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Canon PowersShot SX110 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1873 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen and performance. The value for money and portability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the storage. There are some less positive reviews about the water proof and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowersShot SX110 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon PowerShot SX110 IS (Black)


It's very easy to see the appeal of the 9-megapixel Canon PowerShot SX110 IS. It's a reasonably priced, relatively compact megazoom camera with features for casual and seasoned users alike. It also takes great photos for its class. However, as a...

First-rate photo quality; full set of manual exposure controls.

No optical zoom in movie capture; slippery body; spotty performance.

Though it's certainly a good, inexpensive megazoom camera, some aspects of the Canon PowerShot SX110 IS fall a bit short of its predecessor.

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PowerShot SX110 IS


The PowerShot SX110 IS from Canon is a new point-and-shoot with an impressive 10x zoom in a reasonably portable package. It shoots at 9-megapixel resolution, and offers optical image stabilization to make handheld telephoto shots practical. It didn't...

Solid but light construction with well proportioned buttons ; Excellent control scheme ; Good color and video scores ; 10x zoom

Mediocre test scores, very bad noise results ; Slow speed ; Lacking in some settings

It's big, clunky, and didn't score particularly well in our testing, but the Canon PowerShot SX110 IS has it's own particular brand of charm. The settings are a cinch to navigate due to the excellent control scheme and well designed menu system. The...

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Canon Powershot SX110 IS


Canon equiped the PowerShot SX110 with enhanced Face Detection technology and a Face Selector button, along with the new Face Color skin tone optimizing function, which allows users to capture the sharpest and brightest portraits. Furthermore, with the...


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Canon PowerShot SX110 IS


The Canon Powershot SX110 IS is a great camera for a variety of photographers. Beginners can rely on the fully automatic mode to capture great photographs again and again. With the comfortable body and well laid out controls, the camera is easy to use,...

Sleek and versatileSolid and reliableLarge, 3-inch LCD screenEasy to navigate controls

Challenging manual mode

The sleek Canon SX110 IS camera is a go everywhere camera. You'll never...


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Canon PowerShot SX110 IS Review


The Canon PowerShot SX110 IS is a new 9 megapixel digital camera featuring a 10x zoom lens with optical image stabilizer. Successor to the SX100 model, the Canon SX110 IS is the second camera in the SX ultra-zoom series, with the lens...

OK, so it purposefully lacks the bells and whistles of a fully-grown bridge model (or super zoom), but for those more used to 'auto everything' models it will nevertheless provide a step up, both in terms of image quality and, should they wish,...

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Canon PowerShot SX110 IS Digital Camera - Initial Test - The Imaging Resource!


Packing a 10x zoom lens into a surprisingly compact body, the Canon SX100IS was a very popular model in last year's long-zoom sweepstakes. This year, Canon has updated the design with a 9 megapixel sensor (up from 8 megapixels) and larger 3 inch LCD...

Excellent range with 10x zoom ; Optical image stabilization very helpful ; Fairly sharp corners at wide angle ; Face detection works well ; Wide range of Scene modes ; Large 3.0 inch monitor with excellent resolution ; A great value ; Full manual modes...

Too large for a pocket ; No widescreen Movie mode ; Rather exposed battery drawer ; Recessed Power button can be hard to access ; High barrel distortion at wide angle ; High and bright chromatic aberration at wide angle and telephoto ; High contrast...

In an age when camera makers are chasing ever-higher megapixel counts, we applaud Canon's restraint with the SX110IS, in going to "only" 9 megapixels on its 1/2.3" sensor. This is more than enough resolution for 99% of consumers, and should produce...

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Canon PowerShot SX110 IS


Is zoom the most important feature of a camera for you? Then you may want to pay close attention to the Canon PowerShot SX110 IS. We take a look at this camera that, according to some critics, may have sacrificed a little too much to be able to get so...

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Canon PowerShot SX110 IS


The Canon PowerShot SX110 IS straddles the line between a compact point-and-shoot and an ultra-zoom, with not quite the full magnification of the latter, nor the diminutive size of the former, but a bit of both. It packs a 10x zoom, shoots at...

The most striking feature when you look at the camera is its Rubenesque figure. It's round, a bit bulky and made of light plastic. Controls are primarily handled by an iPod-like control wheel, which makes moving through menus and browsing stored...

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Canon PowerShot SX110 IS


There's a slightly raised area on the left of the front, bordered by a sliver of silver plastic, which acts as a hand grip. The lens is permanently slightly projected by about a half-inch, but this is substantially less than you'll see in most other...


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Canon PowerShot SX110 IS Review at PhotographyBLOG


The Canon PowerShot SX110 IS is a new ultra-zoom camera with a 10x, 36-360mm, image stabilised lens. Replacing the previous SX100 model, the Canon SX110 IS increases the megapixel count from 8 to 9, LCD size from 2.5 to 3 inches, incorporates a more...

Product Specifications

From a 10x optical zoom lens to advanced Canon technology that automatically gives you the best shot, the 9.0-megapixel PowerShot SX110 IS packs impressive value. Advanced Face Detection technology automatically sets focus, exposure, flash and white balance for beautiful portraits and group shots. Sharp, steady close-ups are easy with the powerful zoom and Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer technology. The slim and modern-looking SX110 IS is sized to go everywhere, and you'll never miss a detail with the big, bright LCD screen.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aquarium / Beach / Fireworks / Foliage / High sensitivity / Indoor / Kids & pets / Landscape / Night scene / Night snapshot / Portrait mode / Snow / Sunset

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:32MB


Manufacturer:Canon/FARGO Electronics
Model:SX110 IS
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PowerShot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.3
Max Focal Length:60mm
Min Focal Length:6mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:9Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Custom Effect / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None