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Canon - PowerShot ELPH 190 20.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Red

Take stunning photos with this Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 digital camera, which features a 20.0-megapixel sensor and extensive ISO and aperture ranges to easily adapt to your shooting environment.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Battery charger (CB-2LF)
    • Battery pack (NB-11L)
    • Owner's manual
    • PowerShot ELPH 190 20.0-Megapixel Digital Camera
    • Wrist strap (WS-800)

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (551 out of 595)

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    Features


    20.0-megapixel CCD

    Captures high-resolution images up to 5152 x 3864 pixels.

    10x optical/4x digital zoom

    For precision zooming and accuracy.

    2.7" LCD

    Makes viewing and navigating easy.

    Optical image stabilizer

    Reduces image blur caused by camera shake and vibration. ISO up to 1600 for improved image capture in low-light conditions.

    Wide selection of shooting modes

    Includes P, auto, portrait, face self-timer, low light, fish-eye effect, miniature effect, toy camera effect, monochrome, super vivid, poster effect, fireworks and long shutter.

    Built-in flash

    Includes auto, on, slow sync and off modes.

    Easy sharing

    Compatible with PictBridge-enabled printers to print photos without a PC.

    Multicard slot supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card formats

    Store more photos!

    Find compatible memory cards in our Memory Card Finder.

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Allows wireless image and video transfer to compatible mobile devices, select social networking sites and your Wi-Fi enabled computer.

    Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication)

    Quickly pair with a compatible Android device for versatile shooting options


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 595 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great point and shoot camera

      Posted
      olvertroy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      I have used this camera multiple times since purchase and it takes great photos for a point and shoot camera. My only complaint is the charging system, which requires you to take the battery out and plug it into the proprietary battery charging system. I had thought that you could use the usb data cable and plug it in to charge, but that will not work. This requires you to bring that additional accessory along with you or have multiple batteries, which usually isn't too big of a deal. Aside from that one issue, this item is definitely a good purchase. There are relatively few point and shoot cameras in this price range that also boast the 20 megapixel resolution that this does. -- This review allows only for photos to be uploaded with 5 mb or less of image size and the majority of the images that I have shot with this range between 7 mb and 12 mb, so I found 2 photos that were under this file size that were shot with the camera. They are definitely not the best ones that were shot, but may help. These were literally the only 2 I had that were under or equal to 5 mb.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Nice point and shoot camera with a few issues.

      Posted
      JimC
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      Camera is light, small, and fits nice in pocket. Starts up quickly. Most of the time in ‘Auto’ mode most of the features seem to work just fine. It finds faces, focuses, and tracks them well. Changes to ‘Macro’ for close ups. White balance under different lights keep whites white. The WiFi has not connected. Have tried twice about a half hour each time before giving up. The memory card fits slot on computer and that works just fine. My old camera has a dial to set basic ’Program’ settings; mountain, portrait, low light, fireworks, vivd color, etc… This camera you have to use the screen and ‘function’ button and then up, down, left, or right function to get to common program modes. Some settings are saved so with one button push you can get back to last setting, others are reset back to factory. My issue is the ‘mountain’ program setting which I use very often. First, it is not saved and you have to go thru about five button pushes to reset it. Second, the focus is not locked at ‘infinity’, its range is from 9 feet to infinity. Which means it keeps focusing on near objects. From inside my deck doors I know have many pictures of a deck railing in focus an out of focus deer in yard. Also from car I have an in focus guardrail and out of focus bear with cubs in field. There is a work around for the focus issue that takes only a few seconds but sometimes you just don’t have the time to push shutter half way and make sure it focuses on main subject; mountain setting should not need to find subject to focus.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good basic camera, but software not user friendly

      Posted
      DiverDoug
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      This camera is a good basic camera. Takes a good picture, even in low light. The shutter lag is a little annoying. I have several premium DSLR cameras that record the frame the instant the shutter button is depressed. This camera has some lag, resulting in missed action shots. But it is compact and lightweight and easy to travel with, which is why I bought it. And, the price was great. Battery life is limited - you will need a second battery if you are going to take many pictures (50 or more) on one charge. Setting up the software for external communication is NOT USER FRIENDLY. I ended up going to Google for further explanations. In the end I can use my cellphone as a control device. Great, but so what? Finally, photo/video transfer by removing the chip and inserting into a computer is the ONLY way to transfer data. Any other means is just too slow!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great for the Price

      Posted
      mswhizz
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      I purchased this camera last minute simply because I was leaving on a cruise and couldn’t find my camera. Knowing that the misplaced camera will eventually turn up, I didn’t want to spend a lot but also wanted a decent camera for my trip and this fit the bill. It is smaller and lighter than the camera I can’t find at the moment which I enjoyed but it’s features are a little harder to access because they are somewhat buried in menus. It worked great as a point and shoot even without the additional features. I took the book with me but never got around to reading it. I played around and managed to find the settings I wanted but am sure it does way more if I would take the time to learn about it. I do like the 10X zoom and got some great pictures so all in all, I am pleased. I deducted one star simply because I prefer my other camera that has a dial for commonly used settings like macro, scenery etc so that you don’t have to waste time navigating thru menus.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      GREAT PORTABLE CAMERA

      Posted
      JoeyT
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Ok, so a few things regarding this camera. I really loved how compact it was and easy to take anywhere. It shot nice photos and the wifi transfers were super easy. I do wish they had different colors with the wifi capability but blue is all I saw available. Great point and shoot camera that I would recommend to anyone. The only thing I did not like was it did not have a panoramic shot setting!! I like to take photos of nature and things so it was something I really wished it had. It was quick to shoot photos and adjusted well but I really couldn't live without panoramic shots so that's why I couldn't stay with just this one. I'm not an avid photographer but I do like having that option. If you can live without panoramic shots then I totally recommend this camera.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Simple Small Point & Shoot

      Posted
      Vegaz
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      I needed something small for a quick point and shoot. I already have a DSLR and wanted to use this a on the go camera for photos, but mostly for videos. Very light weight and simple to use. The zoom makes a lot of noise and is slow when recording. Focus can take some time before it fully focuses on subject. Great photo quality and video is at 720 not 1080. If it is, never found out how to change it (and I'm used to changing the quality formats on several devices). Good for your money if you just need to a small simple camera for quick shots. Fits easily in your pocket and in your hand. Would recommend for buying a camera for someone needing a camera to take on vacation or what not for a great price. But personally I would not recommend if they can afford something more higher quality. **Returned the camera due to it having streaks in the photos and videos from lights.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Compact, BUT very powerful camera !!!

      Posted
      Hardiware
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      I have a large collection of DSLR and compact cameras. One of the top items I consider is quick focus and ability to take pictures very quick before the moment is gone. This is one of the best compact camera that does both. I never miss a shot of great moments. I just have to turn it on and within less than a second, i am already shooting. Great buy for the price. The wifi is awesome function. You can try those cameras before buying at Best Buy camera center (hope they are fully charged). They have quick and great auto focus. Great for trips rather than carrying a DSLR.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      ELPH 190 Very Nice Except for Macro Setting

      Posted
      MrAl
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      This camera is pretty nice and takes nice pictures but there is one slight problem. When you turn the camera off it remembers some settings but does not remember them all. Thus if i have to take a Macro shot, i have to go into the menu and scroll to the Macro setting EVERY time i turn the camera on. Unfortunate for me i use the Macro a lot so it is nuts. Everything else is very good about the camera however, takes nice pictures, a little better than my older A3100IS Canon. Zoom is better, wide angle is better, Movie picture size is larger and file format is smaller so less bytes for a movie. it would be the perfect camera if it remembered the Macro setting. I would recommend it to anyone that does not take a lot of Macro shots for sure.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about stabilizer , sensor, price and performance. Editors are less positive about flash and viewfinder. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 87/100 = Very good quality.
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