Features & Controls
Canon's Powershot ELPH 100 HS comes with 12.1 megapixels and features a 4x,
(28 - 112mm), f/2.8(w) - f/5.9(t) optical zoom
lens. When powered down, the lens will
retract inside of the body and a built in shutter will close for its protection. With a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture at wide angle, the 100 HS has a better chance of capturing blur free photos when in marginal lighting.
With a TTL autofocus system the camera automatically selects the primary subject even if off-centered. The focusing range is 1.2 in. (3cm) to infinity(W), 1.6 ft. (50cm) to infinity(T) in normal mode and macro coverage is 1.2 in.- 1.6 ft./3-50cm (W). The TTL autofocus system is light-assisted and works properly even in the dark.
Shown here is the built-in
flash that offers Auto, Red-eye reduction, Auto Red-eye correction, On, Off, FE Lock, Slow Synchro, and Smart Flash. The ELPH 100 HS has a flash range of 1.2 - 13ft./30cm
- 4m (Wide angle), and 1.6 - 6.6 ft./50cm - 2.0m (Telephoto)
when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto. The brightness of the image may vary depending on the shooting distance.
the back of the ELPH 100 HS is a 3-inch TFT color LCD screen with approximately 230k dots. It is also equipped with a
'Quick-bright' function that changes the brightness to the highest
setting by holding the DISP button for 1 second, and also has five other brightness levels. When shooting in dim or low
light, the LCD will automatically brighten to make framing the subject easier.
On the right of the LCD on the back of the ELPH 100 HS are a group of buttons and a 4-way pad.
Starting from the top: the red record button will start and stop a
video capture, directly below that is the 4-way pad with the
func./set button in the middle, next you see the MENU button, and on the bottom is the blue Playback button. The 4-way pad is used to navigate through the cameras options and menu screens. It is also used as a shortcut to frequently used options in Record Mode: up is the exposure compensation, left is the focus selector, right is the flash mode key, and down will change the display options while framing the image. Pressing the Func. button in the middle will bring up a the function menus in both Record and Playback modes. The Menu button is self-explanatory, and the Playback button will turn on the camera if powered off and go to Playback mode anytime if pressed.
top of the ELPH 100 HS you will see the Mode switch, that changes the camera mode from AUTO to Program. To the right of the mode switch we see the power
then the shutter release with the zoom toggle wrapped around it. In
playback mode the zoom toggle will access the camera's index (wide), or
the zoom/crop option (tele).
On the right side at the top of the ELPH 100 HS are the I/O (Input/Output) ports. The top port is the built-in combination port that handles both standard Audio/Video output and USB connection. With the provided cables, you can either connect the camera to you PC set for standard definition playback of photos and video, or transfer images to your PC/Mac with the USB cable, along with direct printing from a PictBridge compliant printer. At the bottom you can see mini-HDMI port that connects the camera to a HDTV set (cable is optional).
ELPH 100 HS has a memory card slot that supports the use of
SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi, MMC, MMC+ or HC (High Capacity) MMC+ cards; No card is
included in the kit. We show the Kingston 4GB SDHC
memory card above. Below are the capacity tables for different camera settings, for both movies and still images.
|File Size (KB)||4 GB||16 GB||File Size (KB)||4 GB||16 GB||File Size (KB)||4 GB||16 GB|
|File Size (KB)||4 GB||16 GB|
Note: N=Normal F=Fine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
* When in High-Speed Burst, Best Image Selection and Low Light modes.
** The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.
|Full HD: 1920 x 1080||HD: 1280 x 720||640 x 480||320 x 240|
|24 fps||30 fps||30 fps||30 fps|
|Video Size (KB/sec.)||4,261||2,960||1,322||401|
|2 hr. 23 min.
|16GB||1 hr. 1min. 0 sec.||1 hr. 27 min. 37 sec.||3 hr. 11 min. 32 sec.||9 hr. 48min. 19 sec.|
|Super Slow Motion||Miniature Effect|
|640 x 1080||320 x 240||HD: 1280 x 720||640 x 480|
|120 fps||240 fps||5x||10x||20x||5x||10x||20x|
|6 fps||3 fps||1.5 fps||6 fps||3 fps||1.5 fps|
|Video Size (KB/sec.)||4,914||2,457||573||287||143||246||123||61|
|4GB||12 min. 58 sec.||25 min. 46 sec.||1 hr. 45 min. 52 sec.||3 hr. 21 min. 9 sec.||5 hr. 35 min. 16 sec.||3 hr. 43 min. 30 sec.||6 hr. 42 min. 20 sec.||11 hr. 10 min. 33 sec.|
|16GB||53 min. 7 sec.||1 hr. 45 min. 35 sec.||7 hr. 13 min. 30 sec.||13 hr. 43 min. 40 sec.||22 hr. 52 min. 47 sec.||15 hr. 15 min. 11 sec.||27 hr. 27 min. 20 sec.||45 hr. 45 min. 35 sec.|
The ELPH 100 HS comes with a Canon NB-4L 3.7v 760mAh (Li-ion) rechargeable
battery pack. Canon claims the NB-4L can snap up to 230
still images or 5hrs. of continuous playback on a single charge
Standard testing.) The supplied battery charger plugs directly in the
wall socket and charges the battery out of the camera which is very
handy if you have a second battery. (highly recommended!)
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