The Canon ELPH LT is an Advanced Photography System camera. Yes it really is a film camera even though ti doesn't look like it.

I have this great little camera I have used many years, It is a Canon Elph LT. A little point and shoot APS analog camera at its best. I have carried it around in my pocket so much all the corners are burnished down to black; like little photo corners. APS (Advanced Photographic Systems) is yet another brainy Idea from Kodak. Kodak paid a research company some very serious money to look into how and what is the size most people take negatives to print. They found out 97% of prints are made 4×6. So to make a very long and expensive story short; they concluded Jane and John Doe would spend more money to make more prints with smaller negatives. Wow! and the cameras are still very expensive. I guess it is like with drug companies “We must re coop the money we spent on research…”

I got mine at a yard sale for 50 cents some years ago. When I first started using The ELPH, people thought it was a digital camera. Sometimes after I took a shot, people would ask me to show them the photograph. There are lots of cool features built into this little pocket wonder. I like the little spring action door lens cover; it really keeps the pocket lent and coins from damaging the lens. It has a super sharp little 23mm Canon lens. The camera will shoot in three different frame feature on one roll: C, H, P, Prints come in 4×6″ (classical), 4×7″ (HDTV) and 4×12″ (panoramic). Classical means “crop the sides,” while panoramic means “crop the top and bottom.” The form-factor is recorded when you take the picture, but you can override your choice when reprinting. After the film has been shot and exposed it is all rolled back into the cassette. The shots from this camera are not for grand blow ups, but it is a pretty good little pocket point and shoot.

written by blue-dog on 2009-09-23 in #reviews #advanced-photography-system #canon #canon-elph #aps #canon-elph-lt-aps #panorama #panoramic


  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Wow great results for such price !

  2. dogma
    dogma ·

    Interesting :)

  3. netsrik
    netsrik ·

    Nice! 8 is funny :) Looks like a nice cam!

  4. alpacaangel
    alpacaangel ·

    love the hotdog stand shot and the pale almost green complexion on the doll

  5. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Thank you for the likes and taking the time to make nice comments..

  6. juliette82
    juliette82 ·

    I just found this camera and some 200 Kodak film in my house. My questions are a) is that the right film for this camera? and b) do regular camera shops develop this kind of film?
    Great photos by the way!

More Interesting Articles

  • Photo Stories: Kīlauea - Volcanic Eruption by russellmcbride

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-06-07 in #world #locations
    Photo Stories: Kīlauea - Volcanic Eruption by russellmcbride

    Venturing into an area when there's volcanic activity is a feat that can only be either courageous or foolish. One thing's for sure, though, it's the kind of experience that not many people share and—should one escape unscathed, like russellmcbride and his friend—a highly rewarding one at that.

  • Pushing Boundaries: So I Heard You Like Multiple Exposures

    written by Amber Valentine on 2015-04-11 in #world #tipster
    Pushing Boundaries: So I Heard You Like Multiple Exposures

    My name is Amber Valentine and I have a confession to make: I’m not really a photographer. I have a website full of photographs, a bookshelf full of cameras, film waiting to be developed, and a wall full of framed pictures I’ve taken. Even so, I don’t really consider myself a photographer per se. I think that Lomography is more about the experimentation and the fun of film than it is about the photography, and that experimentation is part of the reason I have embraced Lomography so.

  • Lomo Essentials: Movie-Inspired Photography

    written by kenaz on 2015-08-03 in #gear #lifestyle
    Lomo Essentials: Movie-Inspired Photography

    With its long-noosed lens and striking profile, the Belair 6-12 City Slicker is a movie camera look-alike. The resemblance doesn’t end there.

  • Shop News

    Fuji Instax Wide 300

    Fuji Instax Wide 300

    Shoot wider and bigger with this new instax camera that has film format twice the size of the instax mini films!

  • Shift School Paris Photo Competition: The Winners

    written by efrost on 2014-11-05 in #competitions
    Shift School Paris Photo Competition: The Winners

    It looks like it’s time to get out the cameras and pack your bags. Together with the Shift School Dresden, we offered amazing prizes, including an insider trip to Paris, where you can take part in photography courses and visit the world-famous Paris Photo Tradeshow. Of course, there’s also a ton of Lomography prizes at stake like cameras, accessories and film so that the winner can capture memories from the trip on film. And now to announce the winners!

  • Thinking Out of the Box with the Holga Out of the Box Competition

    written by givesmehell on 2015-05-18 in #world #competitions
    Thinking Out of the Box with the Holga Out of the Box Competition

    One of the best things about film photography, especially with cameras like the Holga and Lomography cameras, is getting creative with it! TCC Photo is hosting a competition to stoke the creativity out of film photographers everywhere and urge participants to think out of the box!

  • Vintage Gallery: Aged Daguerreotypes

    written by kenaz on 2015-08-02 in #world #lifestyle
    Vintage Gallery: Aged Daguerreotypes

    Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre's invention made possible photography that is literally and figuratively one of a kind. For every shot fired, the photographer can only do one print. And though the marred by stains, a daguerreotype has the long-lived charm of a museum relic.

  • Shop News

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!

  • Falling In Love With The LC-A 120

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-04-06 in #gear #reviews
    Falling In Love With The LC-A 120

    There are quite a few perks that come with working for a film photography company, and the best perk of all is testing out the latest cameras. I can remember buying my LC-A back in 2009 and being really inspired to shoot film again. When the LC-A 120 came along, I couldn't wait to try it out around London. Join me as I test out this super medium format beauty.

  • Taking Close-Up Photos with the Petzval Lens and a Pentacon Six

    written by pearlgirl77 on 2015-01-22 in #gear #tipster
    Taking Close-Up Photos with the Petzval Lens and a Pentacon Six

    A Petzval Lens fit for medium format would be amazing, but unfortunately there isn’t an adapter by Canon for the Pentacon Six. The distance between the film and lens also doesn’t leave much room for experimentation, and only close-up shots are possible.

  • Spin & Win For Valentine's Treats - Play For a Chance To Win Up To 30% Off!

    written by shhquiet on 2015-01-30 in #news
    Spin & Win For Valentine's Treats - Play For a Chance To Win Up To 30% Off!

    The season of love is upon us — chocolate hearts, crimson roses and overly priced greeting cards! Wait a second, that doesn’t sound right. Let’s try that again, ahem, “The season of love is upon us — sexy cameras, excellent accessories and sublime photos!” That’s more like it.

  • Shop News

    Standard Photo Development Services

    Standard Photo Development Services

    Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)

  • A Salute to the Masters: R.I.P. (A Tribute to George Krause)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-06-20 in #world #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: R.I.P. (A Tribute to George Krause)

    This article is dedicated to the multifaceted American photographer George Krause and to his series depicting funeral monuments realized between 1962 and 1963. I was able to know about this series thanks to an important essay on photography written by former Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Director of Photography, John Szarkowski. For this tribute, I loaded my trusty Praktica camera with a roll of Ilford film and took a series of photos in the Monumental Cemetery in my city, Como. Take a look!

  • Vintage Gallery: Villa Bonnier Autochromes

    written by kenaz on 2015-08-27 in #world #lifestyle
    Vintage Gallery: Villa Bonnier Autochromes

    Autochrome was one of the first strides toward color photography. The combination of potato starch grains and silver bromide produces a cloudy cast that makes buildings like Villa Bonnier look even more intriguing.

  • Viewing the World of the Canon EOS 88

    written by whimsicalgrid on 2015-01-18 in #reviews
    Viewing the World of the Canon EOS 88

    The Canon EOS 88, also known as EOS 3000, is an analogue 35mm SLR camera introduced in 1999. This is a camera that you would want to pick up. The reasons are described as below.