Canon PowerShot S110

$249
  • 12 MP
  • 5x f/2.0
  • 1/1.8" CMOS
  • 3" LCD
Released September, 2012
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Rated 90% by by Photography Blog (Nov, 2012)

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First reviewed September, 2012

Features Key features of the Canon PowerShot S110

Front view of Canon PowerShot S110
The touch-screen is able to recognise a range of gestures – such as pinch-to-zoom – as well as the regular Touch AF and Touch Shutter features found in other touch-screen compacts.
Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2013)

megapixels

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All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 12 megapixel Superfine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 4.5Mb.
PowerShot S110 by Photography Blog (Nov, 2012)
Aimed at the serious photographer looking for a capable compact, the Canon S110 features a newly designed high-sensitivity 12.1 megapixel 1/1.7-type CMOS sensor, 5x zoom lens with a focal range of 24-140mm and fast maximum aperture of f/2.0, DIGIC 5 processor, fast autofocusing of 0.2 seconds, and a 3.0 inch touchscreen LCD display with a resolution of 460K dots.
PowerShot S110 by Photography Blog (Nov, 2012)

sensor size

Canon PowerShot S110
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
Fujifilm XF1
The Canon PowerShot S110 may look a lot like its predecessor, but faster auto-focusing, a touchscreen LCD, expanded ISO range and built-in wi-fi all add up to make this a more well-rounded proposition than the S100 that it replaces.
PowerShot S110 by Photography Blog (Nov, 2012)
For its price, quality remains what I'll call "borderline excellent" - that is, a lot of people will be very happy with it, and raw shooters can get very good results.
PowerShot S110 by c|net (Nov, 2012)

wide angle lens

Canon PowerShot S110
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
Canon PowerShot G15
These shot-to-shot times drop a little if you're zoomed in rather than at wide-angle.
PowerShot S110 by c|net (Nov, 2012)
Image quality remains excellent, with a perfectly usable ISO range of 80-1600 and fast f/2.0 maximum aperture, albeit only at the wide-angle lens setting, making the S110 very well-suited to low-light, hand-held photography.
PowerShot S110 by Photography Blog (Nov, 2012)

aperture size

Canon PowerShot S110
Sony DSC WX100
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
The functions can be set independently of shooting mode, so that, for example, it can control focus in Manual mode or shutter speed while in aperture-priority mode.
PowerShot S110 by c|net (Nov, 2012)
Maximum aperture is a usefully quick f/2 at 24mm, but disappointingly this drops to a not particularly quick f/5.9 by the time you reach 120mm.
PowerShot S110 by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2013)

zoom range

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Lens performance impresses too, and while the S110’s 24-120mm zoom might not provide quite enough telephoto reach for some, it keeps images impressively sharp throughout the entire zoom range.
PowerShot S110 by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2013)
If this sounds somewhat familiar, that's probably because Sony offers similar-sounding technology called 'Clear Image Zoom' on its recent cameras, including the RX100.
PowerShot S110 by DPReview (Sep, 2012)

body size

99 x 59 x 27 mm
111 x 68 x 46 mm
106.6 x 75.9 x 40 mm
This is the tradeoff for it being the slimmest and most pocketable of the lot.
PowerShot S110 by DPReview (Sep, 2012)
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.
PowerShot S110 by c|net (Nov, 2012)
 

Performance Real world tests of Canon PowerShot S110

shutter lag

Canon PowerShot S110
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
Canon Powershot S100
It’s not so bad as to impinge on shot to shot speed when the camera is used in Single-shot drive mode however, as invariably the buffer has cleared by the time you’re ready to take the next shot.
PowerShot S110 by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2013)
In addition to Program, Aperture-priority, Shutter-priority and Manual (PASM) exposure modes, the S110 also offers a Smart Auto automatic scene recognition mode alongside a host of individually selectable Scene modes for simplified point-and-shoot operation.
PowerShot S110 by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2013)

battery life

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We actually prefer having GPS built-in to the camera rather than having to sync it with an additional device, so in this regard the S1100 doesn't compare well with rivals that offer this feature, although it does side-step the issue of negatively affecting battery life.
PowerShot S110 by Photography Blog (Nov, 2012)
Image quality is essentially the same though, despite the new sensor, the useful hand-grip has been inexplicably removed, the battery life is still pretty shocking, GPS is now only available via pairing with a smartphone, and the price remains sky-high.
PowerShot S110 by Photography Blog (Nov, 2012)

max continuous shooting

The normal continuous shooting mode offers a still quite impressive shooting rate of 2.1fps.
PowerShot S110 by Photography Blog (Nov, 2012)
If you need to use autofocus during continuous shooting you'll get about 0.9 frames per second for JPEG and 0.8fps raw, and that's for a fixed 10 frames.
PowerShot S110 by c|net (Nov, 2012)

DxOMark low light performance

Canon PowerShot S110
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
Nikon Coolpix P330
In low light the video looks noisy, but it's acceptable and no worse than you see from competing cameras.
PowerShot S110 by c|net (Nov, 2012)
We did experience some slight issues with fringing on extreme contrast borders, although thankfully this wasn’t to the overall detriment of image quality.
PowerShot S110 by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2013)
 

Our analysis How does it stack up against its top 10 competitors

pros

  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps
  • Fewer buttons, interact directly with menus
  • 24 mm
  • Optical
  • For that film look
  • Create slow motion video
  • Combines multiple photos together to capture both bright and dark areas
  • 27 mm
  • 198 g
  • 99 x 59 x 27 mm

cons

  • 461 k dots
  • 1/1.8"
  • 48.0
  • 200
  • 484 ms
  • 2,300 ms
  • 11.2 ev
  • 20.6 bits
  • 12,800 ISO
  • 168 ISO
  • The screen is fixed in place
  • 12 MP
  • Sep, 2012
  • None
  • No automatic stitching
  • 1/2000 s
  • 15 s

Reviews Word on the street

Rated 80%
Read the review (Mar, 2013)
Wi-Fi connectivity is quickly becoming the must-have feature for digital cameras, so it’s good to see that Canon have seen fit to include it here.
Rated 90%
Read the review (Nov, 2012)
The Canon PowerShot S110 is a new compact camera that offers an extensive list of advanced features - ISO range of 80-12800, RAW support, full manual controls, built-in wi-fi, touchscreen interface and 1080p video - all in a slim and stylish body that you can easily fit in a trouser pocket.
Rated 76%
Read the review (Nov, 2012)
The touch screen operates very smoothly and remains visible enough in direct sunlight.

Lens

The lens also remains a disappointment on this camera.
Canon Powershot S110 | Rated 76% by by c|net (Nov, 2012)
The stepped zoom can also be a surprisingly useful feature for some; it jumps to popular preset focal lengths (24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 120mm), which is quite convenient if you need repeatable shots.
Canon Powershot S110 | Rated 76% by by c|net (Nov, 2012)
The S110 also gets what Canon is calling 'ZoomPlus', an enhanced digital zoom that attempts to use content-aware upsampling for better image quality.
Canon Powershot S110 | by DPReview (Sep, 2012)

Screen

The main additions are a smartphone-like multi-touch capacitative touchscreen, along with this year's must-have feature, integrated WiFi connectivity.
Canon Powershot S110 | by DPReview (Sep, 2012)
The touch-screen also supports Touch Shutter and Touch AF – two intuitive technologies that can be really useful, especially for spur-of-the-moment candid photography when a point of focus is required quickly.
Canon Powershot S110 | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2013)
But overall the biggest change is invisible - the addition of touch-sensitivity to the screen.
Canon Powershot S110 | by DPReview (Sep, 2012)

Sensor

The ring can be set to control shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, manual focus, white balance, stepped zoom, i-Contrast, aspect ratio, or its function when in Custom mode.
Canon Powershot S110 | Rated 76% by by c|net (Nov, 2012)
The Canon PowerShot S110 maintains the same 12 megapixel count as its predecssor and the same CMOS sensor type, although it now offers the ability to shoot at a maximum ISO speed of 12800 at full stills resolution, with, more unusually still, a plethora of incremental 1/3 stop adjustments available between the lowest ISO 80 setting and this top option.
Canon Powershot S110 | Rated 90% by by Photography Blog (Nov, 2012)
You can get usable JPEGs as high as ISO 400 but processing raws delivers better results at all ISO sensitivities, mostly because you can minimize the edge artifacts that way.
Canon Powershot S110 | Rated 76% by by c|net (Nov, 2012)

Image quality

But the photo quality isn't sufficiently better than that of cheaper, full-featured point-and-shoots that cost a lot less.
Canon Powershot S110 | Rated 76% by by c|net (Nov, 2012)
The camera's dynamic range is pretty good, with a reasonable amount of recoverable detail in highlights and shadows, though as with its dSLRs, Canon's default color settings push the contrast too much, which results in clipped highlights and shadows in the JPEGs.
Canon Powershot S110 | Rated 76% by by c|net (Nov, 2012)
One small criticism that could be levelled at the S110 is that colours tend to be fairly neutral with the My Colours processing presets switched off, however this is easily rectified by choosing an alternative preset: with 10 individual options (and a Custom setting) to choose from it shouldn’t be too hard to find something that suits your own personal taste.
Canon Powershot S110 | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2013)

Wifi

That said, its actual implementation isn’t quite as complete as what’s found on some other Wi-Fi enabled compacts, however it still offers a range of functions that many photographers will no doubt find useful.
Canon Powershot S110 | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2013)
Looking at Wi-Fi, we had no problems connecting the camera up to an available network and found it to perform perfectly well, although functionality is a little limited – especially compared to what some rival Wi-Fi enabled cameras currently offer.
Canon Powershot S110 | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2013)
If you're out of range of a WiFi network, you can still upload via your tablet or phone using Canon's CameraWindow app.
Canon Powershot S110 | by DPReview (Sep, 2012)

Editions Editions of the Canon PowerShot S110

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