Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS Review

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Review posted 04/19/2012

Quick Take
Pros
  • Nice 24mm wide angle lens
  • High-resolution 3-inch LCD (461,000 dots)
  • High-sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • Fast performance from the DIGIC 5 processor
  • Smart Auto selects settings from 58 predefined situations
  • Face ID focus and exposure priority
  • Multi-area white balance
  • Intelligent image stabilization chooses from six modes
  • High light sensitivity (up to ISO 3200)
  • Movie Digest combines video clips into a montage
Cons
  • 5x optical zoom range can be limiting
  • Noisy zoom can be heard during video playback
  • Smooth Skin mode can look unattractive
Bottom Line
The Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS performs well for the price -- it's fast, boasts high image quality, and shoots full HD video. Attractive shooting modes and a high-resolution LCD make both shooting and browsing images enjoyable. If having a wide-angle lens is more important to you than a powerful zoom, this compact Canon is a highly attractive option, though battery life isn't the best. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
ELPH 110 HS_group.pngCanon's PowerShot ELPH 110 HS is one of two newly announced ELPH series cameras, along with the ELPH 520 HS.  The 110 HS is $50 less expensive than the 520 HS, and boasts a larger 16.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor, more body color choices, and a wider 24mm lens.  However, the 110 HS only has a 5x optical zoom (compared to the 520's 12x).

Beyond sensors and lenses, the two new ELPH cameras are similarly appointed, boasting the proprietary DIGIC 5 image processor, which translates into sharper pictures in low light scenarios (ISO up to 3200) as well as faster start up and auto focus timing. The DIGIC 5 also helps this camera's High-Speed Burst mode achieve 5 frames per second (at 4-megapixels).

Both ELPH cameras include a 3.0" LCD displays, full 1080p HD movie recording (thanks again, CMOS), and Advanced Smart AUTO functionality. The camera automatically adjust for up to 58 varied shooting scenarios and a 12-person (on screen) facial recognition.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS Features:
  • DIGIC 5 image processor
  • 16.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • Intelligent IS
  • 24mm wide angle lens
  • ISO up to 3200
  • 3.0" LCD
  • Full HD 1080p
  • High-Speed Burst most up to 5.8fps
  • Advanced Smart AUTO (detect up to 58 scenes)
  • Face ID (register up to 12 faces on screen)
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot
  • Li-ion battery

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS comes in black, silver red, blue, green, and pink with an MSRP of $249.99. See our buy box below for the most current online pricing.

What's in the Box?:
  • PowerShot ELPH 110 HS camera
  • NB-11L Li-ion battery pack
  • Battery charger
  • Hand strap
  • USB cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Getting started guide



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