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Canon - PowerShot ELPH 360 20.2-Megapixel Digital Camera - Purple-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 412 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Camera for Travel

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    dranreb
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    This camera is small and lightweight. It easily fits in a pants pocket or purse (even a very small purse). I was very happy with how easy it was to carry around and use when traveling. I wish it came with a case though. The large, bright screen makes it easy to compose pictures. Anyone familiar with the Canon Rebel series would find the menus on this camera similar and easy to use. The camera gives you a lot of control in manual settings, but I also found the AUTO mode to be quite effective for most of my needs. I am very impressed with the photo quality, especially the accuracy of colors, like a blue sky. (I have seen other cameras "wash out" a blue sky but not this camera.) The camera also does an excellent job in scenes with high contrast. The photos come out great and require little or no editing. Battery life is excellent and I like that the charger does not have a cord. One less cord to drag around. The charger's prongs fold up, too, so it is very portable. One minor complaint is that I wish the lens had a wider angle in order to take more impressive landscape photos. Another complaint, which causes me to knock one star off the rating, is that the wifi is very clunky. It requires you to download an app onto your computer and sign up for a Canon image service. I would have expected to only need to download an app. Not create some kind of account. The wifi is a useless feature to me and I am happy to continue putting the SD card into my computer or printer slot. Overall this was a great purchase and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a very portable little camera that has a good zoom and takes great pictures. It is good for travel because it does a great job in a variety of shots, whether you are taking landscape photos, close-ups, or photos of people. I brought this camera along on a trip where I also used my iPhone 6s for some pictures. The Canon ELPH 360 took better pictures, hands-down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not work on Windows 10

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    Harry
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    I purchased this wonderful camera on February 15, 2019. I downloaded the required software and then spent about 3 hours trying to get the Camera connected to my computer. I then went on-line and downloaded the 157 page used guide but the chapter for connecting to a computer was for Windows 7 users. Canon customer service told me that the Camera worked perfectly on windows 7 but there are problems with windows 10. They blamed the problem on windows 10 but their camera was "perfect". The person asked me to make a number of changes (adjustments) to my computer so that the camera could upload pictures. I had no idea what I was doing but I was told that my adjustments would not hurt my computer or prevent any other software from operating correctly. The Camera still didn't work after about an hour of discussions and making computer changes. I was told that I could use a USB cable but I could still use Wi-Fi. I was told that sometimes it takes about 50 or more tries to connect the camera to a computer that uses windows 10. Each try takes about 5 minutes. Forget it. I returned the Camera on February 18th. I question Canon's comment that the Camera works perfectly on windows 7 - you can't even purchase a computer that uses windows 7. Why does Cannon continue to sell this? Why don't they pull it from the shelves. And why doesn't Best Buy, Amazon, and other vendors inform their customers that Wi-Fi only works on Windows 7. What a colossal waste of time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Value for the Money

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    TallBill
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    I previously had a PowerShot SX120, and this camera (PowerShot ELPH 360 HS) has all of the same features and much more. It does lack a true manual mode, however (allowing the user to set shutter speed and aperture manually). The control buttons on the back are flush with the case, making the camera somewhat difficult to use in very dim light conditions. As with all point-and-shoot cameras that have no viewfinder, the display will be hard to see in direct sunlight. It has a lens cover that opens and closes automatically, which prevents losing a separate lens cap. The camera has connectors on the right side for USB AV out and HDMI interfaces, but they are covered by a cheap plastic cover that is difficult to get open until you file off the catches a little bit. The Li-Ion battery is small (only 800 mAh), and I have not yet determined exactly how long it will last (the manual claims 180 pix). I have only used the USB port to transfer pictures directly to my computer without going through an online service. I have not tried setting up the Wi-Fi interface yet to see if it would be easier to use. This camera has both High Speed Burst mode (about 7.2 pix per second) that will group the pictures and Continuous Shooting Drive Mode, which allows pictures to be taken continuously while the shutter button is held depressed (about 2.5 pix per second; pictures are NOT grouped).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Use and Easy to Carry

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    LoneBiker
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    I have several PowerShot SX's and I like them. But I've been cycling a lot lately and I wanted something smaller and lighter. I didn't expect to find it to have almost twice the Megapixels as my last SX so that was a pleasant surprise. If you're use to using PowerShot then the User Interface is about the same thing. Design choices come down to compromises. I would have preferred a screen that tilts up but I like getting so much picture taking power in something smaller than my hand with a good image stabilizer capability. I really like being able to carry this little guy around my neck or tucked into a little gadget bag on the bike. I haven't considered mounting it on the bike because I think that the vibrations may be a little harsh for it. I like to stop to take a drink and shoot a few pictures and then attach the images to my ride maps on MyMaps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Canon did it again!

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    Geekmaster92
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    Great product! I've owned a few ELPH cameras through the years and this one is as great as the others! Good features for a $210 point-and-shoot camera. Smartphone cameras are catching up in quality BUT Point-and-Shoot cameras are still better because they have a physical zoom lens. This camera has great photo quality, burst mode at about 7 shots a second, good low-light images, decent battery life(Make sure you have at least 2 spare batteries if you're going to be taking photos all day. And it's small and slim which it will easily fit in a pocket or in a small case with spare batteries attached to a belt loop. Overall, a great compact camera. I definitely recommend the ELPH 360 HS over the ELPH 180 or 190 BECAUSE of the HS system, image stabilization(Especially when recording video) It's definitely worth the extra $40 or so. Canon has definitely dominated this market for years and will likely continue to do so for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    no USB port

    Posted
    gira
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    This camera has nowhere to plug in a USB cable. So you can't move the photos onto your computer with a USB cord. You have to use wifi to do it wirelessly with the faulty, unreliable Canon software to get your photos off of this camera. And you need to register with Canon and fumble through a clumsy installation process before you can do that. That also requires that you have wifi available to you when you want to do the transfer - not just to install the software but also every time you move photos from your camera to a computer. I guess many people don't care, but that can be problematic depending on where you're traveling, and at home I'm wondering if it adds to data consumption. And the software for transferring the photos doesn't even work right, so I'll probably end up pulling out the SD card and using a card reader instead to transfer the photos. This is frustrating because the camera otherwise is pretty good. It's friendly to use, with the necessary features. It's a decent cheap point-and-shoot. I just really don't like this nonsense about not having a port to plug a cable into. That's a deal breaker, the way I see it. I can't imagine how many pennies they shaved off the price by leaving off such a basic component.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Old PowerShot ELPH was better quality construction

    Posted
    AppraiserMike
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    Bought this camera to replace my old PowerShot ELPH SD 1400 IS. I was extremely satisfied with my old camera, but after 10 years she is now on her last legs. Ordered the Canon - PowerShot ELPH 360 20.2-Megapixel Digital Camera on line and was quite disappointed with the construction quality of this newer version. The new model has a cheap plastic body and the design is boxy and clunky compared to the older, sleeker, better quality metal cased PowerShot. No doubt the photo quality is as good or better than the older version, but then again, so are cell phone cameras. I happen to need a small, heavy duty pocket sized camera for work and my cell phone doesn't fit the bill. I returned the Canon - PowerShot ELPH 360 20.2-Megapixel Digital Camera and am still looking for a rugged, well constructed compact camera to replace my old PowerShot.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera for Every Day Use

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    JenQuinn
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    I'm a Real Estate Appraiser and use this camera every day. I take anywhere between 100 and 400 photos per day, depending on my schedule, and this camera does not disappoint. It takes crisp, clear and detailed photos. My only complaint about it is that I cannot get it to connect directly to my computer to upload the photos. I have to take out the memory card and use the card reader for transfer. I have the last generation of this camera as well, and it connects to my PC just fine. This one simply will not see my computer on the network. I have been unable to get any kind of tech support help from Canon as there is no topic relating to this in their help files. So, that's my only frustrating complaint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just an "Ok" camera

    Posted
    Lionpsu
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    The Canon - PowerShot ELPH 360 20.2-Megapixel Digital Camera for the value of the camera is a decent, user-friendly point and shoot camera. This camera features 20 mexapixels which the majority of the photos taken are very clear and high quality. In addition, I appreciate the decent 3"color LED screen which makes taking and viewing back photos easier on the eyes. In addition, this phone features a nice built in stabilizer to help if you have shaky hands when taking a photograph as well as built-in-auto flash to help with a variety of photo settings you may take photographs in. Fair price for the quality of the camera and the camera does take nice, quality photographs. I feel that this camera is fairly easy to use and operate and I would recommend this Canon brand camera to others who are in the market for a new camera that is overall inexpensive and easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Convenient digital camera

    Posted
    Silver
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    The Canon ELPH 360 digital camera is convenient to carry, sturdy and yields quality images. The camera has many settings that add little to a point and shoot camera. The advanced technology will be of interested and value to some users who will spend the time of master the somewhat complex directions. For me, a pocket camera is superior to my iPhone allowing greater control over framing of the scene. The Flash is superior to my previous Canon camera. The ease of transferring images to a printer or a computer is important to me. My pre-teen grandchildren can use the camera without fear of damage but the complexity of the settings eludes them. This is not a camera for sports events but an excellent choice for travelers and family events.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Point & Shoot Camera

    Posted
    Kainoy
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    I purchased this camera to replace my Nikon Coolpix that started to malfunction. It was a debate between purchasing another Nikon or give Canon a try. So glad that I chose this Canon ELPH 360. I read several of the reviews that were posted on this site and was able to obtain enough information to make my final decision. Prior to purchasing I visited a Best Buy store to get a true feel for this product. I used my new Canon for a trip to Disney World in Orlando. It's super easy to use(just point & shoot) and takes great photos. I ordered the purple color and the color is exactly as pictured. My order was placed online and the process was quick and simple. The camera arrived in the promised time frame and in good condition. Very happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not good for interior photos.

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    cploudre
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    I am a real estate appraiser and use this camera constantly for interior and exterior photos. The interior photos are a bit grainy and the lens constantly picks up dust orbs more than any other camera I have used. Doesn't take good pics in low light and I have to sometimes press the shutter button several times to even get it to take the pictures. It will not take a picture no matter what the setting in an attic because of the low light. I was standing in an attic for awhile trying to get the camera to take the picture and it wouldn't. I finally had to use my phone to get the picture. This is the first time I have ever used a Cannon and will go back to Sony. Sony cameras work much better for what I use them for.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb Little Camera

    Posted
    Tony
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    I purchased the Canon PowerShot ELPH-360 camera for my daughter who just had a baby. I have always been a huge Canon fan, having owned Canon film cameras (Cine and 35 mm SLRs) as well as, more recently, a Canon 60D DSLR. She was looking for a compact camera with good resolution and video capability. The ELPH-360 scores on both counts. The 20.2 megapixel resolution is outstanding for a small “point-and-shoot” and the LCD display is bright and clear. The camera is also able to capture full HD video at over 7 frames per second. It also features WiFi and NFC capability for seamless image sharing. In short, this little Canon is a great starter camera at a very reasonable price. I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun point and shoot camera

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    DeeDee
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    I love taking pictures and had a Canon 300 for my point and shoot camera, but I lost it so thought I would try the Canon 360 because of the good reviews. And really liked the Canon 300 better. It was much easier to use and when you would take pictures on the VIVID they didn't look FAKE. Today I went taking pictures of the changing of the leaves and Used the vivid and also the regular. The Vivid looks so fake. I was disappointed because I had to delete over 1/2 my pictures. However This camera dose take good CLEAR pictures. I am sharing 2 pictures. One of the regular setting and one on Vivid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Basic Starter

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    ToyReviewer
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    This camera was purchased to record YouTube Toy opening and reviews. We didn't want to spend too much since we've invested in a camera for photographing already. So we opted for a simple, compact camera with video capabilities for our toy reviews. So far so good, except my only complaint would be the battery life. I'm used to having my Canon Rebel Eos Xs and rarely ever having to charge it, but this requires a charge with every use it seems. Other than that, it's simple, easy to use and love the auto settings it comes with! Wish the wrist strap had a safety strap to tighten since it is such a sleek camera, I've almost lost it to a pond.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good clarity and nice zoom

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    AntiAR
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    Nice camera. I have a big Nikon, and a waterproof Nikon. Was not at all happy with the waterproof Nikon as the photos were never crystal clear. I like to take a small camera with me on walks as you never know when a photo opp might arise. This camera fits my needs and I had Best Buy gift certificates to use. Used the movie function once, in an auditorium and it turned out good. Negatives - doesn't come with a usb cable for downloads and the battery doesn't last as long as the ones with my Nikons.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't go wrong with Canon

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    biorkis
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    I am a photographer part time and for hobby. I have a DSLR and all the gear, but sometimes, I doln't want to or don't have the means to lug around my camera bag (day trips, family events, etc.). Enter the ELPH. It is very compact. You can easily stick it in your pocket or small bag, but has great photo quality. Other great features are the WIFI and NFC for connecting to my phone for control or transferring files. The rechargeable batter is a big plus as well. I don't have to carry around extra AAs. Love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's ok

    Posted
    Nikki
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    I purchased this camera after reading the reviews and it seemed like the perfect choice for me. It takes good pictures, BUT it is so slow. I specifically got this for when I go in labor and was trying it out at my kids birthday. Very disappointed that it took so long to snap a quick pic. A friend I had not seen in over 20 years came to the party and we took a few pics or so I thought. Went home excited to view all of them and most pics did not turn out. Friends had even been taking photos and 4 people had made comments on how slow it was. I will be returning this, as it has been used only 2 times and I want to be sure my labor is captured for lifetime memories.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good camera for most purposes

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    dg44
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    I have now purchased 4 of these cameras because they provide good resolution of photographs and have a small size that makes them easy to carry along during almost any activity. They do quite well on close-up photos as well as distance photos. The 12x zoom is sufficient for most purposes. Weaknesses include that they don't do well at zooming in for a close-up photo, and the ones I've had have tended to develop problems after two years of use. Overall, a very good camera, reasonably priced, that is easy to use for obtaining excellent photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall pretty great

    Posted
    Bbbbb
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    Bought this camera before going on trip to Europe, very glad I did. My pictures turned out better then my phone would have attempted. I liked most how easy and quick it was to set up for a picture, none of that wait 10-15 secs for a shot. Took well over 600 pictures in 2.5 days. The zoom was amazing, was able to zoom all the way up the top of some giant churches and still get a clear picture. Only complaint is the camera doesn't plug into charge, have to take the battery out and plug into an adapter that plugs into AC or the wall outlet.

    I would recommend this to a friend