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Touch screen and other thoughts,
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This review is from: Canon PowerShot S110 12MP Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (White) (Electronics)Been using my new white S110 for a few days now and my initial impressions are:
Build Quality - Very good, nicely finished has the look and feel of a quality product
Features: Touch screen is responsive, AF is speedy even in low light, knurled front ring makes adjustments easy and fast, typically good, easy-to-follow menu system and initial setup. LCD is bright and visible even in Florida sunlight. Auto white balance seems pretty good. The Auto function works surprisingly well choosing a scene mode and applying image parameters. With the Auto mode, I have not witnessed any unexpected blown-out highlights and shadow detail is pretty good. Image stabilization appears to work very well, perhaps 3 stops worth. Conversely, wireless setup is a monster nightmare that involves Canon Gateway, registering, modifying your network settings and then just maybe it will work. After almost 30 minutes of tinkering, I was able to transfer 16 photos to my laptop but it took almost 15 minutes to accomplish the transfer. Much easier to just use a card reader and then upload photos to social media sites, email, etc. Canon has not made this feature user-friendly. I will not be using the wireless capability.
Image Quality: Very good up to 800 ISO - little noise, good detail, and color. 1600 is still good. 3200 perhaps for small prints only.
Overall: Good camera; however, Canon's engineers made the wireless curse-worthy. Build quality, image quality, handling, ergonomics are all above average. My only caveat involves the price...kind of pricey for a couple of features over the S100. If you can find an S100 with a serial number above 42xxx (infamous lens error problem), you'll have basically the same camera as the S110 sans the touch screen and the wireless features at a much less expensive cost. I plan to keep my S110 since it is so very pocket-able, fast, and puts out very decent images especially at lower ISO levels. Canon states that the S110 has a newly designed lens. I am just hoping they have rectified the frequent lens error problem of the S100. Time will tell.
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Initial post: Oct 28, 2012 7:44:59 PM PDT
Thanks for the review. i have been a fan of Canon for years, owning many generations of their cameras, including an S90 and S100.
I think Canon as with as other camera companies are seeing their compact camera sales decline with the smart phone camera quality improving. Plus people don't want to carry multiple devices. The iOS sharing to the iPhone or Android is Cannon's attempt to make it easier to get a picture from the camera to post on social media. Whether or not it will be embraced by the picture takers remains to be seen. i think they had to do something in the face of declining compact camera sales. i still love a dedicated camera over the smartphone camera for serious quality and flexibility.
Posted on Jan 3, 2013 11:06:29 AM PST
Marc Jordan says:
Hi, Peacefrog, I would like to invite you to a new group on Flickr, The S110 group, if you have not already joined or viewed it. It is an amazing group with S110 owners from all over the world. There are also many S100 groups that accept S110 members. If you are like me, you will really enjoy submitting and viewing amazing shots from this tiny power house camera. Truely yours, Marky Da Saint.
Posted on Feb 15, 2013 6:25:29 AM PST
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