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Canon's Powershot S110 digital camera. Courtesy of Canon. Canon announces PowerShot S110 Digital ELPH!
(Thursday, May 10, 2001 - 17:27 EDT)

Update to PowerShot S100 adds movie support, direct printing and more...

Canon has today announced its new PowerShot S110 Digital ELPH digital camera, an update to the existing S100 model with a number of additions. The PowerShot S110 includes AVI MotionJPEG movie support with audio (the tiny gold microphone on the front of the camera being about the only visible difference between the S110 and S100, other than the model number). There's also support for direct printing with Canon's CP10 Card Photo printer, noise-reduction software on exposures above 1/6th second, an extra image resolution (1024 x 768), a new DSP, and a slightly higher weight of 190 grams without batteries (15 grams more than previously). There's also a new look for the bundled battery charger, and the latest versions of all the bundled software. The size remains exactly the same, as does sensor resolution and the 2x optical zoom lens - the digital zoom is reduced from 2x/4x to 2.5x.

Competition for the PowerShot S110 will likely be Canon's own 2.1 megapixel, 3x optical zoom PowerShot S300 (which is 35% larger by volume, 27% heavier and will cost $100 more), and Kyocera's 3.34 megapixel, 2x optical zoom Finecam S3 (which is only 7% larger by volume, 29% lighter, and includes features the S110 lacks like user-adjustable ISO, spot metering, aperture priority, TIFF uncompressed mode and double the bundled memory, albeit at a cost $150 above the S110's).

Our friends at the Digital Photography Review have posted a review of the Digital IXUS V, as the PowerShot S110 will be known in Europe, concluding:
"The IXUS v is ultimately pocketable, it's tiny proportions disguise it's ability to produce excellent photographs. The Digital IXUS design is so small it's almost impossible to tell it apart from one of the equally tiny IXUS APS cameras. This camera, just like the IXUS 300 has a quality feel and gadget appeal which will ensure it's bought by digital camera enthusiasts and new comers alike."
The PowerShot S110 Digital ELPH will ship in the USA in June 2001, at a recommended price of $599. The camera will be called the IXY Digital 200 in Japan.

Full specifications for the Canon PowerShot S110 are in our database...

Specification Highlights - full specifications here
Canon PowerShot S110 Digital ELPH
Canon's Powershot S110 digital camera, front  view. Courtesy of Canon. Click for a bigger picture!
Model Number: S110
Camera Format: Ultra-Compact
Price: Recommended $599
Date Available: June 2001
Image Capture
Image Sensor: 0.37" 2.11 megapixel RGB CCD
Image Resolution: 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480
Focal Length (effective): 35 - 70 mm (2x optical zoom)
Digital Zoom: 2.5x
Auto Focus: Yes, TTL 3 point AiAF
Manual Focus: No
Normal Focus Range: 57 cm to Infinity; 23.3 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 57 cm; 4.1 - 23.3 in
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / 4.0 (tele) - ???
Optical Viewfinder: Yes (Real Image optical zoom type)
LCD Viewfinder: Yes (1.5 inch, 120000 pixel)
ISO Settings: Auto (100, 150)
White Balance Settings: Auto, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent
Manual White Balance: No
Shutter Speeds: 1 - 1/1500 second
Exp Adj Range: +/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative metering linked to one of three AiAF-selected autofocusing points
Exposure Modes: Auto
Self Timer (seconds): 10
Internal Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Red-eye reduction auto, auto, on, off, slow-synchro
Flash Range Description: 0.57 - 3 meters (wide) / 2 meters (tele); 27-57cm (macro)
Ext Flash: No
Image Storage
Flash Memory: CompactFlash Type-I
Memory Included (MB): 8
File Formats: JPEG, AVI (MotionJPEG), WAVE (sound)
More Information
Weight: 190 g; 6.6 oz
Weight With Batteries? No
Size: 87 x 57 x 27mm; 3.4 x 2.2 x 1.1in
Notes & Features: Max shutter speed of one second is in 'manual' mode or with slow synchro flash only. Noise reduction processing is applied on all shutter speeds longer than 1/6 second. Movie modes are 640 x 480 pixels (max. 4 sec.), 320 x 240 pixels (max. 10 sec.), 160 x 120 pixels (max. 30 sec.).
More Photos
Canon's Powershot S110 digital camera, rear  view. Courtesy of Canon. Click for a bigger picture!
Canon's Powershot S110 digital camera, front  left quarter view. Courtesy of Canon. Click for a bigger picture!
Canon's Powershot S110 digital camera shown with  bundled accessories. Courtesy of Canon. Click for a bigger picture!

Source: Canon USA Inc.

Original Source Press Release:


Ultra-Compact Camera Offers Movie Clip with Audio, Primary Color Filter, Direct Prints Using Canon’s CP-10 Dye-Sub Printer and Nine Image Quality Modes

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 10, 2001 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon, Inc (NYSE:CAJ), continues to strengthen its position as the leader in camera design and digital imaging technology with the introduction of the new PowerShot S110 “Digital ELPH” camera. The new camera, designed as the next generation digital ELPH, will retain many of the design features that made the PowerShot S100 the most popular digital still camera in the market including its ultra-compact and elegant stainless steel design. The new camera joins several other PowerShot-series cameras including the newly introduced PowerShot S300 and PowerShot A10 and A20, as well as the current Pro90 IS and G1 models.

The PowerShot S110 is a 2x, 2.1 megapixel camera which incorporates new and improved features including direct print capabilities from the new Canon Card Photo Printer CP-10; 20 frame-per-second movie clips with audio at selectable resolutions up to 640x480 pixels; a choice of nine image quality modes; shutter speeds from 1 second to 1/1500 second; an adaptive primary color filter for improved color reproduction; automatic exposure sensitivity adjustment; a new high-speed digital signal processing IC with low power consumption; and a high-output light guide flash.

"The new PowerShot S110 is the latest example of how Canon continues to provide consumers with the latest in digital imaging technology at an affordable price," said Yukiaki Hashimoto, vice president and general manager, Photographic Products Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Digital imaging is here to stay and our continued commitment to our customers and this category of imaging products will be reflected in the quality products we bring to market,” Mr. Hashimoto added.

Direct Printing with Card Photo Printer CP-10
A new digital signal processing IC in the PowerShot S110 enables high-speed image processing and rapid data transfer through the cameras’ USB interface. The PowerShot S110 takes advantage of this feature by offering a Direct Print mode that enables users to print hard-copy images using Canon’s new CP-10 dye-sublimation printer. The CP-10 makes printing from digital files simple and fun by allowing users to control all print settings directly from the camera’s LCD monitor. Printer data is then transferred to the CP-10 directly through a dedicated interface cable. The new, ultra-compact printer produces beautiful, 300 x 300 dpi credit card-sized color prints

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