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Canon PowerShot S110

Canon updates their Digital ELPH with improved color, movie capture, and direct print capabilities!

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Review First Posted: 5/24/2001

2.1 megapixel sensor for 1,600 x 1,200 images
2x zoom lens
Improved color rendition
Ultra-compact, all-metal body design for rugged portability

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Manufacturer Overview
Canon U.S.A. has long been a strong contender in the film and digital camera markets, well-known for its high-quality optics, technical innovations, and aggressive product development. Since the beginning of this year (2001), Canon has released a full complement of new digital cameras, all designed and engineered to live up to Canon's competitive standards. On the high end, the PowerShot Pro90 IS incorporates a 3.34-megapixel CCD; 10X optical zoom lens with image stabilization; and no less than 12 (!) EOS-based shooting modes. Canon also introduced two new point-and-shoot digicams for the amateur market -- the PowerShot A10 and A20 -- identical except for their 1.3- and 2.1-megapixel CCDs, respectively. Simple to use and affordably priced ($499 and $599 list), these two became the ultimate vacation cameras when Canon added an optional underwater housing (safe to depths of 100 feet) and a dye-sub printer kit, the CP-10 Photo Card Printer, which outputs credit-card-size prints directly from the cameras in less than 60 seconds ($699 list).

The lineup wouldn't have been complete, however, without at least one successor to the ultra-compact, ultra-cool PowerShot S100 Digital ELPH, introduced in Spring 2000. Canon came through with two new ELPHs -- the 2.1-megapixel PowerShot S300, with a new retractable 3x zoom lens, and more recently, the PowerShot S110 (due to ship in June), with the same high-quality chip, but a shorter 2x zoom. Not only are these new ELPHs *very* classy looking, but they've also added QuickTime movie capabilities, faster shutter speeds (1/1,500 second), improved color rendition, lower power consumption, and faster processing speeds. Add direct print capabilities to the CP-10 Card Printer, and you've got a camera that even James Bond could love!

High Points

  • 2.11-megapixel CCD delivering image resolutions as high as 1,600 x 1,200 pixels.
  • 1.5-inch, color LCD monitor and real-image optical viewfinder.
  • 2x, 5.4-10.8mm all-glass aspherical lens (equivalent to a 35-70mm lens on a 35mm film camera)
  • Maximum aperture settings from f/2.8 to f/4.0.
  • 2.5x digital zoom.
  • Program AE exposure control with Evaluative metering.
  • Exposure Compensation from +2 to -2 EV.
  • White Balance adjustment with five settings.
  • Shutter speeds from 1/1,500 to 1 second, with noise reduction for speeds slower than 1/6 second.
  • ISO equivalent to 100 (raised to ISO 150 in low light).
  • Built-in flash with five operating modes.
  • Continuous Shooting, Stitch-Assist (panorama), Self-Timer, and Movie modes.
  • Still images saved as JPEG files to CompactFlash (Type I) memory card, 8MB card included.
  • Movies saved as QuickTime AVI Motion JPEGs; Audio clips as WAVE (monophonic) files.
  • USB cable for quick connection to a computer.
  • AV Out cable connects to TV or video player (NTSC or PAL).
  • Powered by rechargeable Li-Ion battery, with charger supplied (Power Adapter available as option).
  • Software CD with Canon's Digital Camera Solution Disk (Version 4.0) for Mac and PC.
  • PC Connected shooting capability.
  • Direct printing to Canon Card Photo CP-10 dye-sub printer (sold as option).
  • DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) compliant.

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