Canon PowerShot SX110 IS Review

Review Date: October 6th 2008
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Type 1/2.3 CCD
Effective Pixels Approx 9.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
Type DIGIC III with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 6.0 - 60.0 mm (35mm equivalent: 36-360mm)
Zoom Optical 10x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.3x or 2.2x and Safety Zoom ). Combined approx. 40x
Maximum f/number f/2.8 - f/4.3
Construction 10 elements in 9 groups (1 aspherical element)
Image Stabilisation Yes (shift-type)
Type TTL
AF System / Points Face Detection, 1-point AF (fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)
AF Modes Single, Continuous
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 1cm (W) from front of lens in macro
Metering Modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* AUTO, High ISO Auto (incorporating Motion Detection Technology), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Speed 1/60 - 1/2500 sec (factory default)
15 - 1/2500 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)
Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Monitor 3.0 TFT, approx. 230,000 dots
Coverage 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync Speed Yes
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE. Safety FE.
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Manual Power Adjustment 3 levels with internal flash
Built-in Flash Range 50cm-3.0m (W) / 50cm-2.0m (T)
External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1
Modes Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Easy, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Special Scene (Night Scene, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, ISO 3200), Movie
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom Color(Limited))
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.2 shots/sec. AF/LV: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (until memory card becomes full)
Image Size (L) 3456 x 2592, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 2272 x 1704, (M3, Postcard Date Imprint) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3456 x 1944. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Movies (L)640 x 480, 30fps/30fps(LP)
(M)320 x 240, 30fps
(S)160x120, 15fps
Movie Length Up to 4GB or 1 hour (L, M)
Up to 3 mins (S)
Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies AVI [Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)]
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)
Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes
Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation (Pre-Installed items only)
My Category Image tagging feature
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi
Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)
Type SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus. 32MB memory card supplied
PC Macintosh Windows XP SP2 / Vista (including SP1)
Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.5
Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch, RemoteCapture
Batteries 2x Size-AA Alkaline or NiMH Batteries(NB4-300) (Alkalines supplied)
Battery Life Approx. 140 shots (with supplied batteries)
Approx.400 shots (with optional Canon NB4-300 batteries)
Approx. 300 min. playback (with supplied batteries)
Approx. 480 min. playback (with Canon NB4-300 batteries)
AC Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK800
Case Soft Case DCC-750
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK800, Battery Charger Kit CBK4-300, Ni-MH Batteries NB4-300
Operating Environment 0 40 C , 10 90% humidity
Dimensions 110.6 x 70.4 x 44.7 mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight (body only) Approx 245g
Zoom Depending on the image size selected.
Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
Modes Recording pixels fixed at 1600 x 1200.
Continuous Shooting Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
Depending on memory card speed / capacity.
Movie Length Depending on memory card speed / capacity.
Battery Life Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated.
Operating Environment 0 35 C when NB-3AH is used
*Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.
According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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