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5.0 out of 5 stars Canon ELPH 100 HS -- U R going to luv it, March 18, 2011
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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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Initial post: Apr 8, 2011 10:59:50 AM PDT
R. Forsuk says:
When I contacted a Canon Rep, they said that the only battery pack the camera could take was the 700mAh 3.7 Volt Battery. I wasn't convinced they were telling the truth though. Have you been using your ELPH 100 HS for awhile now with the 1400 mAh 3.7? If so, what's the link to the battery you bought? My only concern is for the health and well-being of my new camera.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2011 9:13:22 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2011 7:05:29 PM PDT
R. Forsuk says:
Are these batteries compatible with the canon's in-box charger, too?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 29, 2011 4:20:02 AM PDT
Trish O says:
I have had 3 elphs in 6 yrs with the first lasting approx 4 yrs the last 2 I threw away this morning. I will consider some other brand next. I think they have lost their quality and don't care if they last any period of time. I use a camera lots in my business and need one to be reliable. The newer ones only last the warranty period.

Hope you like it in 2 yrs or 6 months.

wooder

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 5:38:44 PM PDT
John T. Kooz says:
Sweet. Thanks for the 16gb sd card detail (will it take 32gb??). This will replace my current canon (3 years old, but still qual 8 mp) and likely replace the bloggie touch (8gb of recording) I dont' need a digital camera at present (other one still works even though battery casing is falling off, but tape works), but this looks like next ugprade.

Posted on Oct 1, 2011 12:45:09 PM PDT
Michelle says:
Thank you for the information on the memory card. That was just the information I needed to make my decision on which camera to get.

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 10:46:55 AM PDT
zombie says:
In the menu where you can delete individual pictures right after you take them, is there a "delete all" feature there instead of reformatting the memory card after the transfer??

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2012 11:09:24 AM PDT
D. Musicant says:
Have you experienced actually 2x the capacity using that presumably 1400 mah battery? Anecdotal, actually tested? And does it charge OK using the Canon supplied charger?
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