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Canon S110 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12.1MP 5x May 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Ten industry awards
Limited battery life
Poor connectivity
74 Reviews + 10 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Ten Industry Awards

This Canon digital camera has received ten awards from experts.

The writers at websites Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews, Camera Labs, Akam.no and Alphr.com all recommend this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The authors at three additional expert review sites all thought that this camera was excellent and gave it their highest award. This Canon camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Digitaltrends.com, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com.

The authors at review websites PhotographyBlog.com and Lydogbilde.no both strongly endorse this Canon digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirty-three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine this low megapixel camera has an overall expert rating of 83 out of 100. This means that camera experts think this digital camera is one of the better cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Good Owner Reviews

S110 owners on average rated this camera 80%. Over 72% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Excellent Brand

Based on 34,684 owner and expert reviews (including 1,256 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Poor Connectivity

Two customers said that it did not have gps. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “It doesn't have built-in GPS, although Canon have pr” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they still rated the product 4 stars out of 5.


Power

Limited Battery Life

Five people agreed that this digital camera did not have a good battery life. Website Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Limited battery life”. Website Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “Battery life could be better” in their review of this digital camera although they scored the Canon S110 80 out of 100. Pocket-Lint.com said on expert review site Pocket Lint “The S110’s Wi-Fi implementation is poor and battery life isn’t great.” yet they still scored the product 4 stars out of 5.


Features

Good Technical Features

Three owners agreed that the Canon S110 had good features. Ephotozine.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Ephotozine five years ago “It's pocket-sized, yet packs many features including full manual controls, Wi-Fi” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Alphr.com wrote in their review of this digital camera in the same month “Top-quality stills and video, plus a hatful of features – our new favourite compact camera” . Expert website Imaging-Resource.com said “It's the fourth iteration of a series that has always performed admirably, offering enthusiast-friendly features in”.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact Body Easily Slips in a Pocket

Twenty-nine owners thought this digital camera was compact. Website Imaging Resource.com wrote four years ago “Compact body easily slips in a pocket”. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Digital Versus “Canon has followed-up the sleek, seductive little S100 expert compact with a model that's almost identical apart from its new touchscreen”. Cameralabs.com said on expert website Camera Labs “Canon PowerShot S110 review The Canon PowerShot S110 is an advanced compact aimed at enthusiasts looking for DSLR levels of control”.

Six people reckoned that this digital camera was lightweight. Website Newegg.com wrote “Very lightweight for a 15" screen”. They also mentioned “Lightweight for a 15" ultrabook” in their review. And also wrote “Fast processor, fast and spacious SSD, crisp large screen, lightweight for its size, sleek design”.

Four customers who purchased it concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Four years ago website Newegg.com said “Excellent battery life, 6 hours of heavy use” in their review of this digital camera. Peter O'connell he wrote in his review of this digital camera “1) the torch is heavy and when attached to the casing”. Antoine gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “Many tend to feel intimidated and shy away whilst others "strike a pose" on seeing some bulky dSlR pointed at them”.

Three customers agreed that it was a good body shape. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au said “Canon's PowerShot S110 is a relatively minor update to the PowerShot S100 with a slightly redesigned body plus the addition of a touch screen monitor” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Antoine scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote “The tactile finish on the body makes the camera easy to hold without fearing that the camera might slip” in his review of this digital camera. He also said “As already mentioned, this is also key for street photography where fast focus and discrete body are a must” in his review.

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Heavy and Bulky

Four customers who purchased it concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Four years ago website Newegg.com said “Excellent battery life, 6 hours of heavy use” in their review of this digital camera.

Peter O'connell he wrote in his review of this digital camera “1) the torch is heavy and when attached to the casing”. Antoine gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “Many tend to feel intimidated and shy away whilst others "strike a pose" on seeing some bulky dSlR pointed at them”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 198 grams, the Canon S110 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm (180g).

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Wind Noise On Movies

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was not good for video recording. Seven years ago website Amazon.co.uk wrote in their Canon S110 review “The lines off the PSU do not allow expansion or an advanced Video Card so you have to tinker”.

Does Not Have a Good Flash

Two owners thought it did not have a good flash. Website Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Location of flash is right where I want to hold the camera”.

Excellent Image Quality

Twenty-seven people who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. Website Reviewed.com said in their review of this digital camera “Excellent images, inc raw files” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Expert Reviews five years ago “They're designed to appeal to keen photographers who want something that's more portable”. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “Aimed at the serious photographer looking for a capable compact” in their review of the Canon S110.

Five owners concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Four years ago website Imaging Resource.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Raw shooting support”. Benjamin H. wrote “I have tried all of the trouble shooting and I am sure I will be getting another one from samsung after two more weeks of haggling”.

Two people concluded that this digital camera was good in low light. Four years ago website Newegg.com wrote “Sensor size, low light capability, front ring, WiFi to smart phone, HDR, wide angle, face recognition, on camera editing tools” however despite that they only scored this digital camera 20 out of 100. John Kaiser Calautit said in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “A full-blown PowerShot with plenty of manual controls and Canon's HS system for improved low-light performance”.

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Sharp Lens

Five people said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Website Imaging Resource.com said “Sharp lens” in their Canon S110 review. Peter O'connell mentioned “Setting the ring function to white balance allows you to recalibrate the camera for the underwater conditions you are in by simply pointing the lens at something white”.

Five people who bought the product thought it had a good autofocus. Five years ago expert review site Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Nice photo quality, improved autofocus performance” and rated the product 70 out of 100. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com wrote “The camera’s new touchscreen is great for fast, positional autofocus and the decent image quality - although fundamentally the” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Antoine mentioned “Fast startup and fast focus lock”.

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Good Screen

Eight customers reckoned that it had a good screen. Website Newegg.com wrote four years ago “1600 900 resolution is the right pitch for this size screen to make text legible” . They also said “Screen resolution 1600 900) is high enough to take advantage of a 15" display.” in their review. Steves-Digicams.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Steve's Digicams “Sporting a large 1/1.7-inch, 2-Megapixel High-Sensitivity (HS) CMOS imaging sensor, DIGIC 5 image processor, f/2.0 Canon lens, 3.0-inch Touch LCD screen”.


Price

Pictures Are Still Great for the Price

Three customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was good value for money. Five years ago Stuff.tv said “Pictures are still great for the price” in their review of this digital camera. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Easy to use, good price” in their review of this digital camera yet they gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Four years ago Benjamin H. wrote on expert review site Newegg.com “For the same price, buy a better computer for a lot less money” in his review of this digital camera however he rated the product 20 out of 100.

Three owners who reviewed the Canon S110 agreed that it was expensive. John Kaiser Calautit mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Expensive, wind noise on movies, no grip on the front of the camera, no built-in GPS” in his review of this digital camera. Antoine gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he said in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The dedicated case Canon DCC-1450 Soft Case for PowerShot S110, S100 or S95 seems expensive, yet it has saved my camera afte”. Roger R. wrote in his review of this digital camera on expert website Newegg.com “Win7 model is more expensive(!) than Win8 model”.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was May 2013 when this camera was released.


Design

Excellent Image Quality

Seventeen owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Website Imaging Resource.com said “Impeccable build quality”. Website Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “Excellent image quality” in their Canon S110 review. Five years ago expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said “A strong combination of size, quality and features – more than the sum of its parts” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Eleven people who purchased the Canon S110 reckoned that it was easy to use. Website Imaging Resource.com mentioned four years ago “Customizable twin control dial interface” in their review of this digital camera. Website Reviewed.com said five years ago “Handy lens control dial” in their review of this digital camera. Rick Corbishley he mentioned “I wanted something with full manual control, lightweight, fits easily into a pocket”.

Two customers mentioned that it was easy to handle.

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Great Design and Handling

Five customers who reviewed it agreed that it was well designed. Website Imaging Resource.com said “Great design and handling” . Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “It retains many of the features that made the PowerShot S100 the most popular digital still camera in the market including its ultra-compact and elegant stainless steel design” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago Rastko S. wrote “If you are looking for an elegant, lightweight design”.

Robust

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon S110 was well made. Five years ago Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar “The new Canon PowerShot S110 aspires to build on the success of its original ancestor - the pioneering Canon S90 - bringing with it a host of updated”. Expert website Cnet.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “A very compact design make the Canon PowerShot S110 a solid option if you're looking for something between a point-and-shoot” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “The canon PowerShot S110 has the same scores as the S100 in build/handling, dynamic range, AWB/colour, metering, autofocus”.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon S110 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera do not support Wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm, or the Fujifilm XQ1.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon S110 supports video recording. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon S110 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also support Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of its better review score, the Canon SX220 HS.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon S110 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of this spec and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Canon camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The best video resolution of all low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Canon S110 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the Canon SX230 HS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Features Histogram

The Canon S110 features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 1" to 3.5". The Canon S110 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon S110 has a touchscreen. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Canon S110 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (461,000 pixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera is 410,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 640 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon S110 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm, and the Canon SX50 HS which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon S110 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon S110 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon S110 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Canon SX220 HS, or the Panasonic DMC-LX7 which both of have better reviews.

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1/1.7"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/1.7" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. 7.60 x 5.70mm.

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4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution

The Canon S110 has a 4000 x 2664 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 384 x 480, 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 960 x 1200, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1696 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2400 x 3000, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112 and 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248. The worst still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4032 x 3024.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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12.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.1 megapixels digital camera.

We compared all the other 12.1MP cameras to this camera and we think the SX220 HS, and the SX130 IS both from Canon or the Nikon P500 which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon S110 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the SX220 HS, the SX130 IS, or the SX40 HS all from Canon.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon 500 (4.1x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon S110 has a pretty typical optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

If this digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon 230 HS (8x and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix 8800 (10x and higher rated).

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 38mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Canon S110 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

Similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 11, and the average minimum aperture number is 3. At only 2, the Canon S110 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon S110 has an external flash connector. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have an external flash connector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Canon S110 has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Canon S110 features connection to PC. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also feature connection to PC.

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Has an HDMI

The Canon S110 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon S110 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon S110 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera take between 130 and 4,199 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Canon S110 which takes 200 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Twenty-Five ISO Sensitivities

The Canon S110 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "10000", "80", "100", "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2250", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 6798b001, canon 6799b001
Barcodes 00013803157147, 00013803157154, 00013803157161, 00138031571470, 00714574586540, 00714574586625, 04054317763802, 04960999914107, 05053460852080, 05269692855953, 08714574586540, 08714574586588, 08714574586601, 08714574586625

Canon S110 Review Sources

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