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Canon PowerShot SD1100 is Digital Camera

Compact Camera 8.3MP 3x Nov 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Six industry awards
Battery life could be better
Lack of Flash options
55 Reviews + 6 Awards
01net.com 5 Star apcmag.com Highly Recommended DP Review Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Six Industry Awards

The writers at websites PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and Itpro.no all said that concluded that they would endorse this Canon digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This low megapixel digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from websites Apcmag.com who decided that this camera was very good.

01net.com gave this Canon digital camera a "5 Star" award and Plusxaward.de gave it a "Plus X Award".

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on thirty-six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and CNET.com the average expert rating of this Canon camera is 80%.

Excellent Brand

Based on 34,085 owner and expert reviews (including 1,203 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS has a battery charger included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Has a Batteries Included

The PowerShot SD1100 IS has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Battery

Only 240 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The PowerShot SD1100 IS is a digital camera that takes 240 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Lens System

Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 114 millimeters, the PowerShot SD1100 IS has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that were released one year ago is 370mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 82mm to 720mm.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 38 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS has a very long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than a year ago. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera range from 24mm to 38mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SD1100 IS has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G16, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 ($497.99).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 3 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 J1 ($296.63).

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (30x and higher rated).

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Support

Little Manual Control

Five owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS agreed that it did not have good technical guidance. Nine years ago Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Minimal manual options”. Brighthub.com wrote “Little manual control”. Ephotozine wrote nine years ago “Hardtofind manual features”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Five people reckoned that the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS had good features. Expert review site Infosyncworld.com said “We loved the inclusion of an optical viewfinder - long the holy grail of compact cameras features here at infoS” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS and scored it 6 stars. Cnet.com.au said “Its combination of a nice, though not extravagant, feature set, small size”.


Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS features smile detection, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The PowerShot SD1100 IS features histogram. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also feature histogram.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot SD1100 IS does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The PowerShot SD1100 IS has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this age and type is 570,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The PowerShot SD1100 IS has a relatively average display diagonal (2.5 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the 1 J1 ($296.63) (3"), or the D3000 ($499.95) (3") both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (3") which is also higher rated.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The PowerShot SD1100 IS supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 92% less video resolution than the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. In addition, this Canon camera support a video resolutions of 160 x 120 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

The best supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The PowerShot SD1100 IS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Noisy Images in Low Light

Six owners reckoned that it was noisy. Brighthub.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Pretty noisy at any sensitivity above ISO 200 (decent detail retention though”. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “A little noisy, burst mode is somewhat sluggish The Final Word Another brilliant IXUS unit”. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Noise at 400 ISO and above” .

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Six owners reckoned that it was noisy. Brighthub.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Pretty noisy at any sensitivity above ISO 200 (decent detail retention though”. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “A little noisy, burst mode is somewhat sluggish The Final Word Another brilliant IXUS unit”. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Noise at 400 ISO and above” .


Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The PowerShot SD1100 IS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The PowerShot SD1100 IS does not have an HDMI. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera do have an HDMI.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do not have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 ($497.99), and the Canon PowerShot G16 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Nikon D90 ($749.99) is also worth considering.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448||2592 x 1944||2048 x 1536||1600 x 1200||640 x 480||3264 x 1832, which is the most commonly found still image resolution(s) on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS has a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 3008 x 2000 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of this age and spec. Across all cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera the best image resolution is 7952 x 5304 pixels and the worst is 2560 х 1280 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Compact Body

Seventeen customers concluded that it was compact. Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Trendy, compact camera Wide views on LCD Image stabilization Cool picture effects Fast, accurate face detection”. Brighthub.com mentioned “Very compact body”. Nine years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS “Compact, stylish, optical image stabilisation, sharp images, lightning fast start-up time”.

Two people who purchased the product concluded that it was a good body shape. Nine years ago Ephotozine mentioned “Small, sleek body design” in their review of this digital camera but they scored this digital camera 14 out of 100.

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Very Light

The lightest similar spec camera that has been available for a comparable time to this digital camera is 18g and the heaviest is 1kg. The Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS is one of the lighter low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera (only 125 grams) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Nikon D90 ($749.99) (620g).

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Power

Good Environmental Credentials

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of recycling. Asia.cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera nine years ago “No manual exposure controls; slow flash recycle time The bottom line” .

Battery Life Could Be Better

Four people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good battery life. Nine years ago Digitalcamerainfo.com wrote “Weak, poorly-placed flash Tiny controls Poor handling Slow 1.3 fps Burst mode Flimsy battery door” in their review of this digital camera. Brighthub.com said “Battery life when using LCD not brilliant”. Brighthub.com also mentioned “Battery life could be better” in their review.

One owner who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was not quick to charge. Ephotozine wrote in their review of this digital camera “Flash a little slow to charge”.

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Design

Robust Build Quality

Seven customers who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS considered that it was well made. Ephotozine said in their review of this digital camera nine years ago “Great design, solid feel, display information, image stabilisation” but even so they rated it 14 out of 100. Brighthub.com wrote eight years ago “Robust build quality” in their review of this digital camera. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “Sleek design, superb image capability and intuitive controls make the SD1100 a solid buy”.

Two owners who bought the product thought it was strong and durable. Nine years ago Computerworld.com mentioned “Its robust features — including Canons fast DIGIC III processor, a”.

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Good Image Quality

Nineteen customers agreed that this digital camera was good quality. Ephotozine wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS “Stylish, ultracompact metal body” yet they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Ephotozine also mentioned “Very good photo quality (in good light” in their review. Ephotozine also wrote “Excellent colour balance and overall image quality, helpful sound memos for tagging images” in their review.

Easy to Use

Six people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Digital Versus said in their Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS review “Easy to use”. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk gave it a score of 7 stars and wrote in their Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS review “The Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS is a joy to use”. Nine years ago expert website Photoreview.com.au wrote “Compact size, stylish appearance, ease of use and excellent imaging performance” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners reckoned that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Little noise at high ISO settings” in their review of this digital camera. Brighthub.com mentioned “Clean results at low ISO settings with bright, print-friendly color straight out of the box”.

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Sleek Design

Fourteen customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was well designed. Ephotozine said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS nine years ago “Classy, stylish design”. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Attractive design 4 colors” but they only gave it a score of 18.8 out of 100. Brighthub.com said “Design russi 4 coloris” in their review of this digital camera yet they gave it a rating of 17.6 out of 100.

Eleven people who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Theregister.co.uk gave it a score of 7 stars and said in their review of this digital camera nine years ago “First impressions are that the Digital 80 IS has that cool “Ixus look” – our model was sleek, silver, stylish and sophisticated, with a matte aluminium finish”. Steves-Digicams.com said in their review of this digital camera also nine years ago “The Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH is offered in five fashionable colors, allowing users to express their creativity”. Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Digicam Buyer.co.uk in the same month “Canon's IXUS range is iconic - small, perfectly formed cameras that are high on style”.

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Good Exposure Control

One owner considered that it had good exposure controls.

Optical Viewfinder

Four customers concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Ephotozine said “Optical viewfinder (a rarity these days”. Ephotozine also mentioned “Pinhole viewfinder” in their review. Nine years ago What Digital Camera said “Speedy performance, optical viewfinder, low shutter lag”.

One owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good screen.

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Image Stabilization

Sixteen customers who bought this digital camera thought it had a good image stabiliser. Nine years ago Digital Versus said “Good optical stabilization” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 1 stars. Also nine years ago Ephotozine said “Optical stabilizer solidifies hand-held photos” however they rated it 1 stars. Brighthub.com wrote “Taille, stabilisation, qualit des images, simplicit dutilisation” but in spite of that they only scored the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS 1 stars.

Two owners agreed that it had a good autofocus. Ephotozine mentioned “Fast startup, focus”. Brighthub.com wrote “Accurate and reasonably quick focus (although slightly slower in low light” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned on expert review site Imaging Resource.com “A good lens, face detection, custom modes” in their Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS review. Expert website Smh.com.au scored it 5 stars and said “The lens has effective optical image stabilisation” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Image Quality

Thirty-four customers mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Digitaltrends.com said “Takes quality photos with good color” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS. Digital Versus wrote “Excellent image quality”. Ephotozine mentioned “DIGIC III image processor just like the big boys”.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Ephotozine said “Sharp 2.5" LCD has good outdoor and low light visibility” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they gave this digital camera a score of 1 stars.

Two customers said in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine mentioned “High resolution LCD” . Expert website Photoreview.com.au wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS “The 8-megapixel effective resolution of the Ixus 80 iS is just right f”.

Two people considered that it had a good ISO range.

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Lack of Flash Options

Eight customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it did not have a good flash. Ephotozine mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS review “Flash washes out extreme macro shots”. Brighthub.com said “Slightly underpowered built-in flash”. Ephotozine also wrote “Flash takes just under 10 seconds to recharge after full-power shot” in their review.

No Optical Zoom During Video Recording

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was not good for video recording. Digital Versus said “No optical zoom during video recording”.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Canon released the PowerShot SD1100 IS in April 2017.

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