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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. 


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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.

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On 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. 


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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.



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On the 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 on/off button, 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).



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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).      


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The PowerShot 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.


Image data

  16:9 3:2 4:3
File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB
Large (L) F 2,311 1,630 6,677 2,738 1,386 5,680 3,084 1,231 5,042
N 1,105 3,352 13,727 1,309 2,873 11,766 1,474 2,514 10,295
Medium 1(M1) F 1,210 3,094 12,671 1,436 2,623 10,743 1,620 2,320 9,503
N 585 6,034 24,709 694 5,247 21,486 780 4,641 19,007
Medium 2(M2) F 604 6,034 24,709 496 7,099 29,070 558 6,352 26,010
N 300 10,972 44,927 246 13,410 54,911 278 12,069 49,420
Small (S) F 113 24,139 98,840 133 20,116 82,367 150 20,116 82,367
N 63 40,233 164,734 75 30,174 123,550 84 30,174 123,550
Medium* (M) F N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 836 4,310 17,649
N N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 418 8,046 32,946


  1:1
File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB
Large (L) F 2,301 1,652 6,769
N 1,100 3,352 13,727
Medium (M1) F 1,210 3,094 12,671
N 585 6,034 24,709
Medium (M2) F 420 8,046 32,946
N 208 15,087 61,775
Small (S) F 113 24,139 98,840
N 63 40,233 164,734

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.



Movie data

  Standard
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
4GB 14 min.
53 sec.
21 min.
23 sec.
46 min.
46 sec.
2 hr. 23 min.
41 sec.
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.




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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 (using CIPA 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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