Reviews and Problems with Canon IXUS 1100 HS / ELPH 510 HS
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Digital Camera Review
9 October 2013
Summary: The 12×12 (12x zoom & 12 megapixels) Canon Powershot ELPH 510 HS delivers more than adequate resolution and an impressive zoom range in a truly pocketable compact point and shoot digital camera with a capacitive touchscreen that replaces all but the most essential physical controls with virtual...
Pros: 12x zoom, Pocketable, Relatively inexpensive, Very good to excellent image quality
Cons: Below average battery life, Imprecise touchscreen controls
Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot Elph 510 HS is a very good choice if you want a lot of zoom from a small camera body, and you prefer a touch screen to physical controls. But poor low-light performance and a slow start-up time hold this compact superzoom back.
Pros: High-res touch-screen LCD. Sharp lens. Solid build quality. Good HD video quality.
Summary: The Canon ELPH 510 HS (IXUS 1100 HS) is a slim, stylish compact with a lot to offer both in terms of features and image quality. Our only real concerns relate to chromatic aberrations, which can be a problem around high-contrast scene elements, and its touch-screen interface, which isn't as...
Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot 510 HS is a solid 12MP camera with a very useful 12x zoom. Image quality is very good and the movies are more than satisfactory. Optical Image Stabilization is also a real plus.
Pros: Good quality stills/videos, Nicely implemented touchscreen UI, Compact package, large 12x zoom
Cons: Definitely for static subjects, Relatively slow AF response, Sub-par battery life (get a spare)
Summary: The Canon ELPH 510 HS / IXUS 1100 HS is Canon's top-of-the-line ELPH / IXUS. Announced in August 2011, it claims to be the world's slimmest compact with a 12x optical zoom; it's certainly the longest zoom range of any ELPH / IXUS model to date.
Pros: 12x zoom with intelligent optical stabiliser., Super-slim stylish compact design., 1080p24 movie mode., Creative filter effects.
Cons: Lens suffers from chromatic aberration., Average continuous shooting speed., Touch-screen can be unresponsive., Flash and mics easily obstructed.
Summary: A potentially great little camera is let down by a slightly unresponsive touchscreen and colour fringing on some images. It's also rather expensive at £350. That's a shame, as in all other respects the IXUS 1100HS is very impressive, reproducing realistic colours with the absolute minimum of noise.
Pros: Clean, sharp images; Great image colours; Good video compensation for changing light conditions.
Cons: Some colour fringing; Touchscreen tricky to use; Wind noise on movies.
Conclusion: Beyond these minor niggles though, it’s still quite easy to recommend the IXUS 1100 HS as a compact camera of choice. Even though it didn’t bowl us over like the 310 HS, it still delivered where it counted thanks to speedy autofocus, excellent quality, intuitive controls and a body that screamed...
Summary: We were excited to receive the Canon IXUS 1100 HS digital compact camera as the specification looks impressive, and actually holding the camera in front of us we were inclined to agree. It meets all your expectations in terms of looks, start-up times, features and technology.