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.
Love this Camera!
I received this camera for Christmas a year ago and I am loving this camera. I just learned new features of it, so now I can take even better photos with this camera. It may be expensive, but it is totally worth the money. It may not have the same features as a DSLR, but it works like one if you know the different features of it. There are some tricks and tips to taking a photo like a pro without the DSLR quality, but works just as great. Canon has got to be the best camera quality from all brands.
February 4, 2014
Very disappointed after being a canon loyal customer for years, and even though my previous one sd1100 got ruined very easily when accidentally the lens opened and my hand happened to be in front of it so it was gone...I still got a new canon which is the elph 100 hs which takes very ok pictures in the day light but once we hit the dark the flash is way too week to light up faces so the pictures tend to be too dark...also it requires a very long press to take the picture which is annoying when you stop same stranger to take a photo of you cause usually you end up bothering them by trying and failing to take the picture
January 4, 2014
I loved this camera alto i had troule with red eyes
February 13, 2013
Very good, surprisingly so
Bought this because I wanted a small, easily portable camera that would fit in the rear pocket of a cyclist's jersey..and wouldn't be so expensive that I wouldn't carry it in case I had a crash.
Well it fits that bill brilliantly. And it also takes surprisingly good pictures. Lots of flexibility in spite of not having Av or Tv capability, which I wasn't looking for.
The low light/high ISO performance is really a stunner. I was hoping ISO 400 would be usable, well ISO 1600 is useable, and even ISO 3200 is acceptable at times!
I had an ELPH 500 HS previously. It was a little too big for my purposes and I ended up not liking the touch screen interface. I was also a bit disappointed with its image quality, odd noise or noise reduction artifacs. The ELPH 100 HS IQ is significantly better. Same sensor, same processor, only difference is the lens. Go figure.
Inexpensive, small, high quality. A no-brainer.
January 24, 2013