Summary: The Canon ELPH 110 HS / IXUS 125 HS
is, until Canon retires the 100 HS / 115 HS, one step up from the entry level model. With a 16.1 Megapixel sensor, 5x stabilised optical zoom, and 3 inch LCD screen it's a sylish and capable compact. It also has a 1080p24 best quality video mode with Super Slow motion and other effects modes.
Pros: 5x stabilised optical zoom., Smart Auto in Movie modes., Optical zoom while movie recording., Excellent image quality.
Cons: Poor battery life., Flimsy card compartment door., Flush buttons can be difficult to press., Reduced resolution on Burst mode.
Excerpt: and is one of the smallest cameras available from Canon and would definitely fit into the category 'Ultra Compact' - being just 20mm thick. It features a wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens, 16.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and Canon's High Speed System with Full HD video.
Pros: Ultra compact 5x optical zoom camera, Handheld Night-Shot Mode, Compact metal body, Good macro performance, Bright saturated colours
Cons: Small rear buttons (d-pad and menu buttons), Lacks in camera panoramic stitching, High price compared to other cameras, High purple fringing
Excerpt: Looking for an ultra portable, largely auto everything pocket snapshot for those spur of the moment shots - but one that will possibly turn heads as you shoot? Announced alongside the Canon IXUS 500 HS at the start of the year, the typically fashion conscious IXUS 125 HS is £80 cheaper, but as far as headline resolution is concerned offers the higher pixel count of 16.1MP, as opposed to the 500’s modest 10.1MP, and from a 1/2.3-inch back-lit CMOS sensor.
Conclusion: Though the exterior looks beautiful, the headline specification here is fairly run of the mill for a fully auto pocket snapshot in 2012: a 16 megapixel sensor plus a 5x optical zoom, backed up by Full HD video with mono sound and HDMI output. Okay, so that may be more than enough for anyone who wants a reliable and unobtrusive tool for taking the odd snap, but there are cheaper, better value options for anyone who doesn’t covet the Canon’s icily cool exterior.
Pros: Stylish good looks, lightweight metal build, simple and straightforward to use for everyday snaps and HD videos, slots unobtrusively into trouser pocket or handbag
Cons: Commands a price premium, so-so battery life, flimsy cover to HDMI/USB/AV ports, mono sound