Canon ELPH 100 HS overview
Canon ELPH 100 HS is Canon's Ultracompact camera originally released on February of 2011. The camera has got a 12MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000. The camera is referred to as "IXUS 115 HS" in other markets.
The ELPH 100 HS is rated #50 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all around #921 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. Remember to test our Advanced camera search to get camera ratings based on your personalized factors.
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Canon ELPH 100 HS family
The Canon ELPH 100 HS is part of a family of products. You can read the full list below.
Canon ELPH 100 HS Gallery
You can view the ELPH 100 HS from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon ELPH 100 HS Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of positives and negatives of the Canon ELPH 100 HS based on aspects that are oftentimes viewed as important in a camera.
Canon ELPH 100 HS Sensor information
The Canon ELPH 100 HS houses the DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology processor chip. The specification of the sensor in the Canon ELPH 100 HS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can easily lead to cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and provides a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not saved therefore the user has less margin for error.
The graphic below displays the ELPH 100 HS's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The ELPH 100 HS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon ELPH 100 HS dimensions
Canon ELPH 100 HS weighs around 0.31 lb (140g / 4.94 oz) and the size of the camera is 93mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121g so the Canon ELPH 100 HS is weightier compared to its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The following is a pic of the Canon ELPH 100 HS beside a soft drink to help you to have a sense of its size.
The top view directly below will provide the button arrangement on the ELPH 100 HS.
Canon ELPH 100 HS Lens information
The ELPH 100 HS offers an inbuilt lens giving a focal range of 28-112mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which is not very good nevertheless it may be handy in a few scenarios.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens provides an aperture of f2.8 and that's kind of sluggish and not the best in low light situations and you will likely struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You will probably also have to raise your ISO setting producing noisy photographs. For the long end, 112mm comes to f5.9 which is pretty slow and you may have to apply slow shutter speeds.
Canon ELPH 100 HS Connectivity
The ELPH 100 HS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and in some cases alter settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
A few apps also allow a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external display. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Canon ELPH 100 HS Video information
The maximum video quality in the Canon ELPH 100 HS is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in H.264 format. 1080p quality will provide a decent balance in quality versus file size but FULL HD is not going to leave you with much room to crop. The body doesn't feature a mic or headphone socket which means that you get zero control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to have a look at another camera if you need good sound in your video clips.
Canon ELPH 100 HS Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing in the Canon ELPH 100 HS so you have to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.
Canon ELPH 100 HS Display and Viewfinder
The Canon ELPH 100 HS has got a 3 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Sadly the screen is not a touch screen.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder details regarding Canon ELPH 100 HS are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are quite handy in bright outdoor conditions which might make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Canon ELPH 100 HS Shutter information
Canon ELPH 100 HS can shoot continuously at 3.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Canon ELPH 100 HS Flash and Hot shoe information
Canon ELPH 100 HS has got just integrated flash with no external flash ability.
Canon ELPH 100 HS Autofocus information
Canon ELPH 100 HS has got only Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & accurate compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detect making it handy for portraits.
It has got 9 focus points to select from. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for moving objects. Canon ELPH 100 HS lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing is good in low light situations or you want more precise depth of field control.
Canon ELPH 100 HS Battery life
The battery (NB-4L) in the Canon ELPH 100 HS is built to last for 230 shutters as per the CIPA requirements which is on par with its rivals. The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 comes with the highest possible (320) battery life in this type of cameras.
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Canon ELPH 100 HS for different styles of photography
The following graph provides a summation of the Canon ELPH 100 HS for different styles of photography. To find out more, browse to the specific section below.
Canon ELPH 100 HS Portrait photography advice
The Canon ELPH 100 HS gets a score of 27 which is horrible, and means the camera is not really very good for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support & capability to use off-camera flash.
Street photography with Canon ELPH 100 HS
With a decent points tally of 57, the Canon ELPH 100 HS is fairly suited to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Canon ELPH 100 HS Sports photography highlights
A horrible sports photography points tally of 32 means the Canon ELPH 100 HS is not really very good for shooting sports. A camera needs to have great tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon ELPH 100 HS as a Travel photography camera
Size is really critical when picking a camera for travel. Over-all, the Canon ELPH 100 HS gets a average 59 as a travelling camera which is relatively suitable to purchase for your journeys.
Canon ELPH 100 HS as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody looking to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the most significant aspect will be image quality. The Canon ELPH 100 HS with it's horrible grade of 38 as a landscape camera is not really very good compared to its competitors.
Canon ELPH 100 HS Vlogging info
A camera for vlogging should have a articulating display screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Canon ELPH 100 HS is not really very good as a vlog camera as it receives a horrible score of 34.
Canon ELPH 100 HS Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the ELPH 100 HS, here is a range of the top rated cameras which fall into the category of Ultracompact.
The chart listed below gives you a bird's eye view of the ELPH 100 HS compared to it's top ranking competitors listed earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you might take into account as alternate options. To browse through a extensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.