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Canon PowerShot SD1100IS 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Pink)
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- 8.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16x 22-inch prints
- 3x optical image-stabilized zoom
- 2.5-inch PureColor LCD II monitor
- Face Detection; Motion Detection Technology automatically reduces blur
- Captures images to SD memory cards (not included)
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||1.3 fps|
|Display Resolution Maximum||230,000|
|Display Size||2.5 inches|
|Display Technology||Pure Color II|
|Effective Still Resolution||8 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||1,600|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||80|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC/MMC Card|
|Flash Modes Description||auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization|
|Flash Type||Built-in Flash|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Focus Description||TTL autofocus|
|Focus Type||Autofocus Only|
|ISO Range||Auto, High ISO Auto (incorporating Motion Detection Technology), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Image Aspect Ratio||4:3, 16:9|
|Included Components||Canon Powershot SD1100 IS Digital Elph Camera -|
|Item Dimensions||2.16 x 0.87 x 3.42 inches|
|Item Display Weight||4.4 ounces|
|Item Weight||0.36 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||3 cm|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8 - F4.9|
|Maximum Focal Length||114 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/1500 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||3,264|
|Memory Slots Available||1 SD|
|Minimum Focal Length||38 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||15 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||8 MP|
|Optical Sensor Size||1/2.5"|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||No|
|Shipping Weight||1.74 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||NB-4L Li-ion battery|
|Video Capture Resolution||640 x 480 30fps, 320 x 240, 30fps, 160 x 120 15fps|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical (tunnel)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
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|Screen Size||2.5 in||2.7 in||3 in||2.7 in||5 in||2.7 in|
|Item Dimensions||0.87 x 3.42 x 2.16 in||3.67 x 1.05 x 2.37 in||0.79 x 3.66 x 2.24 in||0.79 x 3.82 x 2.17 in||3.8 x 0.9 x 2.2 in||3.6 x 0.9 x 2.22 in|
|Item Weight||5.76 ounces||4.16 ounces||4.8 ounces||4 ounces||4.9 ounces||3.68 ounces|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||8 megapixels||16 megapixels||16 megapixels||16.1 megapixels||12 megapixels||16 megapixels|
|Video Capture Resolution||640 x 480 30fps, 320 x 240, 30fps, 160 x 120 15fps||1280 x 720 pixels||1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps)||1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)||1280 x 720 pixels, 640 x 480,1280 x 720 pixels||1280 x 720 (30/15 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)|
|Viewfinder||Optical (tunnel)||LCD||None||None||fixed LCD||lcd|
Canon Sd1100 IS - Pink Melody
From the Manufacturer
Color communicates. It introduces you before you say a word, making the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Elph the ultimate image-maker. Five fashion-forward hues expressed in pure aluminum add a new burst of excitement to Canons Perpetual Curve design. Of course, a camera that brings out the best in you also delivers Canons most advanced technology features. Call it style with substance, for a new level of picture taking pleasure.
PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Elph Highlights
Motion Detection Technology automatically reduces blur Life doesnt stand still for picture-taking. Thats why Canon included its advanced Motion Detection Technology in the PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Elph. This sophisticated feature works in the background to instantly evaluate how fast your subject is moving. Then it automatically selects and sets the optimal exposure and ISO settings to keep everything looking sharp and clear.
Selectable Shooting modes With 18 Shooting Modes including 9 Special Scene Modes, youre ready for whatever shot comes your way.
DIGIC III Image Processor for sharper images and improved functionality With DIGIC III, your images boast superior quality, the camera operates at top efficiency and battery life is enhanced. Whats more, DIGIC III enables Canons Face Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction to give you better, more true-to-life people shots. Simply press the Shutter Button halfway down, and the camera automatically pinpoints the faces in the scene and chooses the ideal focus point. The camera controls exposure settings and flash to keep every face looking bright and natural. Red-eye Correction can be handled in-camera, in two ways. The entirely new Red-eye Correction during shooting uses the Face Detection Technology to recognize and remove red-eye from flash images as they're taken, before the file is written to the memory card. It's also possible to correct red-eye during image playback, using simple settings in the SD1100 IS Digital Elph's menu.
iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC III Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.
Red-eye correction Red-eye Correction provides three options for removing red-eye from subjects in flash pictures.
- The new Red-eye Correction during shooting actually identifies and corrects red-eye in human subjects as pictures are taken.
- The SD1100 IS Digital Elph can be set to automatically detect and correct red-eye during image playback.
- The user can manually locate any red eyes in a scene during image playback on the LCD screen, and command the camera to remove them.
High ISO The PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Elph features ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto settings that reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations, giving you greater shooting flexibility.
The Complete Print Solution
The PowerShot SD1100 features a Print/Share button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select Pixma photo printers and Selphy compact photo printers.
The PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Elph's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the SD1100 IS Digital Elph to a Canon Pixma photo printer or Selphy compact photo printer or any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the lighted Print/Share button and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images to a computer (Windows and Macintosh).
Print your own ID photos in 28 different sizes or use the Movie Print function to output multiple stills from a recorded movie on a single sheet with a Canon Selphy compact photo printer.
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Top customer reviews
I am an advanced amateur photographer and own 2 Canon digital cameras (G2 and 20D). Both have served me well over the years but recently I have found myself needing a decent ultracompact camera that I can easily carry with me at all times for unexpected photo-ops.
Other current Canon models that I also researched before my purchase of the "bohemian brown" SD1100IS included the SD950IS and the SD1000.
Here is my take on the SD1100IS:
- 8MP CCD sensor with DigicIII processor (excellent resolution images with good dynamic range)
- Solid construction (most of body made of anodized aluminum)
- Feels sturdy and well-balanced in the hands
- Easy to use (logical user-interface) with minimal need to consult owner's manual for basic operation
- Multiple shooting modes to fit variety of situations (action/sports mode is a glaring omission but read section below to see possibly why)
- Advanced metering system with accurately exposed pics in even "tricky" situations (great balance of highlights and shadows)
- Tack-sharp images (much more so with sufficient lighting and use of built-in flash)
- Macro mode can result in stunning close-ups with outstanding level of detail
- Optical IS feature helpful when shooting in either low-light conditions with flash off or at telephoto lengths
- Fast start-up with acceptable shutter-lag (when not using flash)
- Bright 2.5" LCD monitor (100% coverage, 230k pixels) made of polycrystalline silicon; fairly scratch-resistant (can't vouch if this applies to keys and coins)
- Optical viewfinder (though only a tiny peephole, it is essential when LCD glare and washout become an issue shooting in bright sunlight or when LCD cannot be used as battery power is nearly depleted)
- Camera made in Japan (at least those from the 1st shipment; this easily may be subject to change)
- Lack of manual control over aperture, shutter speed, and focusing (for the obssessive control-freaks)
- Noise is noticeable beginning at ISO 400 (ISO 800 still useable but probably for only 4x6 images; ISO 1600 mostly unuseable)
- Fastest shutter speed is 1/1500 sec (not fast enough to stop action for some sporting activities)
- Auto-focus speed inadequate to follow fast-moving subjects
- Shutter-lag accentuated with flash on (precious Canon moments lost while waiting for flash to recharge)
- Cannot adjust focus or optical zoom while shooting in movie mode (focus is fixed for distance selected at first frame, and digital zoom is permitted instead, resulting in significant image quality deterioration)
- Battery/memory card cover and hinge made of plastic (no safety latch that needs to be de-activated first before sliding cover out, in order to prevent accidental opening)
- Minor vignetting and chromatic aberration (albeit, difficult not to expect from compact p&s)
- Pincushion and barrel distortion at the extremes of the focal lengths
- No RAW shooting mode
Battery power in camera mode with LCD monitor on is mostly as advertised, allowing for approximately 240 images. If your budget permits, I recommend investing in a few spare batteries as backups and replacing the supplied 32MB memory card with a pair of 4GB SDHC memory cards--vital purchases if you plan to use the movie mode frequently.
Even with some serious limitations inherent to virtually all digital cameras in this class, I am recommending the Canon PowerShot SD1100IS. It does what it's supposed to do. This camera allows one to take beautiful photographs in an ultracompact, reliable, and elegant device that is both easy and fun to use.
[UPDATE: Since this review, Canon has recently announced 3 new ELPH models that will be released soon....in time for Grad & Dad's Day: the PowerShot SD770IS, SD790IS, and SD890IS. All are redesigned 10MP digital cameras with Optical Image Stabilizer. The saga of the MP race continues. If the same sensor is found in these units as their predecessors and without improving the noise reduction technology, then adding a few more MP can potentially result in noisier images. We'll have to wait and see. The most intriguing of the bunch appears to be the SD790IS, which replaces the SD750 by adding the very useful Optical IS feature and showcasing flat control buttons. Hopefully, the QC has been remedied on this unit as many consumers experienced the dreaded "lens error" nightmare. The SD890IS replaces the SD850IS and may appeal to vacationers and wildlifers needing more reach at the telephoto end. The SD770IS seems a bit curious as it may be in direct competition with the new SD1100IS (which is the natural successor to the wildly popular SD1000); it has 2 additional MP but the feature set appears at first glance to be nearly identical to the less expensive SD1100IS. I would've preferred to have seen upgrades to the SD870IS and the SD950IS, but those will be rolled out undoubtedly later this year....conveniently before the Holidays.
SD770IS: 10MP, 3X Optical zoom (35-105mm), 2.5" LCD monitor, Optical viewfinder, ISO 1600, MSRP $299.99.
SD790IS: 10MP, 3X Optical zoom (35-105mm), 3" LCD monitor, no Optical viewfinder, ISO 1600, MSRP $349.99.
SD890IS: 10MP, 5X Optical zoom (37-185mm), 2.5" LCD monitor, Optical viewfinder, ISO 1600, MSRP $399.99.]
Another great part of this camera is its Digital Macro setting which takes high-quality close-ups 1.2 in (3 cm) from the lens. The snapshots taken with this quasi-microscopic setting are vivid and perfectly sharp. I have used the Digital Macro close-ups for artistic shots as well as practical applications, one of which was proving to an insurance company that a pipe burst in my home.
The picture quality is already excellent on full auto, but the camera has a staggering number of options to customize your photographs. I read the manual cover to cover and I have never been unable to take the shot I want.
The pictures it produces are stunning. The 8MP 3X zoom produces a picture that you can crop to the point that you get almost the same picture as you would have with the 5MP 12X zoom lense (my opinion). The movie feature is wonderful too, even better than the I2 IS.
The camera feels great in your hand with a solid, quality feeling. If you have used Canon cameras before the menus are very intuitive. I would not have purchased this camera (or any camera for that matter) if it did not have the Image Stabilization feature. This is especially a must as you get older.
By the way there is an advantage to the Brown color: If you have to use the optical view finder outside, the camera itself produces minimum glare for you eye to see more clearly through the small opening. The color also makes the LCD playback pop. And as a bonus, it really gives the camera a luxury look, you have to see it in person to appreciate the color.
I recently took it to a monthly card party and everyone went wild over it. So much so that one person sat right down at the computer and ordered one! If you want a sub-compact, pocketable camera that takes great pictures, I highly recommend the Canon SD1100IS.