Canon ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS front
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-300mm (F3.6-7.0) lens
  • 147g - 100 x 58 x 23mm
  • Revealed February 2015
  • Additionally Known as IXUS 275 HS
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Canon ELPH 350 HS summary

Canon ELPH 350 HS is Canon's Ultracompact camera first announced on February of 2015. The camera features a 20MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 5184 x 3888. The camera is referred to as "IXUS 275 HS" in certain countries.

The ELPH 350 HS is scored #7 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and over-all #578 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. Please try out our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your personalized requirements.

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The following is a diagram of various factors used in the rating system.

Canon ELPH 350 HS family

The Canon ELPH 350 HS is part of a family of products. You can read the full range below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-190-IS front thumbnailCanon ELPH 190 IS
ELPH 350 HS vs ELPH 190 IS
Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-360-HS front thumbnailCanon ELPH 360 HS
ELPH 350 HS vs ELPH 360 HS
Photography Glossary
Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-180 front thumbnailCanon ELPH 180
ELPH 350 HS vs ELPH 180
Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-350-HS front thumbnailCanon ELPH 350 HS25-300mm
Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-140-IS front thumbnailCanon ELPH 140 IS
ELPH 350 HS vs ELPH 140 IS
Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-150-IS front thumbnailCanon ELPH 150 IS
ELPH 350 HS vs ELPH 150 IS
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Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-135 front thumbnailCanon ELPH 135
ELPH 350 HS vs ELPH 135

Canon ELPH 350 HS Pros and Cons

Below is a list of upsides and downsides of the Canon ELPH 350 HS based on aspects that are normally regarded as important in a camera.

above average minimum ISO (80)
built-in flash
built in lens has zoom (25-300mm 12.0 x zoom)
comes with face detection focusing
decently wide (25mm)
good battery life (250 per charge)
good sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes HDMI socket
MP count good (20 megapixels)
NFC connection
very long reach (300mm)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
cannot use external flash
does not have phase detect AF
does not have RAW support
does not offer selfie friendly display
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
heavier than average (147g)
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of external mic socket
lack of headphone socket
lack of manual focus
lack of Time Lapse mode
low frames per second (2.5 fps)
low resolution screen (461 thousand dots)
no manual control
no shutter priority mode
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
slow at full zoom (f7.0)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
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Canon ELPH 350 HS Sensor details

The Canon ELPH 350 HS is run by the DIGIC 4+ processor chip. The dimension of the sensor in the Canon ELPH 350 HS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 5184 x 3888 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter may produce cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 20 megapixels and includes a native ISO range of 80 - 3200. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The image below displays the ELPH 350 HS's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The ELPH 350 HS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon ELPH 350 HS dimensions

Canon ELPH 350 HS weighs about 0.32 lbs (147 grams / 5.19 oz) and the measurement of the camera is 100mm x 58mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the Canon ELPH 350 HS is more heavy when compared to various rivals.

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The following is a photo of the Canon ELPH 350 HS alongside a softdrink to help you to have a sense of its scale.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS dimensions scale

The top view directly below will illustrate the button design on the ELPH 350 HS.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS topview buttons dials

Canon ELPH 350 HS Lens specs

The ELPH 350 HS provides an inbuilt lens featuring a focal range of 25-300mm making it a 12.0 x zoom which won't be exceptional nevertheless it could be valuable in certain situations.

At the widest 25mm, the lens offers an aperture of f3.6 which is rather slow and not the best in low light circumstances and you may find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You will also need to boost the ISO giving you noisy photographs. On the tele end, 300mm is great zoom and comes with f7.0 which is fairly slow and you will need to use slow shutter speeds.

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Canon ELPH 350 HS Connectivity

The ELPH 350 HS has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • NFC Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Digital cameras which have NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to send photos and in some cases alter settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.

A few applications even provide a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external monitor. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.

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Canon ELPH 350 HS Video specs

The highest possible video quality in the Canon ELPH 350 HS is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in H.264 format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance in quality vs file sizes but 1080p isn't going to leave you with much room to crop. The camera does not offer a mic and / or headphone socket which means that you have little control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to order another camera if you want better sound in your video clips.

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Canon ELPH 350 HS Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing in the Canon ELPH 350 HS so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.

Canon ELPH 350 HS Display and Viewfinder

The Canon ELPH 350 HS features a 3 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 461 thousand dots.

Sadly the screen is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder specs regarding Canon ELPH 350 HS are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

In those bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders are particularly useful.

Canon ELPH 350 HS Shutter specs

Canon ELPH 350 HS continuous shooting speed is 2.5 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Canon ELPH 350 HS Flash and Hot shoe specs

Canon ELPH 350 HS includes only integrated flash lacking external flash support.

Canon ELPH 350 HS Autofocusing specs

Canon ELPH 350 HS includes just Contrast Based AF and lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & exact when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera features Face detect which is valuable for portrait photography.

The Sensor features 9 focus points to choose from. Canon ELPH 350 HS has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing ability is useful in low light occasions or you need to have more precise control on depth of field.

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Canon ELPH 350 HS Battery life

The battery life (NB-11LH) in the Canon ELPH 350 HS is made to last for 250 photos as per the CIPA requirements making it above average in comparison to its category. The average Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has the best (320) battery life in this type of cameras.

Here is a listing of Ultracompact cameras having the strongest battery life:

Canon ELPH 350 HS for various kinds of photography

The following illustration provides a summary of the Canon ELPH 350 HS for various kinds of photography. To learn more, visit the specific paragraph below.

Canon ELPH 350 HS Portrait photography details

The Canon ELPH 350 HS receives a score of 39 which is bad, and means the camera is not very good for portraits. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support & potential to use off-camera flash.

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MP count good (20 megapixels)
supports face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files

Street photography with Canon ELPH 350 HS

Coming in at a decent points total of 57, the Canon ELPH 350 HS is fairly suited for street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
heavier than competitors (147g)

Canon ELPH 350 HS Sports photography features

A bad sports photography score of 44 means the Canon ELPH 350 HS is not very good for photographing sports. A camera must have very good focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20MP)
great battery pack (250 CIPA)
slow continuous shooting (2.5 frames per second)
no shutter priority
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus

Canon ELPH 350 HS as a Travel photography camera

Weight is extremely crucial when buying a camera for travel. All things considered, the Canon ELPH 350 HS gets a nice 69 as a travelling camera which is a good fit to buy for your travels.

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better than average battery (250 per charge)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
decently wide (25mm)
very long reach (300mm)
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than others (147g)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)

Canon ELPH 350 HS Landscape photography details

For anybody who is planning to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Canon ELPH 350 HS with it's reasonable rating of 48 for a landscape camera is relatively appropriate amongst its rivals.

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decently wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
good battery (250 shots)
focusing manually not possible
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
manual exposure not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
lack of Time Lapse mode

Canon ELPH 350 HS Vlogging advice

A vlogging camera really should have a articulating display screen, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Canon ELPH 350 HS is not very good for vlogging as it receives a bad score of 33.

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quite wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
display isn't selfie friendly
missing microphone port
more heavy than others in class (147 grams)

Canon ELPH 350 HS Alternatives

If you are in the market for alternatives to the ELPH 350 HS, here is a selection of the highest scored cameras which fall into the class of Ultracompact.

The line chart down below gives you a summary of the ELPH 350 HS versus it's top scored rivals mentioned above.

There are more cameras you might view as alternative options. To go through a full comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS
Also called as
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
5184 x 3888
RAW format
Highest native ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
25-300mm (12.0x)
Max aperture
Macro focusing distance
Crop factor
Display type
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
Display resolution
461 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
15 seconds
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
4.00 m
Flash modes
Auto, flash on, slow synchro, flash off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution
Video file format
Mic port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
147 gr (0.32 pounds)
100 x 58 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9")
Battery life
250 photographs
Type of battery
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
Card slots
Pricing at release