Canon ELPH 190 IS overview
Canon ELPH 190 IS is Canon's Ultracompact camera originally launched on January of 2016. The camera houses a 20MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 5152 x 3864.
The ELPH 190 IS stands at #24 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all-around #765 out of 1421 for cameras in our database. You can try out our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your personalized criteria.
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Canon ELPH 190 IS family
The Canon ELPH 190 IS is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the full range underneath.
Canon ELPH 190 IS Gallery
You can check the ELPH 190 IS from various angles in the gallery below.
Canon ELPH 190 IS Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of pros and cons of the Canon ELPH 190 IS based on things which are normally seen as crucial in a camera.
Canon ELPH 190 IS Sensor details
The Canon ELPH 190 IS features the DIGIC 4+ processor chip. The measurement of the sensor in the Canon ELPH 190 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 5152 x 3864 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter might cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor has 20 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath illustrates the ELPH 190 IS's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The ELPH 190 IS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon ELPH 190 IS dimensions
Canon ELPH 190 IS weighs around 0.30 pounds (138g or 4.87 oz) & has outside proportions of 95mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121g so the Canon ELPH 190 IS is heavier in comparison with various rivals.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Down below is a picture of the Canon ELPH 190 IS besides a softdrink to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will show the button arrangement on the ELPH 190 IS.
Canon ELPH 190 IS Lens specs
The ELPH 190 IS comes with an inbuilt lens and it has a focal range of 24-240mm making it a 10.0 x zoom which is not perfect but it will surely be valuable in a few situations.
At the widest 24mm, the lens has an aperture of f3.0 which is really slow and not good for low light occasions and you will probably find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You might also have to boost the ISO setting resulting in noisy photographs. Towards the tele end, 240mm comes at f6.9 which is fairly slow and you would need to set slow shutter speeds.
Canon ELPH 190 IS Connectivity
The ELPH 190 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
Cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can send pictures and oftentimes adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
A few applications even stream a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Canon ELPH 190 IS Video specs
The highest video quality in the Canon ELPH 190 IS is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 720p is low for today's requirements. You should really target a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. The camera doesn't include a microphone or headphone socket so you get little control over the audio. It is perhaps best to purchase another model if you want decent audio for your video clips.
Canon ELPH 190 IS Weather Sealing
Canon ELPH 190 IS doesn't include weather sealing so rainy conditions can affect the camera.
Canon ELPH 190 IS Display and Viewfinder
The Canon ELPH 190 IS is equipped with a 2.7" fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the screen has no touch support.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The ViewFinder specs for Canon ELPH 190 IS are below:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders are particularly useful.
Canon ELPH 190 IS Shutter specs
Canon ELPH 190 IS can shoot continuously at 0.8 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Canon ELPH 190 IS Flash and Hot shoe specs
Canon ELPH 190 IS has only built-in flash with no external flash ability.
Canon ELPH 190 IS Autofocusing specs
Canon ELPH 190 IS has just Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and precise in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera supports Face detect which is useful for portrait photography.
Canon ELPH 190 IS does not have manual focus. Manual focus mode is useful for low light or you want more exact control on focusing.
Canon ELPH 190 IS Battery life
The battery power (NB-11LH) for the Canon ELPH 190 IS is made to last for 190 shots as per the CIPA measurements making it lower compared with it's competitors. The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has the highest (320) battery life for this range of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Ultracompact cameras that have the strongest battery life:
Canon ELPH 190 IS for various styles of photography
The following chart gives a overview of the Canon ELPH 190 IS for various styles of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon ELPH 190 IS Portrait photography highlights
The Canon ELPH 190 IS has a score of 40 which is lousy, and means the camera is simply not appropriate for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor size, RAW support plus the capability to utilize external lighting.
Canon ELPH 190 IS Street photography features
Coming in at a decent score of 59, the Canon ELPH 190 IS is reasonably acceptable to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Canon ELPH 190 IS Sports photography information
A lousy sports photography score of 38 indicates the Canon ELPH 190 IS is simply not appropriate for photographing sports. A camera should have great focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon ELPH 190 IS Travel photography advice
Portability is extremely crucial when choosing a travel camera. All things considered, the Canon ELPH 190 IS gets a nice 64 as a travel camera which is a respectable fit to take on your holidays.
Landscape photography with Canon ELPH 190 IS
If you are looking to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon ELPH 190 IS and it's lousy rating of 41 as a landscape camera is simply not appropriate compared to it's competition.
Canon ELPH 190 IS Vlogging information
A camera for vlogging should offer a articulating display screen, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Canon ELPH 190 IS is simply not appropriate as a vlog camera as it gets a lousy score of 32.
Canon ELPH 190 IS Alternatives
If you want replacements to the ELPH 190 IS, below is a list of the top rated cameras which fall in to the category of Ultracompact.
The chart down below provides you an overview of the ELPH 190 IS versus it's highest ranking rivals suggested earlier.
These are various other cameras you might view as alternative options. To look at a thorough comparison, go to the "compare" link.