Reviews and Problems with Canon IXUS 1100 HS / ELPH 510 HS
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1 March 2012
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.
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.
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.
Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot ELPH 510 HS aka IXUS 1100 HS is a compact 12 megapixel camera with lots of optical zoom, much more than your typical pocket camera. The camera has a pretty rare optics system that allows it to pack 12X optical zoom, complete with image stabilization, in a lens that doesn’t extend...
Pros: Very good image quality, Compact with plenty of optical zoom; optical image stabilization available, Big 3.2 inch touchscreen; decent legibility and touch responsiveness, Straightforward operation with auto and many scene modes, Customizable set of touch icons that also can be arranged to your li...
Cons: Battery life a tad below average, Camera needs reworked menus optimized for touch; Capacitive (more responsive) touchscreen and some ‘touch’ playback editing tools would be nice, No manual controls and no automatic panorama mode, Color fringing level is slightly higher than average, Slow startup ...
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.
Excerpt: The Canon Ixus 1000 HS was one of our favourite cameras of 2010. Its 10-megapixel sensor, 10x zoom range and 1080p video recording were a great combination of features, and the resulting photos and videos were the best we'd seen from a big-zoom compact camera.
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.