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Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 4X Optical Zoom (Grey)

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  • Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves shooting in low-light situations without the need for a flash
  • Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality and keep footage stabilized with Dynamic IS.
  • Get high-speed shooting in a point-and-shoot camera: High-speed Burst Mode captures 8.2fps and
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.
  • 4x Optical Zoom with a Wide-Angle lens (28-112mm) Optical Image Stabilizer and a 3.0-inch PureColor System LCD.
  • Lowers noise levels at higher ISO settings.Super Slow Motion Movie records video at high speeds to allow slow motion playback.
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Technical Details

Color: Grey
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Flash
  • Image Stabilization
  • Video Capability
  • HD Compatible
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Product Details

Color: Grey
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 0.8 x 2.2 inches ; 5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004J3V8UU
  • Item model number: ELPH 100 HS - GY
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (476 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #562 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 6, 2011

Product Description

Color: Grey

From the Manufacturer

Experience the Power.

Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 Megapixel CMOS and DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves shooting in low-light situations without the need for a flash and lowers noise levels at higher ISO settings.

The Canon HS SYSTEM takes the frustration out of low light shooting. The system delivers clear, blur-free shots with all the ambiance intact, and frees you from the sometimes unwanted effects of using the flash. Beautiful low light shots are possible at both low and high ISO speeds, and the dynamic range is expanded to retain maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas.

The system is the result of two technologies brought together in a compact PowerShot. The first is the 12.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, which positions the light-receiving surface for optimal light reception. More light means clearer, blur-free images with plenty of detail and nuance, even in dark areas. Working together with the CMOS sensor to deliver the HS SYSTEM is Canon's advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor, which actively reduces noise and delivers high speed image processing.

Memorable Moments in Spectacular Full HD.

Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality with stereo sound, plus a dedicated movie button for easy access. Zoom optically while shooting video and keep footage stabilized with Dynamic IS.

Experiencing the brilliance of Full 1080p HD video in a Canon PowerShot ELPH digital camera has never been easier. With the convenient dedicated movie button, you'll be able to instantly record everyday moments in amazing life-like realism at a push of a button. You can also operate the optical zoom while shooting video so you can get in close–but don't worry about shaky footage because Dynamic IS will help keep your videos steady!

A PowerShot that Keeps Up with the Action.
Get high-speed shooting in a point-and-shoot camera: High-speed Burst Mode captures 8.2fps and Super Slow Motion Movie records video at high speeds to allow slow motion playback.

Sometimes, the action just won't stop for you. The PowerShot ELPH 100 HS digital camera is equipped with High-speed Burst Mode that can capture 8.2 frames per second, letting you catch the sequence of the action–a feature great for using at sport events!

You can also add a fun slow motion effect to you videos with Super Slow Motion Movie. Super Slow Motion Movie will record your clips at a high speed so that when you watch your videos, they'll play back in slow motion–a feature also useful for analyzing a play-by-play of sports moves!

Advanced Smart AUTO for Stills and Videos that Shine.
Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.

The PowerShot ELPH 100 HS digital camera takes the quality of your still images and videos to a whole new level - automatically. The camera's advanced Smart AUTO system detects a wealth of information about the scene you're shooting, then automatically selects the optimal settings for you. Now with an expanded range of 32 shooting scenarios, the camera handles a wide variety of situations, freeing you up to concentrate on composing your shot and capturing the moment you're looking for. From portraits to landscapes to action scenes, the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS digital camera has you covered whether you're shooting stills or videos.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 Functions
Canon PowerShot ELPH Series Feature Comparison Chart

  • Smart AUTO
    The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.
  • P Program
    Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
  • Av Aperture-priority
    You define the aperture to either isolate your subject or have clarity throughout the entire picture, and the camera will choose the corresponding shutter speed.
  • Tv Shutter-priority
    You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise.
  • Movie Digest Mode
    Records a video clip before capturing a still image and then combines one day's worth of clips into a video.
  • Portrait
    The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject pop.
  • Kids & Pets
    Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.
  • Smart Shutter
    The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame.
  • High-speed Burst
    The camera shoots continuously at a high speed of approx. 8.2fps while you hold down the shutter.
  • Best Image Selection
    The camera takes five photos in succession, and then chooses the best one out of the bunch.
  • Handheld Night Scene
    Suppresses image blur even without the help of a tripod.
  • Low Light
    For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.
  • Fisheye Effect
    Add a classic photo distortion without a fisheye lens.
  • Miniature Effect for Movies & Stills
    Emphasizes perspective for a miniature effect by blurring upper and bottom portions of videos and stills.
  • Toy Camera Effect
    Simulates photos taken with "toy" or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.
  • Creative Light Effect
    Transform background bright spots to stars, hearts, music motes and more.
  • Monochrome
    Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.
  • Super Vivid
    Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.
  • Poster Effect
    Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.
  • Color Accent
    Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.
  • Color Swap
    Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects.
  • Beach
    Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
  • Foliage
    Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
  • Snow
    Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
  • Fireworks
    Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
  • Stitch Assist
    Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.

Optical Zoom
LCD Size
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Focal Length
Image Stabilization
Optical IS
Optical IS
Optical IS
HD Video
Smart AUTO Scences
Number of Scene Modes
About the Camera
Use the touch panel LCD for easy, fun operation.  Ultra wide angle lens gets more in your shot
Take this camera everywhere!  Full HD, cool scence modes and Smart AUTO make shooting a breeze!
Value in price but not in features.  The HS SYSTEM, full HD Video in a small, compact frame, five colors
Feature Call Out
Touch Panel, F2 lens, HS SYSTEM, HD Video, Movie Digest, Smart AUTO
Slim and Sexy! Ultra compact, and  ultra wide angle, HD Video, HS SYSTEM, Movie Digest
Value price, HD Video, HS SYSTEM, Movie Digest, Smart AUTO


Shoot in Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24 fps for up to 14 min. 53 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in HD (1280 x 720) at 24 fps for up to 21 min. and 23 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in VGA (640 x 480) at 30 fps for up to 46 min. and 46 sec. or 4GB per clip and QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 2 hours 23 min. and 41 sec. or 4GB per clip.

Super Slow Motion Movie

Record your clips in high speed (approx. 240fps), and then watch your videos in slow motion.

Canon Helps You Get Great Quality Easily.
4x Optical Zoom with a Wide-Angle lens (28Ð112mm) Optical Image Stabilizer and a 3.0-inch PureColor System LCD.

The PowerShot ELPH 100 HS digital camera has the tools you need to photograph every moment in crisp, clear Canon quality. From wide-angle to telephoto, the 28mm Wide-Angle 4x Optical Zoom Lens lets you capture more into every shot. The Optical Image Stabilizer will also help keep all your images steady.

The big and bright 3.0-inch PureColor System LCD screen lets you see everything easily, so whether you're trying to frame a shot or just reviewing your images, Canon helps you get the best image every time.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 Screen
3.0-inch PureColor System LCD screen

3.0-inch PureColor System LCD screen

Easily Turn Your Memories into Videos.
Movie Digest Mode records a short video clip right before shooting a still image and then combines one day's worth of clips into one video.

Putting together a video containing highlights from family vacations, important occasions and other special events is now easier than you might imagine. Using the Movie Digest Mode, you can have the camera automatically record a short video clip (up to approximately 4 seconds) every time you shoot a still image. The camera will then combine an entire day's worth of clips into a single video. No editing required Ð Movie Digest Mode does all the work, so you can sit back and enjoy your video!

Add some Fun to Your Photos!
New scene modes, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome, add an artistic look to your photos.

Add some vintage nostalgia with Toy Camera Effect. Toy Camera Effect recreates this look by darkening the edges to make them appear is if they were photographed through a pinhole lens and adding contrast.

Monochrome lets you sway away from the usual black & white combination. Now you can choose from three single-toned effects: Black & White, Sepia or Blue to really give your photos the effect you're looking for.

Product Description

Canon's 4928001 PowerShot ELPH 100 HS Gray 12MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Zoom and 3.0 In. LCD Display is what you need to add that creative edge. Canon's HS SYSTEM takes the frustration out of low light shooting. The system delivers clear, blur-free shots with the ambiance intact, and frees you from the sometimes unwanted effects of using the flash. Beautiful low light shots are possible at both low and high ISO speeds, and the dynamic range is expanded to retain maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas. It features Full 1080p HD video for exceptional quality and keeps footage stabilized with Dynamic IS.

What's in the box

PowerShot ELPH 100 HS Body
Battery Pack NB-4L
Battery Charger CB-2LV
Wrist Strap WS-DC11
AV Cable AVC-400
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

In contrast, this Canon, points and shoots without delays. The photo quality is good. The software is also very compatible with what I already had on my computer and easy… Read more ›
Have had the camera a little while and absolutely love it. Pictures are fantastic! It travels well as it fits in a pocket of slacks. Read more ›
Camera takes good pictures and is easy to use. Pretty much point and shoot. Read more ›
Bought this about 6 months ago for my 15 year old daughter and she loves it. She has taken hundreds if not thousands of pictures and videos and the quality is pretty good. W… Read more ›
Pictures captured are good but videos recorded are even better. Nice color and pretty sleek. Read more ›
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Love Canon products. So simple and easy to use. Bought one several years ago, and got another for my husband. Read more ›
Easy to use, great resolution. Have recommended to several friends who have purchased the same or upgrades, with same satisfied results. Read more ›
Keep in mind, since this is not our main unit, we haven't tried to…However, I don't have any doubt that it would perform well for anyone using this as their only camera. Read more ›
I use this camera to take about 200 pictures a day (I sell online). It's easy to use, and does nice quality pictures. I like the ease of use and big screen on the back. Read more ›
The pictures are clear, there are many different settings to take pictures, even in the high speed burst setting the pictures are…the low light setting is also amazing!! Read more ›
Lightweight, compact, beautifully styled, feels great in the hand, you can take it anywhere. The picture quality is very high, and the controls are simple to use. No… Read more ›
Button placement makes sense. Instructions and controls are easy to understand. Very clear pictures. Read more ›
For an inexperienced camera user like myself, the auto setting is AMAZING and so helpful. I only wish this camera hand a wrist strap because I'm a little clumsy and I've… Read more ›
You can take pictures where only one color stays or in black and white. My favorite setting is the vivid color setting. I love my camera and everyone should buy one like this! Read more ›
It takes great pictures and the controls are easy to understand. There's also a fun 'vintage camera feature' on this one that the older version didn't have which does the… Read more ›
Battery life is better than expected, and the video is excellent. The only downside I have found id the microphone for the video makes the wind sound louder than it really… Read more ›
I'm not very camera savvy and this one is perfect for me. The video is great too. Read more ›
No need to switch to video mode,…The sound recorded during video is okay as it is mono due to only a single microphone, but the picture quality of the video is excellent. Read more ›
It zooms in a lot and shows you if you are zooming in too much, that the quality might be compromised. Video works great too. It takes the standard card reader. Read more ›
The 100HS lacks some advanced features of more expensive cameras like…HD video works well also, the lens just won't zoom during the video but that's not a problem for us. Read more ›
The camera is incredible at this price. Pictures and videos are very good. I bought it for a vacation trip and took about 420 pictures and some videos until the lens got… Read more ›
Is a good camera, all the tiem, we used. The color is the best. Nosotros la recomendamos, es muy rapida Read more ›
I love the size, the slim profile, the picture taking quality (mistakes are fixed with Picasa software), etc. The hot pink color is great. I've had no issues with the… Read more ›
PROs: 1.The Colors are so vivid and brilliant. 2.In auto mode the advanced ELPH processor determines the best setting for the scene and brings out colors and lighting I… Read more ›
I tried working with it for a couple hours but…Poor color, everything is too bright & looks blown out, software doesn't actually work on Windows 7 even with their update. Read more ›
The pictures are great quality even in the dark and dull light. The colors are vivid and the screen is clear. The menu features are easy to use and the battery last long… Read more ›
This Canon model is compact and cute. The color is nice. But compared to the Panasonic model, ease of use is not as good and quality of pictures is disappointing. Read more ›
Great design,…The LCD screen is bright, crisp and large, interestingly the slow motion capture and playback is unique but does darken ONLY during filming, not playback. T… Read more ›
The quality of the pics are priceless. The camera was VERY easy to use and the big screen was a HUGE plus. I've never been more happy with a Canon camera, and this is my… Read more ›
The auto feature is pretty decent on this camera and will take good photos. The screen is huge and takes up most of the back face. I love the cheery bright orange color. Read more ›
The Canon PowerShot Elph 100 is a great camera with a…It has a big screen, it is easy to use, the picture quality is really good, it is slim and easily fits in your pocket. Read more ›
Almost too small. The screen is great (bigger than my old camera), but the buttons are miniscule! I got over that pretty quick, however, once I realized I could just pop… Read more ›
Very crisp images and very compact. Large screen is a plus if you like to share the pictures. I have to keep resetting the date and time for some reason. Read more ›
Nice features, easy to use. Not as clear a picture as I would like but for the price it does a good job. Small easy to tuck into your pocket book. Read more ›
This camera takes great pictures and is really easy to use! The price was great and we recived it very quicly. Thank you our daughter loves it! Read more ›
For the price this is a great camera. HD video. Read more ›
Needed a new up to date camera for personal use. I like it and find it easy to use and good value. Read more ›
Outstanding, pics without the flash are very true to the colors and works in low light better than I expected. Good Value. 'nuff said Read more ›
Easy to use right out of the box, takes great photos, hold a lot of pics as well. It was a great price so defiintely easy on the wallet. I use it to take family photos and… Read more ›
Controls are simple and well thought out. Zoom feature works well for what it does, but is not extremely powerful. If you want an easy to use, easy to carry, point and… Read more ›
The battery life seems to also be very satisfactory. The optical zoom is a nice feature, and works well. Digital zoom is useless and is just a marketing gimmick for all… Read more ›
Bought this camera for my granddaughter and now have to get myself a new one... love this camera the zoom is great the pictures come out excellent... love the pink color… Read more ›
Not true. Its digital zoom which was a HUGE disappointment for me. If you like zooming a lot, I wouldn't recommend this camera. Read more ›
This camera is very easy to use, has a lot of special features, an awesome zoom and just the right size. It take better pictures than my iphone! Read more ›
But Im very happy with this. Battery life is amazing and lets face it Pink is the best color :) The color doesnt chip off at all and the picture quality is great. Read more ›
This camera was great while on a three week trip through Europe. The camera takes great pictures and the battery life was outstanding. I was able to take hundreds of… Read more ›
Good Camera works good without any issues. Photos come good and battery is good too. Zoom, flash and different modes of image works fine too Read more ›
Battery is good for one trip. It recognizes the scene automatically (sunset,shade,flash etc...). Read more ›
I purchased extra batteries (which I haven't really needed) and extra memory cards to…The battery life is amazing, and the build quality has really held up to regular use. Read more ›
Battery life is very good. 760mh made in Japan. Read more ›
love this camera not only is it my favorite color but the slim small compact size is awesome and perfect.. pics come out extremely great.. Read more ›
GREAT pictures and movies. The size is good for putting in your pocket. Read more ›
This camera takes great photos, particularly in good light. Its compact size makes it easy to carry. The non-auto functions are a bit difficult to access in the menu. Read more ›
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If you just mash the shutter button all the way down trying to get a quick shot it's not quite so…Flash performance is decent and I have no complaints about white balance. Read more ›
Perfect size, and I love…I would say 99% of the time I'm able to leave the camera in auto mode, and it does what it needs to take a great picture (flash/no flash, etc.). Read more ›
I am very disappointed with the camera's performance. My pictures are not sharp and the flash seems to wash out people's faces. I previously had a Fugi camera and that took… Read more ›
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

955 of 979 people found the following review helpful By Bob Tobias #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on March 25, 2011
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase

With each generation, Canon makes the ELPH series easier to use and still get great results. Like it's predecessors, this one fits easily into your pocket (or the case I recommend toward the end of this review). That point alone may make this the best camera you own; having a $5k DSLR doesn't do you much good if you left it home because it wasn't worth the effort to lug it along.

However, unlike many other small cameras, this one does not sacrifice either features or quality. Well, it does give up on any reasonable manual control, things like setting shutter speed, lens aperture, ISO. What access you do have to that level of control is buried deep inside menus. It took Canon a while to realize that for most of us, if we wanted to fool with that kind of thing on a regular basis, we would be using a different camera. This camera is designed to leverage convenience over extreme control or nth degree quality.


It is a small camera and carries with it the baggage that comes with the convenience of having to carry so little baggage. (sorry, couldn't resist) None of the issues raised, given that they comes as part of the convenience trade-off made me consider anything other than the 5-star rating this camera deserves.

One issue with all small cameras is the built-in flash. They are all underpowered and create red eye. Both problems are caused by the need to keep the camera small; the flash needs to be small and positioned close to the lens. Canon addresses it by putting in some really good noise reduction so you (actually the camera) can shoot at a relatively high ISO in low light allowing for a faster shutter speed. The result is an image that is both low noise and not blurry.
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242 of 252 people found the following review helpful By george bancks on March 18, 2011
Color Name: Orange Verified Purchase
Just received my Canon ELPH 100 HS {orange} and I absolutely love it. The camera boots up almost instantly. Installed a 16GB SDHC class 10 card and now have 5000+ 12MB photo capacity or 60 minutes for HD video. The image stabilization at max digital zoom 4X4/16x works great! The camera easily fits in my pocket and is very light @ ~5 ounces.

The Canon's Digic 4 processor & CMOS sensor make this camera truly point and shoot. By default it automatically selects the light level, shaking, target focus, shutter speed, flash/noflash and ISO to pick the optimal scene type. Perfect pictures virtually every time when button is correctly pressed 1/2 way (1) before fully in (2) for photo shot. But be sure to get a class 10 card for the best video.

The only 2 minor problems I believe are:
1) It comes with a 700 mAh 3.7 Volt battery instead of the 1400 mAh 3.7 OEM version which doubles it run-time for 230 photos to almost 500 pictures per charge. This is easily fixed when ordering additional batteries just get the larger mAh capacity ones.
2) The CameraWindow transfer software doesn't automatically delete pictures after they are transferred. Some people like this as not to delete photos improperly transferred.(I do not). Some camera blogs suggest a quick format after transfer is the way to quickly delete photos/video after successful transfer.

However, this is the best point and shoot camera I have used and I still think it's a 5 star camera @ $199 MSRP.
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130 of 137 people found the following review helpful By Tuan Thach on April 5, 2011
Color Name: Grey
The product description for the Canon 100 HS and the 300 HS are very similar and it appears to be mostly just the wide angle and zoom. I compared the two cameras in the store and preferred the look and feel of the grey 100 HS. Only when I was testing the camera did I realize that the 100 HS does not allow you to zoom while shooting video. Another missing feature of the 100 HS is the smart auto scene detection is not active when shooting video. If you don't care about video, save $50 on the 100 HS otherwise get the 300 HS. I exchanged mine and love the 300 HS.
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188 of 203 people found the following review helpful By Sawyern on March 19, 2011
Color Name: Grey
I normally use a Nikon D50 which takes great photos, Im no professional but really enjoy taking pictures of my toddler. Well he broke my Nikon and I sent to see if it could be fixed but wanted to point and shoot because they come in really handy! I reviewed what felt like a million cameras, I touched them and felt them and shot pictures with them and hated every single one! I hadnt seen this one online (cause there werent any reviews) but I went to Shutterbug and they had it, I tried it out and loved it! I've had it for a few weeks and I use it everyday! Pictures always turn out amazing! Our house kinda has crappy lighting and its a major problem with pictures, this camera takes the best pictures by far! (not super grainy looking like others) I also wanted to camera that shoots video. I dont use it to shoot professional quality video but Im impressed! Alot better then my last point and shoot. Also my video does autofocus on video mode, so the other viewer might have had a faulty one cause mine does great. I wasnt looking to spend $200 but I'd do it again in a heart beat!

powers on so quick
Picture quality
Picture speed (amazing)
low light pictures

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60 of 63 people found the following review helpful By P. Schmidt TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 8, 2011
Color Name: Grey
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I have a bunch of digital cameras, from older-and-low-resolution-but-still-useful to newer and fancy. Most but not all have been from Canon, since in my evaluations they have the best all around combination of quality company, support, features, build quality, price, user interface, etc. In the middle of my has been my trusty Canon PowerShot A510, a camera I bought years ago for the sole purpose of quickly shooting images from projected slides (a project to create a quick catalog of slides I had stored in carousels). But over the years the old A510 has been starting to get a bit long in the tooth, although it still takes good everyday pictures and remains reliable enough.

I decided it was time to replace the A510 because I need to manually fiddle with the automatic lens cover mechanism, almost every time I turn the camera on, to get it to open fully.

I did not want to sped a lot of money, but I wanted something with a similar level of utility to the A510. After a lot of evaluating, I settled on the Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS. Like the A510, it has similar optics, and the zoom is also an optical 4X. The size in the hand is almost identical, although the new one is about half as thick.

One thing I always thought Canon did very well with their digital cameras is the user interface. And that interface was pretty consistent across their lineup, so that most functions were done the same way on all my Canons, using the same or at least very similar buttons and controls. The new ELPH 100 dispenses with the older tradition, and does some things differently.
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