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Great zoom, a big screen and intuitive controls in a relatively small size camera. Takes great pictures too.,
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This review is from: Canon Powershot SX110IS 9MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black) (Electronics)This camera marries some of the best features of the Canon S series like zoom and manual flash with the convenience of the A series. This camera is an upgrade of the SX100 and feels much more sleeker than the previous model.
Here is my take on the camera:
- 9MP CCD sensor with DigicIII processor, the CCD sensor is 1/2.3 inch which is bigger than the most SD series cameras resulting in better pictures
- Controls are intuitive and a separate replay start button on the back gives you the flexibility to switch on the camera for playback without extending the lens
- Feels good in the hands, battery compartment gives the camera a better grip, DSLR like black color
- Huge 3" LCD scratch resistant screen makes composing shots easy
- Great 10X optical zoom and 40X digital zoom
- Flash can be flipped up or down as needed, this camera also offers 3 manual flash settings which really helps with portraits
- Sharp pictures - Daylight pictures are excellent and zoom is great for capturing landscapes
- Many modes to shoot - night mode, portrait, landscape, kids and pets, indoors, special scene modes (fireworks, aquarium, foliage, snow, beach etc.) and custom colors too
- 2 extra buttons at the back for changing exposure in 1/3 stops and also adjust for face detection
- Macro mode results in stunning close-ups with outstanding level of detail
- Uses 2 AA batteries, can take 300-400 pics with one set of rechargeable NiMHs and if you run out of battery they are universally available
- Size and bulk makes it inconvenient to carry at all times, this will probably become your vacation/ special occasion camera.
- No optical viewfinder, has not bothered me but can become an issue for some especially in bright sunlight or if you want to conserve battery
- Noise is noticeable beginning at ISO 400, ISO 1600 mostly unuseable
- Cannot adjust focus or optical zoom while shooting in movie mode, you can only zoom in digitally which reduces movie picture quality
- Typical Canon chromatic aberration (common problem with P&S cameras)
- No RAW shooting mode
Overall, this is a great camera for the price if you want a camera with high zoom, especially for shooting outdoors in good light. It also offers some manual functions as well as flash reduction which helps you take the best picture.
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Initial post: Dec 17, 2008 12:46:00 PM PST
John Mcconney says:
John M. Can filters be attached to this camera ? That would be important to me
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2008 1:36:35 PM PST
Good camera... until you get the fatal lens error. Check out this web site:
Posted on Dec 27, 2008 7:26:56 PM PST
Can you give me pointers on this camera. The Flash recharge time is horrible. Can I adjust the settings so that I don't have to use the flash?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2009 9:28:01 PM PST
This camera has a flip up flash. If you don't flip it up then the flash will not operate and the camera should recharge quicker.
Posted on Jan 18, 2009 10:45:43 AM PST
Michael Kozarski says:
While it might not be a little pocket camera, I wouldn't say the size is much of a limitation. For a super zoom, the retractable lens makes this comparatively small.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009 6:08:12 AM PDT
Saw your reviews in a few places on Amazon on Canon camera's the reviews are all done based on you owning this I hope and not someone, asking you do so.I like your reviews they are more in depth, but had seen too many camera reviews while browsing in one day from the same person :)
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2009 8:50:30 AM PDT
Nope. No-one asked me to do this review, and no I don't work for Canon. There are many others like me who have some favorite brand of camera they purchase. I review more Canon cameras as I've bought more of them. Of course, I buy them for friends and family too, not just myself.
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