Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS with 12x Optical Zoom and Built-In Wi-Fi(Purple)
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The Canon Powershot ELPH 360 HS Digital Camera is tiny, versatile and will fit in your pocket. The included Wi-Fi and NFC make it easy to share your greatest moments. Plus, with hybrid auto, creative shot, and story highlight modes, the creative options are endless.
From the Manufacturer
For the photo novice looking to save the magic moments that happen in everyday life, the stylish PowerShot ELPH 360 HS camera is slim enough to have with you when and where you need it. The 12x Optical Zoom can help capture a close-up of child's face on stage, or a wide image of the whole play and audience. Share those memories with friends and family easily thanks to built-in Wi-Fi* and NFC** capability. The 20.2 Megapixel*** CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4+ Image Processor help deliver detailed images, while Intelligent IS and Optical Image Stabilizer help the images remain sharp with minimal blur. Record unforgettable movies at 1080p Full HD resolution, and see the whole image on a clear 3.0-inch LCD screen to help ensure you have the picture you want. Hybrid Auto mode captures a short video of the seconds before you capture your image. The newly added Story Highlights mode combines your images and video, then adds appropriate effects to create a short movie of the best parts of your day.
* Compatible with iOS versions 7.1/8.4/9.0, Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
** Compatible with Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1.
*** Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
The PowerShot ELPH 360 HS camera features a 12x Optical Zoom so spectacular shots are within your reach. You'll love the flexibility it gives you when shooting with an amazing range of 25–300mm (35mm equivalent) in a slim, compact camera. Plus, the wide-angle lens captures an expansive image in each shot, adding depth, perspective and grandeur. Landscapes, city scenes, family shots and more all benefit from the extra width. Whether you're shooting wide group shots or zooming to the telephoto end, your images can be bright and clear.
It's easy to capture clear, steady images with select PowerShot cameras, even in low light without using a tripod. That's because these cameras are equipped with Canon's innovative Intelligent IS. The system automatically analyzes camera movement and applies the ideal shake correction method for the shooting situation – allowing you to focus on framing and capturing your shot. For stills, the system selects from Normal IS, Panning IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS and Tripod modes. When shooting video, the system selects from Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS and Active Tripod IS modes. Icons clearly mark the image stabilization mode, whether you're shooting still images or video.
|Still Image Shooting|
|Normal IS||Corrects for a wide range of camera movement when shooting stills.|
|Panning IS||Panning motion is detected so that IS does not interfere with desired camera movement.|
|Macro (Hybrid) IS||Corrects for shift-type camera shake, which typically occurs in macro (close-up) shooting.|
|Tripod||When tripod use is detected, the Image Stabilizer is stopped because it is not needed.|
|Dynamic IS||Effective for video shooting at wide-angle focal lengths, eliminating the unwanted shaking that typically occurs while walking.|
|Powered IS||Compensates for hand movement when shooting video at the telephoto end of the zoom range, where camera shake is magnified.|
|Macro (Hybrid) IS||Corrects for motion blur that is likely to occur when shooting video while walking. Also compensates for the shift-type camera shake common in macro shooting.|
|Active Tripod IS||When shooting video while using a tripod, the Image Stabilizer is active to compensate for slight camera shake.|
Built-in Wi-Fi technology helps provide on-the-go convenience when you want to share your photos and videos with friends and family. Easily post your images to social networking and media sites – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Google Drive – through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* directly from your PowerShot ELPH 360 HS camera, or save them to the online photo album to share anytime, anywhere. The camera can also connect directly to both compatible iOS** and Android devices***, and upload images via the free Canon Camera Connect app** without a computer. You can control the destination of your uploads to share with everyone or to select groups, and even add comments. Wi-Fi capability makes posting in real time possible, so you can keep everyone up to date with photos and video even as events unfold. Wi-Fi technology also allows you to transfer images to other Wi-Fi equipped PowerShot cameras or print your photos directly to a PictBridge (Wireless LAN) certified printer. Thanks to the newly added Wi-Fi Button, you can now connect in both Shooting mode and Playback mode for quick and easy operation. You can even turn on the camera and connect at the same time with just one press of the button, helping you get right to sharing and managing your files when you like.
The PowerShot ELPH 360 HS camera supports NFC (Near Field Communication) technology for fast connectivity with a single tap. Simply touch the NFC icon on your camera to your compatible Android device***, and the Canon Camera Connect app** will launch automatically for quick, easy sharing of your images. Built-in NFC technology also makes it simple to install the app. If the app hasn't been installed yet, once you touch the devices together for the first time, the download screen will display automatically.
The Image Sync Function allows you to wirelessly transfer photos and videos from the camera to a computer by using CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*. Through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY you can then access your photos and videos through a browser on your compatible smartphone**** to view and download.
With the built-in Wi-Fi on the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS camera, you can use your compatible smartphone or tablet** to remotely control the camera. Simply connect wirelessly to your device and access the free Canon Camera Connect app**. Your device will show a live image of the camera's capture – ideal for a commemorative group photo, wildlife shots and all kinds of situations. The camera's versatile 12x Optical Zoom, flash, self-timer and shutter are all under your control, with images being saved to your camera as usual.
* One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.
** Compatible with iOS versions 7.1/8.4/9.0, Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
*** Compatible with Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1.
**** With the download of the free Canon Online Photo Album app. The images and videos utilizing Image Sync can be viewed and downloaded with your smartphone or tablet within 30 days.
The PowerShot ELPH 360 HS camera employs a 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, which helps to deliver outstanding imaging performance and is optimized for use in compact cameras. Utilizing a sophisticated light-capturing design, it provides high sensitivity for improved high ISO capture with reduced noise. It is also designed to capture photos quickly and is capable of rapidly capturing and moving image data to the processor, enabling fast continuous shooting and autofocus.
* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
The Canon DIGIC 4+ Image Processor powers the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS camera's functions and capabilities, including Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot and Full HD video shooting. Its processing speed creates fast, responsive performance for a shooting experience that's easy and natural. The DIGIC 4+ Image Processor also enhances image quality in several ways. Processing of high ISO shots has been shortened by up to 60% compared to the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. This helps significantly reduce noise for brilliant color, smooth gradations and beautiful detail even in low light. The processor also allows for the integration of electronic Dynamic IS. This advanced system can compensate for multiple motion types, effectively preventing angular blur, shift blur and blur caused by parallel movement and tilt shift. The results are clear and sharp.
The slim, compact PowerShot ELPH 360 HS camera gives you the power to capture beautifully detailed, naturally lit images even in low light – helping to reduce the need for flash and the occasionally unwelcome effects it produces. That's because the camera's 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor works with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor to create the Canon HS SYSTEM, specifically engineered for spectacular low-light performance. With the Canon HS SYSTEM, you'll experience excellent tracking performance even in low light, and achieve gorgeous still image quality at ISO speeds up to ISO 3200; beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas.
* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Gorgeous high-definition video is yours throughout the camera's impressive zoom range, and starts immediately with a touch of the dedicated movie button. The PowerShot ELPH 360 HS camera captures Full HD video, for notably smooth, lifelike quality that is truly at home even on a large-screen HDTV. And now you can record in convenient MP4 format for easy online sharing.
The large, 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD screen makes it easy to both frame and review your shots. A resolution of approximately 461,000 dots helps makes small details clear, and images are viewable even from a wide angle so showing others what you've captured is easy, too.
The PowerShot ELPH 360 HS camera features Hybrid Auto, which records up to four seconds of video every time you shoot a still image, then automatically joins the clips and pictures* into a video that captures the essence of special days: vacations, important occasions or any time you're shooting many shots in a day. With Hybrid Auto, this “highlight reel” can be stunningly beautiful. Hybrid Auto automatically recognizes the scene and optimizes camera settings to help capture incredibly high image quality. The resulting 1080p Full HD video is properly exposed, crisp and steady.
* Pictures can be withheld from the resulting video via menu settings.
Not only is the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS camera a stylish powerhouse, the camera also enables you to easily create artistic images with Creative Shot mode. In Creative Shot mode, the camera captures the original composition, automatically produces and saves five additional copies of the image and uses advanced Canon technologies to apply any of 46 filter options based on the individual scene, subject and exposure. Filter choices are grouped into Retro, Monochrome, Special and Natural categories to make exploring the world of artistic photography fun and easy, or you can simply select Auto to access the full range of effects. With Creative Shot mode, the result can lead to stunning artistic photos that are ideal for sharing.
View your still images and video* as a fun short story with the Story Highlights feature on the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS camera. You can choose to have the camera make one automatically, creating a short video of approximately three minutes** according to date, event or people, or you can customize your Story Highlights reel for a fun, unique video. Story Highlights BGM lets you add background music (choose from three pre-loaded songs) to the clips that Story Highlights automatically generates for a new level of emotive expression. It's all done in camera, without the need for any additional software. Easily access and enjoy your Story Highlights – simply press the Story Highlights button to start creating your highlight album. The Story Highlights album can be saved to the camera's memory card for quick replay and also shared with the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS camera's built-in Wi-Fi.
* Videos must be shot in Hybrid Auto or Short Clip.
** Length of highlight video varies according to the photos and videos added to the Story Highlights album.
Most helpful customer reviews
234 of 238 people found the following review helpful.
STILL the best bang for the buck in compact point and shoots !!!
From a day one aspect, it does what it is supposed to do. This is my 3rd Canon ELPH, previous models being the 110 HS and 330 HS.
No discernable difference in picture quality when compared to my 330.
Zoom has greatly improved, and has a bit better image stabilization vs the 330. MP4 has replaced the aged MOV format for videos.
I am NOT a camera techie, and don't use half the features on this camera, but know a good picture when I see one, and one of the main things that impress me with the ELPH line is how great pictures and videos look when displayed on a large screen TV. That's the test for me... I've purchased other models that failed, and were returned.
It's true that today, many cellphones take WONDERFULL pictures and vids, but you are NOT going find the kind of zoom that point and shoots have. When on vacation, I'd have to say 50% of my pictures involve the use of the zoom lens. Actual cameras are still relevant in today's cellphone centric world (at least for the time being).
The REAL reason I upgraded this go around (my 330 is in excellent working condition) was that Canon FINALLY made MP4 the format for the 360's videos. Although previous versions took wonderful HD videos, you have no idea how frustrating it is to transfer a video to your phone, and having to convert it from MOV format first! Converting formats always involves a loss of quality, and I never understood why an Apple format had to be standard on a non-Apple device. MOV is an age old format and MP4 beats it hands down, and is playable on almost any PC or Android device.
Nit-picking... this model has a flimsier battery/card door, and using the Wi-Fi feature I had to use "manual" steps to do so, as the "auto" feature would recognize the device, but not connect.... not a big thing, but would be nice if it would connect to devices as easily as cellphones do these days.
Over all, I'm quite happy with the camera, and feel the ELPH series offer the best pictures and smallest size in the compact point and shoot category. If it didn't....I wouldn't be on my third model of the line. My first ELPH (110HS) is still working wonderfully 5 yrs later, the only reason I upgrade is for the improved features . I can't recommend this camera highly enough...it's GREAT.
A piece of good advice is when buying a case...look for a hard/semi hard "clamshell" type case. My ELPHs look and act pristine after years of use, because they are well protected when being carried or not in use. Pouch style cases won't protect your camera from bumps or accidental drops, which I have encountered many times, and have had no ill effects due to the clam shell cases superior protection.
Just got back from a Vegas trip, where this camera was use extensively. I had nose bleed seats at the T-Mobile Arena Guns n Roses concert. My 1080p cellphone camera could not capture stage action, as the low light filter does not work in zoom mode (all it could capture at full zoom was a blurry mess). Was able to get video with my HS 360 in zoom mode clear enough to actually capture facial expressions....GREAT video, from some of the worst seats in a 40,000 seat arena. How can you beat that from an ultra compact point and shoot? When filming in full HD, I was getting about 45 mins a battery (I took 2 extra). Low light ability is A LOT better than my Note 4's camera. In DAYLIGHT....my cellphone takes excellent pictures and video....at NIGHT....not so much. Glad I had this camera with me.
If you are taking pictures, expect to get 300+ to a battery charge....video, around 45-60 mins. Extra batteries are cheap and quite fast to change out when filming extensively....well worth the money.
132 of 137 people found the following review helpful.
Impressive Long-Distance Camera - If you don't want to see what you are shooting in the sunlight
So I have only used this camera a bit but thought I would put up a first impression post now, and I will update it in a month or so. I am not a professional photographer but my main camera is a Cannon EOS Rebel T3 Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (discontinued by manufacturer). I also have not fully read the instruction booklet yet either.
1) Small & Light Weight: One of my co-workers tossed the box holding the camera to me and didn’t think there was a camera inside of it.
2) Great Distance view: I will get a series of photographs I took during my lunch break from our back door. We are 0.7 miles from the cranes in the picture. I was able to get a good enough distance picture to read the manufacturers. I am not sure if I can do that on my Rebel T3 with just the normal lens.
3) Filter Settings: I have not gone through all the settings yet. However, there is a setting where the camera will take 3+ pictures and change the filter automatically. I just took a picture of the texture on the ceiling to test this and it was pretty neat.
1) The first thing I noticed while taking pictures outside is that it is hard to see what you are shooting in the display screen. I tried taking pictures in the shade and direct sun and in both instances I really had to struggle to see.
2) Close up images: I tried using this vs the camera in my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone to take pictures of my Beta Fish tank at work. I found that out of 8 attempted shots only 2 came out non-blurry while using the cannon. I have purchased the same SD card that I would use for my Rebel T3 so that should not cause the delay .
Overall so far I am happy. I am marking it at 4 for now but mattering how things change once I read the directions it might be lowered. If I am spending $200 on a camera I want it to work outside. I wanted this camera to ride in my purse on the go since I don’t always want to carry the bulky DSLR. SanDisk Extreme PRO 32GB UHS-I/U3 SDHC Flash Memory Card with up to 95MB/s- SDSDXPA-032G-AFFP
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful.
Great little pocket camera.
By Barnacle Bill The Sailor
Great little pocket camera. I own a Nikon DSLR. I own Sony mirrorless DSLR. And I own an iPhone 6. So why buy this pocket camera? I wanted something for backpacking. That pretty much excludes both DLSR's. Too heavy, too bulky, and too expensive to risk climbing mountains and slogging through bogs, crossing streams, or in sudden rain storms.
What about the iPhone? It's OK for shots maybe 5 to 20 feet away but, a lot of the shots you want to take while backpacking are going to be very long distance and the iPhone has no zoom. Also while these little point and shoot cameras with small sensors can't do low light like a larger DSLR sensor, they are worlds better than the tiny sensors in a phone.
This camera in contrast to options like a DLSR or iPhone.....
1.) Is very small and comfortable to carry in a cargo pocket.
2.) Is very light which is a huge consideration when backpacking.
3.) Is very quick to deploy because it's handy in a pocket rather than in my backpack. You don't miss shots.
4.) Speed is very good. It boots up fast. And the zoom is responsive.
5.) Focusing is good.
6.) The 12X zoom is a very usable range and the lens is decent.
7.) The optical image stabilization is very effective for both still and video photography. Important with a camera this small.
8.) The 3 inch display is very usable.
9.) Letting sensors and software control exposure, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO make the controls simple and fast to use. Important in a camera this small when speed matters. Fumbling through menus when a bear crosses the trail may mean you miss the shot. Wildlife is notoriously uncooperative with photography. It's almost like they don't care.
10.) WiFi is easy to use and fast. It works great to transfer a few photos to an iPhone so you can share with friends. It's also great when taking selfies if I'm out on the trail solo and there's not another person for miles. Just put the camera on a mini tripod, fire up the Canon Camera Connect app on my iPhone and frame the shot using the display on my phone then hit the shutter button when I'm ready. I've only tried it to about 20 feet but it gets me shots I couldn't get otherwise. Not sure what the maximum range is.
11.) Eco mode boosts battery life from 180 to 250 shots. Important when you're in the wilderness for a week.
The shortcomings of a pocket camera.....
1.) The sensor and lens are just not going to compete with a DSLR. Not in light gathering. Not in distortion.
2.) This is not a ruggedized camera. It is susceptible to water damage from rain or taking a dunk in a river. My cheap solution was a plastic Ziploc sandwich bag and a little felt lined pouch. So far, not one scratch.
3.) The flash does more harm than good 99% of the time. I keep it toggled off and only turn it on when I want it for a specific shot.
4.) The small size is a double edged sword. I'm a fairly big guy so, the miniaturization and light weight comes at the expense of controls that are right at the bleeding edge of what I can tolerate for ergonomics. A woman or anyone with smaller hands would no doubt find the tiny controls easier to live with. But, I have to say that Canon did a great job with the design decisions for the physical controls as well as the software on this credit card sized camera. It's just that there's only so much you can do at this size. Grabbing an SLR is just more comfy.
All in all, I'm very happy with this Canon product. It is very well designed for what it is and I'll probably carry this on vacations even when backpacking is not involved. For instance, going out to dinner I don't want to lug a 3 lb SLR. I also wouldn't leave an SLR in a bag on a beach in a tourist trap. Ya can't ride a roller coaster with an SLR, etc. etc. etc.
To get significantly more than this model, you'd have to step up to the $400 price range or roughly double the cost for a Canon, Sony, or Nikon point and shoot. What you get for that money with say, the Canon SX730 HS is exactly the same 1/2.3" backlit CMOS 20 megapixel sensor. You get upgraded image processing hardware and software, DIGIC 6 vs DIGIC 4+ in this camera. You get the same size view finder at 3" but with 922,000 pixels rather than the 461,000 pixels of this camera. Not sure the additional pixel density nets you much in a 3" screen. The screen also flips up for selfies but that's not a feature I'd ever use. Especially when Canon gives you the Camera Connect App that turns your phone into a remote control with a screen to frame a shot, a much better solution.
You get a 40X optical zoom for $400 rather than the 12X range of this Elph 360. But that sort of extreme zoom can be a mixed blessing. It becomes very susceptible to shake at 40X as well as distortion. And if you really need a longer range, the Elph 360 has a 4X digital zoom. Considering it also has a 20 megapixel sensor which I consider a bit ridiculous, digital zoom actually becomes useful. If you're at the 12X optical zoom limit and you use digital zoom to double it to 24X, you still have a 10 megapixel image. Double it again to 48X and you still have a 5 megapixel image. That's good enough for an 8X10 print or tablet / computer viewing. I've included photos of a shed and a hydrangea at 4 different zooms. 1.) No zoom. 2.) 12X optical. 3.) 24X using digital zoom. 4.) 48X using digital zoom. As you can see, the digital zoom is usable if not exactly optimal.
The lens on the SX730 HS is very slightly faster at F 3.3 vs F 3.6. You get full manual controls which is more usable with the larger size body. And finally, the weight doubles from 5 oz to 10 oz and the size more than doubles to 17 cu in from 8 cu in. The additional size may actually be the biggest reason for me to upgrade. It may be more comfortable to use.
Is the upgrade in specs of a SX730 HS worth doubling the price to $400 and more weight / size? It wasn't for me. I think the Elph 360 HS hits the sweet spot for a compact camera of usability, performance, size, and price. I have much better cameras if I want to use them. This is a quick grab-n-go camera for those times when you can't or don't want to lug around a better camera. And it's plenty good enough for me. The increased price doesn't add enough value to justify itself for me.