Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS Review

Review posted 04/19/2012

Quick Take
  • 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
  • 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.
Canon'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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