Extremely small camera, Metal body, Plenty of built-in memory
The Nikon Coolpix S02 is designed to be used when out with friends etc. It's small enough to carry around in your pocket or bag and you'd barely even know it was there. Smart phone users aren't likely to see much of an appeal though as you can't upload to the web straight away - if there was built-in Wi-Fi then it would be a fantastic camera for those who want to upload their pictures onto Facebook before they get home. The camera is made of metal, looks stylish and comes in a number of colours.
Excellent video quality
I bought this just to have a point & shoot still camera for my vacation. I bought it because it was bright blue & uses the type of card I liked. It worked fine. Didn't think too much one way or the other. (I couldn't figure out all the settings, but I didn't try too long either)
My friends & I decided to make a video & I said I'll bring my camera and act as the VJ (I'm camera shy). I had no idea how good the picture was until I transferred it to my computer. I was literally shocked.
In this price point, image quality is above average
The good news is that Canon has been steadily dropping the price on the PowerShot ELPH 115, which means that if you shop around, you may be able to find it for quite a bit below the MSRP. In that case, the ELPH 115's drawbacks are much easier to deal with for a beginning photographer.
With a very nice touch screen, a well-designed body, and excellent photo quality
While it provides one of the best touch-screen experiences in its class and the compact body is quite comfortable to shoot with, the Canon EOS M's disappointing performance and blah feature set make it less attractive than competitors.
Touch-screen interface, Full 1080p HD Movie mode
In conclusion it is the picture quality that counts however, and we were pleasantly surprised and impressed with the output from the EOS M. If you want EOS quality, yet from a smaller form factor, whilst not perfect in every single regard (and which "first attempt" ever is?), this camera can deliver.
Small size, High-build quality
Despite being very late to the CSC market, Canon has managed to produce a camera that isn't too far off the pace in many respects, and it should give the Nikon J2 a serious run for its money.
Thanks to the combination of the 18MP APS-C format CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 processor and the high-quality EF-M 18-55mm kits lens, the M is capable of producing superb quality images that even outperform those taken on the Canon 650D EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II mounted.
Responsive touchscreen interface
The Canon EOS M is one of the most capable and easy to use CSCs we've tested. It's also a very well specified camera, with plenty to keep both entry-level and more experienced users happy. Image quality is some of the best we've yet seen in a CSC and certainly a match for many DSLRs. What really sets the EOS M apart from its rivals though is the fantastically responsive touchscreen interface, which is by some distance the best in its class.
Image quality is DSLR-matching
The Canon EOS M delivers on the image quality front, but is otherwise ultimately a let down. It's late to the compact system camera game and fails to offer anything truly special. It's expensive, autofocus is a step behind its competitors, it's not possible to add an electronic viewfinder, there's no built-in flash and the new EF-M lens mount only offers two current lenses. No word of a future lenses map as yet either.
Theoretically better image quality
Though it isn't immediately obvious that this is a touch screen model until you discover that a flick of finger and thumb will enlarge a portion of an image as on your phone, the sense here is that Canon, rather than deliver a breakthrough product has competently delivered enough to get it in the game, with real innovation to follow.
Very easy to use for beginner photographers
Looking for SLR-like image quality in a compact body? The EOS M offers the best of both worlds, with the added benefit of interchangeable lenses. However, its sluggish autofocus may deter point-and-shoot upgraders.
Suffice to say, the EOS M had so much potential to disrupt the ILC market. Unfortunately, it doesn't stand out enough for us to wholeheartedly recommend it over other, more nippy models in its class.
Delivers razor sharp pics
If we've an overriding sense that comes from using the 18 megapixel EOS M it is that Canon has delivered a well-built, competent product without it being one that is especially breakthrough or overtly exciting.
There's no built in Wi-Fi, nor is there news that Canon is developing its own range of 'apps' with which to customise the camera or its output, for example.
I have had Samsung digital cameras in the past, and prefer them over most other brands for ease of use. I purchased this one when our older Samsung was passed on to our son.
the price on this is fantastic. Compared to other cameras, even other Samsungs, with the same specifications, this is a bargain.
Small and thin. If you want something 'meaty' that you can hold with both hands, this is not the camera for you.
Poor image quality overall
For those who absolutely must own a AA-powered camera, you could do worse than the Canon PowerShot A1300. We like the small optical viewfinder, especially how it actually magnifies along with optical zoom. The oversized battery compartment has the side effect of creating a thick right hand grip, which compensates for the poorly-designed buttons on the rear panel.
Optical viewfinder, Images have really good colour reproduction
The A1300 is an easy to use, pocketable budget compact camera which even has an optical viewfinder. Images produced have excellent colour reproduction which will look great when sharing them on sites like Facebook. Detail isn't good enough for large prints, but there are a number of creative modes available to help you take unique pictures. The camera is also easy to use, with built-in help guides if you do get stuck.
Cheaper model and is easy to use
Looking at the features on offer, apart from the viewfinder the Canon Powershot A1300 does not really stand out from the crowd. Where it is strong is when it comes to the quality of the pictures it takes. So if you are looking for a reliable picture taker with a low price tag this camera is a good choice. The big downside is the time it takes to take photos using flash. Therefore if you see yourself using flash a lot this camera is best avoided.
Very impressive continuous shooting, Poor image quality
The best way to purchase the E1410SW is therefore with a discount. At $160 this camera is competitive in price, but not in performance. Should you stumble across a deal of some kind, something that involves buying the camera for, say, less than $100, that will be a good value. Otherwise there are just too many other options out there.
iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations
The GE E1410SW is a very powerful ultra-compact digicam. Featuring a 10x optical zoom lens, 14-Megapixel CMOS imaging sensor, powerful burst modes and full 1080p video capture, you will not find another camera with these features in this price range.
The best pocket-sized Canon yet
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.
Very Nice Camera
I do like this camera a lot. It takes great still images and has some cool features. BUT I REALLY REALLY like zooming in optically and having autofocus during video. So I think I may return it to the store and buy the other Elph 300 HS or some other camera. I don't know :(. If you don't mind not having autofocusing during video and have digital zoom during video then this camera is just for you.
Small Size, Low Noise But Soft Photos, No Digital Zoom in 3:2
I concluded that there is a price paid for the compactness and low-light capabilities of this camera. Other cameras that are a bit bigger may be better suited for those who are looking for a primary camera. For family and office events, I have my other Canons and my Nikon D90 SLR to use, so I do not have to rely only on the ELPH 100 HS. If a compact Canon ELPH is nevertheless desired, I would suggest that a 300 HS for about $50 more should be considered.
A breezy user experience
Point-and-shoots tend to concern themselves with extra features to stand out from the dozens of choices. Touchscreens, long zoom-ranges, share buttons, and special effects are all well and dandy, but the Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS (MSRP $199) succeeds where it actually matters: excellent image quality, a breezy user experience, and a very reasonable price.
A simple to use point and shoot camera that takes better than expected pictures
There's not a great deal here that we haven't already witnessed on the Canon IXUS 220 HS, and apart from a bigger screen and a lower price tag for this IXUS 115 HS, the two cameras are pretty much two tempting peas in the same tight pod. So, if getting one of the best value 'bang for your buck' deals is heavy among your considerations then the 115 HS delivers on that impressively, and on each of our star ratings receives a score comparable with its IXUS 220 HS big brother.
Super-slim stylish compact design
For an entry level model, the ELPH 100 HS / IXUS 115 HS has a huge amount to offer. Not to be underestimated is that it's an ELPH / IXUS, so it's well built, looks stunning and is super-compact. Its 4x zoom range is nothing more than adequate, but if you don't go in for panoramic landscapes or wildlife photography, that will be no loss and 4x is good enough to help frame the vast majority of 'everyday' shots.
High quality images
The IXUS 115HS is a fine example of a why the IXUS line has proved to be such a smash all these years, and with the High Sensitivity sensor Canon seems determined to prove that the camera is as much about its images as it is its sleek design.
Its diminutive body and the high-sensitivity capabilities makes the IXUS a fine contender for a camera to take on a night out, but getting the balance right between style and operation is tricky, and the streamlined body is sadly only friendly for...
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