior to her leaving the country, the shutter got stuck and she got an error message."
_
"This one is very fast in responding to the shutter button, (which is a problem for most point & shoots) and takes great photos in all lighting conditions."
_
"Best Buy recommended this one due to the fast shutter but it is not fast, it's slow, possibly due to the auto focus, not sure."
_
"Takes great pictures, but more importantly it boots up SUPER FAST as well as has a super fast shutter for taking shots."
_
"I was very happy with the camera's quick shutter and great video capability."
_
"Focus speed is good when you pre-focus the camera with very little shutter lag."
_
"Pros:- fabulous in low light (I use it on Auto - you can set the Program to low light, but it reduces the image size)- very good user manual so I can figure out how to use its features- nice compact size, easy to carry- nice display, with detailed info after shots- a burst shot mode so you can capture moving objects- controls for shutter speed and ISO- excellent batter lifeCons:- slippery surface (but this is true of most cameras - hey, put some rubber on it so we can grip it)- the FuncSet and MENU menus are somewhat difficult to figure outMore:- do yourself a favor, download the user guide and spend an hour trying the various options- got this in a package deal with case and 4GB card from Costco for less than the camera at Amazon."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Simple

Simple:
"No manual control, no live histogram but several different creative modes as well as simple point-and-shoot mode."
_
"Love the camera, simple to use."
_
"So simple and easy to use."
_
"Controls are simple and well thought out."
_
"The camera picture quality is good and so is the ease of use and is very simple."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Size

Size:
"The only downside I have found id the microphone for the video makes the wind sound louder than it really is, but this is a minor complaint for a camera that is this small and takes photos that are actually frame-able."
_
"The body of the camera is well built and some complain of the small buttons but its good for those who do not want to convert to the touch only screen option of other cameras out there."
_
"It is compact and yes the buttons on the back are small but these are the only faults I can find with this camera."
_
"The image size varies between 1.5MB to 3MB, which itself states that the picture details are missing due to lossy compression for a 12MP camera model."
_
"Small compact camera, but unfortunately the adjustment buttons are hard to push ( i dont have large fingers ) and the image quality is lacking."
_
"the negatives about this camera is that the buttons are too small."
_
"Size is tiny, but handles quite well (use the wrist strap)."
_
"Great size with a lot of features."
_
"love this camera not only is it my favorite color but the slim small compact size is awesome and perfect.. pics come out extremely great.."
_
"I love this camera because it's small and portable, I lost a similar camera last year and I spend a lot of time search for it in my country but I didn't find it... so I saw this camera at Amazon."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Speed

Speed:
"Not the best resolution and slow to get off the next shot."
_
"Example - took video of our puppies inside the house ... excessive shutter roll even on slow pans."
_
"Slow or incorrect auto-focus in both video and photo mode."
_
"On the technical side, I love the amply sized viewing screen, the user friendly layout, and what I really like is that it has a fast shutter (a problem that was the bane of my existence with previous digital cams since I love taking pics of fast moving objects as well as night time scenes)."
_
"This one is very fast in responding to the shutter button, (which is a problem for most point & shoots) and takes great photos in all lighting conditions."
_
"Far superior to a cell phone, with good image stabilization and decent lens speed (for the type)."
_
"The pictures are clear, there are many different settings to take pictures, even in the high speed burst setting the pictures are clear and you get great action shots!"
_
"Excellent choice for a handheld camera special for fast trips or work."
_
"The perfect thing about this camera is how fast it takes to get the next shot."
_
"The speed and quality is excellent."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Video

Video:
"I hate this damn camera, photos are blurry as are videos at the beginning."
_
"Unfortunately, it doesn't auto-focus or zoom in when the video is recording, so we have to use perfect timing when taking photos or filming videos."
_
"The only downside I have found id the microphone for the video makes the wind sound louder than it really is, but this is a minor complaint for a camera that is this small and takes photos that are actually frame-able."
_
"If I had to make suggestions on this camera I would say the only two negatives are: If you use the video recorder it tends to wear the battery down fast and you'll have to charge it often."
_
"The video quality is not that good either."
_
"If I had to do it over again, I would have paid more for a different camera, but that's only because, armed with this really good camera, I started dong some more serious video work, so I really missed this camera's quality when it broke."
_
"I love the quality of photos and particularly the stunning video that can be obtained from such a small and inexpensive camera."
_
"If you're getting started on filming HD videos, I would recommend this camera."
_
"Unfortunately, it doesn't auto-focus or zoom in when the video is recording, so we have to use perfect timing when taking photos or filming videos."
_
"Quality, Video and sound are amazing."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Weight

Weight:
"Animal shots can be very hard to get and its very lightweight and I can carry it in my pocket wherever I go."
_
"It is small, light weight, fits in pocket or purse and is super easy to use."
_
"Very easy to use and lightweight."
_
"Great little lightweight camera fits into my pocket and all I have to do it point and shoot."
_
"Lightweight, compact, beautifully styled, feels great in the hand, you can take it anywhere."
_
"Pros:Lightweight, fits well in your hand."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Zoom

Zoom:
"Unfortunately, it doesn't auto-focus or zoom in when the video is recording, so we have to use perfect timing when taking photos or filming videos."
_
"I did figure out where the zoom lever is located, but that was a challenge!"
_
"Unfortunately when you zoom in for a picture it has a black mark on the screen that transfers to the pictures."
_
"Finally it started reporting lens error intermittently and shutting down while using the zoom feature."
_
"Only thing i dislike is that it cant focus or zoom in will recording."
_
"Can't use Optical Zoom while recording, which was a downside for me when I got the camera.3."
_
"Unfortunately, it doesn't auto-focus or zoom in when the video is recording, so we have to use perfect timing when taking photos or filming videos."
_
"when you open a picture taken with this camera and zoom the image, you can see a great definition, very different compare to other poket cameras."
_
"I love the wide angle lens and the zoom is adequate for most shots."
_
"I still hang on to my SD-780 because it was the last Elph to have a viewfinder (which I still count on during the high-sun times of the day) and because of the great shots and videos it's given me in the past as well as my discovering that a 3X power lens actually serves me better than a 10X, 15X, or 20X power lens (please don't afflict your friends with endless zoom shots merely call attention to the gadgetry of the camera and detract from your subject--besides making some of us feel the effects of vertigo and sea-sickness)."
_
"I LOVE TAKING NATURE PHOTOS AND THE ZOOM IS ESSENTIAL, BUT I NEED A SMALL SIZE."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon
Comments: