Summary: do not buy this camera. cannon purposely disabled videos from being longer then 10 minutes to force people to buy separate digital video cameras. otherwise it takes great pictures but i was looking forward to taking videos longer then 10 minutes!
Summary: I bought this camera to replace a 7 year old Cannon that I lost. One reason for choosing this camera was the special battery, as I have trouble getting "reusable" AA batteries to charge properly and hold a charge. After getting the camera and reading the directions it says to always charge the battery before each use. I called Cannon, they said the battery continuously discharges due to constant parasitic load.
Summary: I got this camera the end of January and I absolutely loved it! I was very careful with it and never dropped it or left it where my boys could get it. I was searching through the color features one day and when I turned it off, the lens would not retract and when I turned it back on, it would have a lens error and shut back off. I contacted Canon and they said I would have to send it in to get it fixed.
Summary: After my previous Canon died on me, I started the search fo new camera. I've red many reviews to learn a couple of issues: un-reliablily of made in China Camera, Design issue of made in Japan camera and run out of power of GPS units. After reading these, I thought there is no perfect camera why I bother pay a lot of money, so I decided Canon Powershot 100. The camera is working so far, but I wanted to mention a couple of issues.
Fine Camera, but Canon 300 HS is much better for video
H Zuka, Amazon
2 February 2012
Summary: I was looking for a camera to replace my Canon SD780 IS, which was a nearly perfect travel and main video camera until the day it stopped focusing. Based on the reviews it looked like the Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS would be the perfect replacement. The body of the 100 HS is plastic, which made it feel inferior to the SD780, but the pictures it took looked great. To me the real shortcoming was with its video.
Excellent videos and outdoor shots, indoors not so great
Yarii "fifty shades of blonde", Amazon
6 December 2011
Summary: I really liked this camera at first. Videos are awesome, as well as outdoor shots. Now that I've tried all weekend to get a decent indoor shot, the love has gone. I will give it another chance in the coming week, but probably will return it. And it's not like I'm an inexperienced photographer--true I'm not a professional but I know enough about cameras and how to use them.
Summary: I loooove Canon PowerShots, I've owned roughly 6 of them in the past 6 years (Yes, SIX) and every time one breaks, I go and purchase the next and newest PowerShot model because I love them so much. I find the interface so easy to use as a non-technical user, and the camera has always been one of most compact ones on the market so I just keep it in my purse 24/7 (because let's face it, most photo-worthy moments are not the ones you plan for..
Excerpt: I purchased one of these little numbers to replace a Panasonic TZ-6 which I considered very overrated, and is intended to compliment my DSLR. I was immediately impressed by the small size, and classy looks. I have owned Canon IXUS compacts before, so I found operating the camera very intuitive. I have found image quality to be good, noise control particularly is very good.