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Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS – Product Review, Pros and Cons

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS is very similar to its predecessor, Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS, both on the outside, as well as on the inside. The features of the device are average, but they are nevertheless, worth taking into consideration given that the camera is only $149.00 on Amazon.

If you are one of those photographers who like to enjoy their holidays without too much luggage, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS is the right device for you. It is one of the smallest cameras on the market at present measuring just 3.7 inches by 2.2 inches by 0.8 inch and weighing only 4.8 ounces. It can be easily controlled with just one hand due to its small measures and its rather simple commands.

Pros
  • Good price.
  • Small, compact shape.
  • 16.1 MP, 1080p HD video recorder.
Cons
  • Complicated menu (it takes a lot to toggle through options).
  • Weak image quality.
  • Low battery life.

Based on the manufacturer’s declaration, the camera features 16 MP, but the quality of the photos doesn’t always live up to the customers’ expectations. Some of the pictures we have taken were blurred, especially if taken indoors. As a general rule, the lighter the set will be, the better your ELPH 110 HS pictures will be. The ISO range amounts to 3200, but the highest level is rarely usable, whereas for indoor sets it is recommended to use ISO 800 for clearer photos.

Even though the camera does not have professional options, the images and the videos will come out alright. Colors are usually vivid and bright, whereas videos look just as good on the camera as they do on computer screens and even on HDTVs. Every shooting option has an Automatic mode, but there are many other functions for special circumstances. Controlling the shutter speed and the aperture of the camera is impossible, but once you get to know the shooting modes better, you will be able to select the one that will enable you to recreate a certain special effect.

Canon’s PowerShot ELPH 110 HS was foreseen with a retractable 24mm wide-angle lens that does a pretty good job thanks to its 5x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 20x combined zoom. The optical image stabilizer significantly reduces image noise and confers a smartphone-like aspect to the images.

A 3-inch LCD screen was incorporated on the back of the camera making it easier for the user to snap photos and record videos. The menu button and other important options have been enlisted on the right side of the screen, but since it is not a touch display, it can be somewhat difficult to toggle through the camera’s options.

In the end, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS is an affordable device that does a little bit more than an average camera. The device is great for nonprofessional photographers who want to immortalize important moments in their holidays.

Conclusion Rating
Overall rating
5 stars
Design
4 stars
Features
5 stars
Performance
5 stars

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