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Canon PowerShot S110 / Digital IXUS v / IXY Digital 200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1344 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the image quality and value for money are generally positive. The size and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and shutter. There are some mixed reviews about the zoom and memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot S110 / Digital IXUS v / IXY Digital 200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Canon PowerShot S110 Review


The Canon PowerShot S-series has some of the most advanced compact cameras around. The latest, the PowerShot S110, not only uses a new, better sensor that pushes the ISO up to 12,800, but it has a faster autofocusing system, too. The big feature here...

Great photo quality and performance, even in low light ; Faster autofocusing than predecessors ; Easy to use, yet has plenty of user-adjustable options

Wi-Fi not the easiest to use, somewhat half-baked ; Slow continuous shooting

The S110 continues to be Canon’s most excellent pocket cam, despite the lackluster Wi-Fi feature.

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Canon PowerShot S110 Review


The Canon PowerShot S110 is a great choice for anyone that wants a compact camera with the best available image quality. It is also perfect for a household with a experienced and non-experienced photographers, as it is very easy to use while providing...

Smart Auto shooting mode is accurate and easy in most situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; f/2.0 lens is fantastic in low-light ; Outstanding overall image quality ; Intelligent IS is ready for any shooting situation...

Some inaccuracy with indoor white balance ; ISO 12,800 is unacceptable ; Special shooting modes are no alternative to taking the time to capture them correctly ; No audio input to match the video quality

The Canon PowerShot S110 is a great choice for anyone that wants a compact camera with the best available image quality. It is also perfect for a household with a experienced and non-experienced photographers, as it is very easy to use while providing...

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Canon PowerShot S110 (Black)


Canon's PowerShot S series has previously consisted of compact cameras for enthusiasts, but the PowerShot S110 is less so, despite its fast-ish lens, support for raw format, and manual exposure controls. Canon made a few changes in its replacement for...

The Canon PowerShot S110 has better autofocus than its predecessor while maintaining good-to-excellent photo quality.

A not-very-impressive implementation of the new wireless connectivity features and still-sluggish image processing weigh down the camera.

Nice photo quality, improved autofocus performance, and a very compact design make the Canon PowerShot S110 a solid option if you're looking for something between a point-and-shoot and an enthusiast compact. But if you can find them cheaper, the S100...


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Canon PowerShot S110


The Canon PowerShot S110 ($449.99 direct) is the follow-up to last year's Editors' Choice Canon PowerShot S100 , a point-and-shoot that was, at the time, the best pocket camera on the market. In the time between camera releases other manufacturers have...

Sharp lens. Good quality at high ISOs. Speedy performance. Integrated Wi-Fi. Raw shooting support

Expensive. No GPS. Lacks hot shoe or EVF option. 1080p video limited to 24fps. Wireless setup can be difficult

The compact, sharp-shooting Canon PowerShot S110 is very similar to its Editors' Choice-winning predecessor, but it's no longer the class leader.

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Canon PowerShot S110


Tiny, well-engineered camera with short battery life.

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Canon Powershot S110 2.1MP 8MB CF 2X Optical/2.5DLG Zoom Camera Review - PCWorld


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Canon Powershot S110


The Canon PowerShot S110 is the next generation digital ELPH, 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. The PowerShot S1

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Canon PowerShot S110 (Digital IXUS v)


Canon have taken the popular Digital IXUS and added a"v" for video. The Digital IXUS v (known as the S110 DigitalElph in the US and IXY Digital 200 in Japan) builds on the original DigitalIXUS platform by firsty adding the ability to take short movie...

Good resolution, fairly sharp images, hardly any chromatic aberrations ; White balance works well enough, presets are very good ; Ultra-compact size, light weight ; Sleek stainless steel body, stylish looks ; Superb build quality ; Very quick...

Lens distortion / softness near edges ; Blues are dull ; Average macro ability ; Flash doesn't have the power or the cover wide angle shots ; Edge positioned tripod mount (at least it's metal!) ; Limited zoom (35 - 70 mm) ; Auto White balance doesn't...

The IXUS v is ultimately pocketable, it's tiny proportionsdisguise it's ability to produce excellent photographs. The Digital IXUSdesign is so small it's almost impossible to tell it apart from one ofthe equally tiny IXUS APS cameras. This camera, just...

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Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


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...

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Canon PowerShot S110 Review


The new Canon PowerShot S110 is an understated and rather elegant little P&S digital camera that offers a lot of professional features. The S110 (like its "S" series predecessors) was designed for serious photographers looking for a pocketable compact...

Compact ; Easy to use ; First rate optics ; Excellent image quality ; Manual exposure capability

Battery life could be better ; No handgrip ; Poorly designed on/off button

Product Specifications

Canon PowerShot S110 is equipped with a 2.11-megapixel CCD, capturing images with a high resolution of up to 1600 x 1200 pixels. A primary color on-chip filter, superior to a complementary color filter in terms of color reproduction, is used in PowerShot S110. New digital signal processing IC, developed by Canon, improves the resolution and luminance S/N ratio to achieve greater sensitivity while retaining the color reproduction benefits of a primary color filter. This IC features high performance and sophisticated functions in a compact package. It also consumes little power and greatly contributes to the downsizing of the camera. The shiny body exterior uses a special stainless-steel alloy with bright surface finish. All the functions of a digital camera, including a retractable, optical 2x zoom lens, a flash unit, and an LCD monitor, are compressed into the tiny body, with all areas made as small as possible to attain a compact body size, exactly the same as PowerShot S100 "Digital ELPH". PowerShot S110 includes a 2x optical zoom lens that covers from 35mm (wide angle) to 70mm (telephoto), in terms of 35mm film. The F2.8-4.0 aperture is amazing for such a compact, high-quality lens. PowerShot S110 uses a true digital zoom system that gradually reduces the CCD's reading area towards the center of the picture area up to a maximum magnification of 2.5x. As a result, a uniform zoom effect is obtained. Besides the shooting interval of approximately 1.7 seconds and shooting continuously at approximately 2.5 images per second with image quality set to Large/Fine, PowerShot S110 can record VGA sized (640 x 480 pixels) movies with sound at the exceptional rate of 20 frames per second due to the high performance of its new digital signal processing IC. PowerShot S110 has 9 image quality settings, and now you can change image quality settings even in the Auto shooting mode. Resolution and compression settings can be selected independently using the menu function of the LCD monitor. PowerShot S110 employs Artificial Intelligence Autofocus (AiAF) technology, which uses a broad metering field to calculate the focal distance with high precision. AiAF of this camera uses three different focus points, and selects from the three focus results the point that will assure the best focus on the target. It delivers a crisp focus even when the photographic subject is off-center. With a new digital signal processing IC and LCD consuming little power, and other technologies for power saving, PowerShot S110 consumes so little power that it can operate on a small Li-Ion battery. The camera has a multi-purpose AV/USB interface terminal that can be used to connect it to either a compatible TV or a personal computer by using the cables that are supplied as standard accessories.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Macro / Night mode / Stitch assist

Flash Memory

Form Factor:CompactFlash Card
Storage Capacity:8MB


Model:S110 Digital ELPH/V
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon Digital IXUS/Canon PowerShot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.0
Max Focal Length:10.8mm
Min Focal Length:5.4mm
Optical Zoom:2
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):9.4 mm ( 1/2.7 ) / 9.4 mm ( 1/2.7" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:2.1Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer: None

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image/Real-image zoom

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:2.5
ISO (Max):100/150
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100/ISO 100 / ISO 150
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical