Excerpt: My Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS review showcases a small, fun camera from Canon. The ELPH 100 HS has some minor annoyances in its photography modes, but it offers some colorful options, and it will be enjoyable to use for beginning photographers.
Summary: Like many budget models the movie audio is mono and you can't zoom the lens while filming, but impressively the actual movie quality itself on the ELPH 100 HS / IXUS 115 HS is the same Full HD 1080/24p as higher-end models. You also get the super slow motion and miniature tilt-shift effects of its pricier counterparts.
Pros: Super-slim stylish compact design., 1080p24 HD movie mode., Scene mode movies and super slo-mo., Excellent image quality.
Cons: Lengthy linear exposure mode menu., Average continuous shooting speeds., No optical zoom in video modes., Mono mic.
Excerpt: The PowerShot ELPH 100 HS ($199) is the entry-level model in Canon's stylish and compact ELPH lineup. It's the follow-up to the PowerShot SD1300 IS, which came out on top in our 2010 Budget Camera Shootout . It features a 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, a 4X optical zoom lens (28 - 112 mm equivalent), optical image stabilization, a 3-inch LCD display, plenty of point-and-shoot features, and Full HD video recording.
Summary: Whenever a new IXUS camera arrives, it does so with a certain weight of expectation behind it. The IXUS 115 HS, with its full specification, HS technology and reasonable-for-an-IXUS price tag, certainly has as much of this weight as any. However, the good news is that it impresses both in use and on reflection of the images it produces. Image quality has a few flaws, although these are easily corrected, while is also performs admirably.
Excerpt: Underneath the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS and the 300 HS, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS is the entry-level model to the 2011 ELPH lineup. The ELPH 100 HS offers a 12.1-Megapixel CMOS image sensor as well as a 3.0-inch LCD screen. The wide angle 28mm equivalent lens has a 4x optical zoom as well. Similar to the other models in the series, the HS System allows for pictures in low light situations without the use of the flash, thanks to usable ISO capabilities up to ISO 3200.
Conclusion: Its diminutive body and the high-sensitivity capabilities makes the IXUS a fine contender for a camera to take on a night out, but getting the balance right between style and operation is tricky, and the streamlined body is sadly only friendly for the nimble fingered. It's a real shame, as otherwise its small size, large LCD screen and reasonably high standard of image quality make for a winning combination – particularly in this price bracket.