Canon Powershot ELPH 190 IS Review

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS Digital Camera (Blue)...
  • This sleek Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 is a slim, beautiful digital camera that takes stunning...
  • The PowerShot ELPH 190 IS camera's DIGIC 4+ Image Processor features accelerated processing speed to...
  • 10x Optical Zoom allows for adequate magnification while the 20.0 Megapixel CCD Sensor preserves...

Canon Powershot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS Digital Camera (Blue)...

Specifications​​​​​

  • 20 megapixel 1/2.3” CCD sensor
  • 10x optical zoom
  • Maximum aperture f/3.0-f/6.9
  • Shutter speed 15 secs to 1/2000
  • ISO 100-1600
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Macro focusing to 1 cm
  • .8 fps burst
  • 720p video at 25 fps
  • 2.7” LCD
  • Includes Wi-fi
  • Li-ion battery rated at 190 shots
  • Release Date: 2016-01-05

TheCanon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS is an affordable $159–but expect to get what you pay for. The 2016 budget camera offers wi-fi and an expanded zoom range over the older ELPH 160, but still stands as a pretty basic camera. The sensor size is average for the category, but it’s the cheaper CCD type.

Low-light photos won’t be the best with a maximum ISO of 1600 and a f3-f6.9 lens. The camera is also pretty slow, with a burst speed of just .8.Video is a low resolution 720p and a low frame rate of 25 fps. So what does the 190 offer? The 10x optical zoom is a nice feature.

Wi-fi will now pair it with a smartphone, though we’d really need to take a hands-on look to see if there’s a significant difference in image quality over using a smartphone’s built-in camera. If you need a small camera on a budget, the 190 certainly sits at an affordable price point.

It offers a nice 10x optical zoom and wi-fi, but not much else. Canon has spent most of their energy developing high-end cameras (as they should be), and their compact cameras have only shown small updates.