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Canon Powershot ELPH 110 HS_closeup_lens.jpg The telescoping lens on the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS has a 5x optical zoom that is ideal for wide-angle shooting, having a 35mm film equivalent of 24mm to 120 mm. The maximum aperture of f/2.7 to f/5.9 helps the camera perform well in low light, particularly when zoomed out to a wide angle. On the downside, 5x is not powerful enough to capture close-ups of far-away subjects. The lens retracts into the body when you turn off the camera.

Focusing Range:
Auto: 1.2 in. (3cm) - infinity (W); 3.0 ft. (90cm) - infinity (T)
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W); 3.0 ft. (90cm) - infinity (T)
Macro: 1.2 in. - 1.6 ft. (W); 3-50cm (W)


Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS_closeup_flash.jpg The range of the flash, up to 11 feet (wide) and 6.6 feet (telephoto), isn't great and limits its usefulness, though it performs fairly well within its range. Its most useful application is as a fill-in to lighten strong shadows in bright light.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS_back-LCDpic.jpg
One of the most pleasurable aspects of this camera is the 460,000-dot LCD. Viewing photos and videos on the 3-inch TFT color display can't be beat. Details are very sharp, and colors are vivid and accurate. The screen is bright enough that it is easy to see the menus and view photos in midday sunlight.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS_back-closeup-4way.jpg The dedicated movie button makes it easy to shoot videos without having to navigate a menu. In the middle of the panel is the four-way controller; at the center sits the FUNC./SET button, which takes you to shooting settings and playback options. When shooting, you use this button to select your shooting mode, light metering, color settings, white balance, ISO setting, self-timer, drive mode, aspect ratio, file size, image quality, and movie quality. In playback mode, you use this same button to play movies, erase images and videos, tag favorites, protect images, set up a print list, rotate images, add a category, play a slideshow, search for images by date, launch Smart Shuffle to view similar images, and initiate Movie Digest Playback.

The Menu button in the lower right takes you to shooting settings. When in playback mode, it takes you to playback functions, print settings, and camera settings. The shooting settings include autofocus, digital zoom, magnified view during playback, Servo AF, AF assist beam, flash settings, contrast, time, review info, blink detection, gridlines, image stabilization settings, date stamp, and face ID settings. This last selection is where you register a face by taking pictures of the selected person from multiple angles, and entering a name. You'll likely want to abbreviate long names: entering letters one at a time with a four-way controller and select button is tedious. In playback mode, you use the menu button to initiate a slideshow; erase, protect and rotate images; tag favorites; sort images by category; and apply basic edits such as redeye correction or color effects (e.g., vivid, sepia, black-and-white). You can also adjust face ID info settings, turn scroll display on or off, and choose to group images so only one appears during playback (unless you choose to view all of them). You also can set up a print list by a range and change basic camera settings such as mute, volume, hints and tips, LCD brightness, file numbering, and folder creation by day or month.



Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS_top.jpg The Auto switch is conveniently located beside the on/off button and gives you the ability to react quickly to changing shooting situations. If your shooting mode is suddenly inappropriate for a new subject, being able to quickly switch to Auto ensures that you still get off the shot.

The larger button to the right is the shutter button, around which is the zoom ring. In playback mode, the zoom ring allows you to magnify images to inspect details, and to zoom out to views of 4, 9, 36, and 90 shots.

Canon Powershot ELPH 110 HS_closeup_left_door-open.jpg Around the corner from the control buttons on the back, the side panel offers two ports hidden behind a rubber flap: a mini-HDMI connection and a mini-USB connection. The camera comes with a USB cable, but not an HDMI cable for connecting to high-definition TVs.

Canon Powershot ELPH 110 HS_with card.jpg The camera is compatible with SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, and SDXC Memory Card. It is not compatible with Eye-Fi memory cards for wireless transmission.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110_HS-battery pack.jpg The PowerShot ELPH 110 HS is powered by an NB-11L rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. Battery life is a bit meager, having a shooting capacity of approximately 170 shots. The CA-DC10 power adapter (pictured) also is included.


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