Canon ELPH - Point & Shoot / Zoom camera - APS - lens: 24 mm - 48 mm - black, metallic silver Reviews
Average Customer Rating - 3.7 out of 5 stars18 customer reviews
Great Size, But Totally Unreliable, August 14, 2000
Yes, the dreaded "H" problem. Happens so often and ruins enough picture, you want to throw it out the window. Great size, great zoom, but an unwelcome adventure everytime you necessitate to reload film. Clearly a design flaw that really frustrates.
Owning this camera tripled the number of photos I take, October 19, 1999
The Elph is a great snapshot camera. I own a 35mm SLR as powerfully -- but I never have it with me. The Elph is so small I appropriate it everywhere, with the result that I take several more pictures! It's trivial to use and the picture quality is great for a point'n'shoot camera -- it's definitely manage to pull some good photos out of difficult situations. I'd recommend this model over the non-zoom models, because I've found have the zoom helps a lot, especially with APS (which you don't want to enlarge too much).
The one and only things that could make this better are a wider zoom range, and support for mid-roll change. But with or without those, the Elph have become one of my essential pieces of electronics!
Great but costly way to take pictures, November 7, 1999
The APS system is the closing gasp for film photography. I hold used this camera for over two years and have had excellent results near two provisos. One, battery life tend to be short. A small battery is required to power numerous automatic and manual functions. Number two, you salary a very hefty premium for compactness and convenience.
DO NOY BUY THIS CAMERA, February 18, 2000
This camera looses when you put in a tentative roll of film. And, it happened to me near two seperate Cannon Elph's. The display shows a flashing "H" and you can't take any pictures. In the manual it say you just have to bring the battery out to fix this problem. Most of the time the film get ruined and when you take the battery out the date take reset. I would not buy another Elph camera. It irks me that Canon obviously knew going on for this problem when they put the camera on the market (since they describe it in their manual) but chose to supply a defective product.
Great Little Camera, May 12, 2000
I love my Elph. I picked it out for a birthday present and have never been disappointed. I own never had the 'H' problem described. I have taken it on two trips to Mexico, it's small size and reliability verbs to impress me. Being pocket sized it has captured so masses "once in a lifetime" first steps, smiles for my boys that I probably would have missed near a larger, hang around my neck camera. 3 friends enjoy purchased Elphs after seeing mine, and I bought an Elph (different model) for my mom for Mother's Day. Highly recommend.
This camera has some serious problems., February 6, 2001
I have experienced the dreaded "flashing H" problem more or less 7 times (based on my usage of this camera this translate into a dissapointing 15% failure rate!!). What happens is that after inserting exotic film it goes to the unwind phase and after the H flashes on the LED display. I have been competent to fix the problem a couple of time by fiddling with the battery (shoving it surrounded by and out a couple of times). Otherwise the whole role of film is shrunken. This is a very serious problem. The camera failed on several occasion where I really need to bring pictures. Ever since this happened, I always fetch back up disposable camera. This shouldnt be necessary when you buy a camera (Its really a big ploy!)
Great Camera - It Has Changed My Life!!, October 1, 2001
I received this camera as a gift and it is just fantastic! I hold experienced the dreaded 'H' problem twice, but only during the first couple of times I changed a roll of film. I did not lose any pictures, and it have not happenend since.
I took this camera on vacation, and the pictures came out fantastic - I own also used this camera to take pictures at the beach and they come out only just like postcards.
It is so small and light that I in a minute bring it everywhere and have taken more pictures in the later year than in my entire life. The single thing that I would change is to own a bit more powerful zoom lens. I have since given this model to two friends and they enjoy it as much as I hold.
LOVED it! -- while it lasted..., October 13, 2003
I received my Elph as a gift within 1999. Shortly afterward I took it on vacation. It was so glib to use; I could switch film while riding a bike! I got basically about to the end of the third roll of picture when the "dreaded H" reared its ugly organizer. Following the manual's advice, I took out the battery, replaced it, and... it rewound/exposed the total roll. Since it was under warranty, we took it to the camera shop to own it repaired. The owner told us he got this problem with Elphs greatly, and if we had this problem again, we'd be better off purchasing a brand new, different camera than paying to have it fixed.
While it worked, I took the best photos of my life... crisp, clear, gorgeous!
I used that camera in need a problem until early this year when the "H" returned. For a while I was competent to reset it. Then it started eating brand-new rolls of film.
Part of me really wishes to buy another one because it took such great pictures and was so fun to use. But the practical side of me thinks it's an awful lot of money to spend on a disposable camera.
A Great "Cute" Little Camera, February 21, 2000
I bought this camera chiefly for it's small size and ease of use. I spent hours comparing and I am very pleased next to my final choice. Buy the Elph2, it is more rugged than the Elph and also does not have the pop up flash(this breaks very easily) It works outstandingly well if you wear it on your belt, I recently go to NYC on a school trip and everybody loved its small size.
It's a good camera., July 7, 2001
It's three and a partly inches wide and one inch deep.It have no shutter speed at all. The flash will break easy. Ours broke when it wouldn`t come out and we pulled to thorny and it broke and all that it does is stays open no issue what. At some stores it it comes with a camera strap. It takes really accurate photos too. The zoom lens go as far as 24-48mm. When you press the silver button two lights go on right by the attitude finder witch are colored orange and green. A good piece is that you get to choose if you want to put the titel or the date on the photo. Its a good camera buy it!
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