Canon Elph 110 HS Camera Review

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my camera.  For a point-and-shoot, it takes really nice pictures.  And it wasn’t really all that expensive.  I’ve definitely gotten plenty of use out of it.  It’s the Canon PowerShot Elph 110 HS.

Amazon's stock photo.  I can't take a picture of my own camera.
Amazon’s stock photo. I can’t take a picture of my camera while I’m holding my camera.

Truth be told, I don’t know all that much about cameras, so I’m just going to list the camera specs on here from the Amazon page:

  • 16.1 effective megapixel, 1/2.3-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • 3-inch TFT PureColor system LCD with wide-viewing angle
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • Full 1080p HD video with stereo sound and dedicated movie button
  • 24mm wide-angle lens (5x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 20x combined zoom) with optical image stabilizer

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Canon
  • Model: 6039B001
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 16.1 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CMOS
  • Optical zoom: 5 x
  • Minimum focal length: 24 millimeters
  • Maximum focal length: 120 mm
  • Display Size: 3 inches
  • Image types: JPEG
  • Viewfinder Type: fixed LCD
  • Width: 6.00 inches
  • Height: 2.00 inches
  • Weight: 0.85 pounds

If all that means something to you, great.  The only thing I knew about when I bought it was that Canon was a good name, 16.1 megapixels was pretty high for that price, and Ashton Kutcher looked especially adorable in the commercials!  I really don’t know much more than that now.  I skimmed through the book and it does a bunch of awesome things, like that trick where one thing is focused in and the rest are out of focus?  Or color accent – where an entire picture is black and white except for one color?  This camera produces those effects.

It also does video…as you regular readers know, the baby is almost 4, and I have had a blast taking videos of her over the years as she’s grown.  I don’t have a good smartphone, so I take all my videos with the camera.  The picture and sound quality are very good for a point-and-shoot camera.

Another really cool feature is face recognition. You can program 12 people into it, and then it will search for those faces when you tell it to look for someone in particular.  Especially convenient if you break up with someone and don’t want to go through all of your pictures one by one to delete his ugly face.

I try not to play with the settings too much.  It worked so good right out of the box with the default settings that I’m afraid I will screw it up if I play with them!  It does have a “reset to default” settings option, though, so I may start playing around a little.

It comes with a rechargeable battery.  I love this feature.  I was always the mom at the school event that has to ask another mom if they have batteries…because my camera’s batteries died.  I bought an extra rechargeable battery when I got the camera and haven’t had that problem since.  The other moms aren’t afraid to sit next to me anymore.

Now, we get to the fun part.  I get to show you some of the pictures this camera takes.  Some of you know that I also do Virtual Assistant work, and I sell images with blog posts, so I take pictures of random things everywhere, because you never know when one will go with an article.  Check these out.  None of them have been edited any more than being resized and cropped so that if any of you are a creepo, you won’t be able to tell where I live.

Nutella Dip my daughter made *Note to self - have her make it again!*
Nutella Dip my daughter made *Note to self – have her make it again!*

Notice that the camera even catches the fingerprints on the cooktop stove.  This was taken in artificial light and wasn’t anything we planned on showing anyone.

Cupcakes I made
Cupcakes I made

The cupcake picture was taken with the flash off – you can see how well it captures shadows and natural light

Shoes that I was selling on eBay
Shoes that I was selling on eBay

I love how well my camera captures the shine in this shoe.

The place I grew up...looks like a scene from Little House On The Prairie, doesn't it?
The place I grew up…looks like a scene from Little House On The Prairie, doesn’t it?

In this one, you can see how well it does with distance.

A random tree stump.
A random tree stump.

Look how detailed the fuzzy dandelions are.

My mom's bleeding heart plant.
My mom’s bleeding heart plant.

I like how the focus is on the flowers and the rest is blurry.

A goat from my daughter's field trip to the farm.  Because, it's a goat.
A goat from my daughter’s field trip to the farm. Because, it’s a goat.
Fall in upstate NY.  So pretty.  Check out how blue the sky is!
Fall in upstate NY. So pretty. Check out how blue the sky is!


  1. Ty

    October 20, 2014 at 11:24 am
    Great review! I've been looking for a point and shoot for quite some time now and this one looks perfect. I think all of your photos came out beautifully, especially the one of the goat.
  2. Calvin

    December 19, 2017 at 2:08 pm
    Canon makes such quality cameras. I have a dslr from them

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