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Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

81

Kagoo Score

81

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and very good value for money compact digital camera, with very good features
94
Reviews
257 Reviews + 6 Awards
92
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 8.3MP 3x 125g Nov 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Weight Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 8.3MP
Optical Zoom 3x
Weight 125g
Release Date Nov 2015
Nikon D3

73

Kagoo Score

73

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and good spec SLR digital camera
98
Reviews
71 Reviews + 11 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
73
Overall Score
Very Good
SLR 12.1MP 1.2kg 4256 X 2832 Pixels Oct 2007
Camera Type Megapixels Weight Maximum Image Resolution Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 12.1MP
Weight 1.2kg
Maximum Image Resolution 4256 X 2832 Pixels
Release Date Oct 2007
Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

81

Kagoo Score

81

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and very good value for money compact digital camera, with very good features
94
Reviews
257 Reviews + 6 Awards
92
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 8.3MP 3x 125g Nov 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Weight Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 8.3MP
Optical Zoom 3x
Weight 125g
Release Date Nov 2015
Nikon D3

73

Kagoo Score

73

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and good spec SLR digital camera
98
Reviews
71 Reviews + 11 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
73
Overall Score
Very Good
SLR 12.1MP 1.2kg 4256 X 2832 Pixels Oct 2007
Camera Type Megapixels Weight Maximum Image Resolution Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 12.1MP
Weight 1.2kg
Maximum Image Resolution 4256 X 2832 Pixels
Release Date Oct 2007

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Reasons For

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
3 Reasons For
More Popular
The Canon PowerShot SD1100 is is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Better Brand
Canon digital cameras have an average rating of 87.6%, but Nikon has an average rating of 87.6%.
Better Asia.cnet.com Review Score
Asia.cnet.com gave the Canon PowerShot SD1100 is a review score of 76%, but the rating of the Nikon D3 was only 0% from the same site.
16 Reasons For
Five More Awards
The Nikon D3 has 11 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Canon PowerShot SD1100 is has 6 awards.
Much Better Expert Reviews
The Nikon D3 has an average expert review score of 94% based on 50 reviews, however the Canon PowerShot SD1100 is has an average rating of 80% (based on 55 reviews).
A Bit Better User Reviews
The Nikon D3 has an average user review score of 94% based on 21 reviews, however the Canon PowerShot SD1100 is has an average rating of 93% (based on 202 reviews).
Better Brighthub.com Review Score
Brighthub.com's Nikon D3 review gave it a score of 100%, whereas the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS's rating was only 60% from the same site.
Better Digicam Buyer.co.uk Review Score
The Nikon D3 has a review score of 100% from Digicam Buyer.co.uk, whereas the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS's rating was only 80% from the same site.
Better PC Advisor.co.uk Review Score
PC Advisor.co.uk gave the Nikon D3 a review score of 90%, whereas the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS's rating was only 80% from the same site.
Better Techadvisor.co.uk Review Score
Techadvisor.co.uk's Nikon D3 review gave it a score of 90%, whereas the Canon PowerShot SD1100 is only has a rating of 80% from the same site.
Better Neocamera.com Review Score
Neocamera.com's Nikon D3 review gave it a score of 80%, whereas the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS's rating was only 60% from the same site.
Better CNET.co.uk Review Score
The Nikon D3 has a CNET.co.uk review score of 93%, whereas the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS's rating was only 76% from the same site.
Better CNET.com Review Score
CNET.com gave the Nikon D3 a review score of 93%, whereas the Canon PowerShot SD1100 is only has a rating of 76% from the same site.
Better PhotographyBlog.com Review Score
The Nikon D3 has a review score of 100% from PhotographyBlog.com, whereas the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS's rating was only 80% from the same site.
Better Pocket Lint Review Score
The Nikon D3 has a review score of 90% from Pocket Lint, whereas the Canon PowerShot SD1100 is only has a rating of 80% from the same site.
Better Ephotozine Review Score
The Nikon D3 has an Ephotozine review score of 100%, whereas the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better What Digital Camera Review Score
The Nikon D3 has a review score of 95% from What Digital Camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS's rating was only 90% from the same site.
Better CNET.com.au Review Score
The Nikon D3 has a review score of 93% from CNET.com.au, whereas the Canon PowerShot SD1100 is only has a rating of 76% from the same site.
Better DP Review Review Score
DP Review's Nikon D3 review gave it a score of 85%, whereas the rating of the Canon PowerShot SD1100 is was only 75% from the same site.

Size and Dimensions

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Nikon D3 has more awards than the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS. The Nikon D3 has 11 awards, where as the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS has 6 awards. Compare all award winning digital cameras.
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Average Expert Rating

The Nikon D3 has better expert reviews than the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS. The average expert reviews score for the Nikon D3 is 94% based on 50 reviews, where as the average score for the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS is 80% based on 55 reviews.
Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
5 stars
12 reviews
4 stars
21 reviews
3 stars
4 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
27 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Nikon D3 has better user reviews than the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS. The average user reviews score for the Nikon D3 is 94% based on 21 reviews, where as the average score for the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS is 93% based on 202 reviews.
Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
5 stars
163 reviews
4 stars
25 reviews
3 stars
4 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
10 reviews
Best
5 stars
16 reviews
4 stars
4 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Canon has a better average brand rating than Nikon. The average brand rating for Canon is 87.57% based on 48,552 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Nikon is 87.56% based on 44,742 reviews.
Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
Canon

88

88

Based on 48,552 reviews
Nikon

88

88

Based on 44,742 reviews

Brighthub.com Review Score

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
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This digital camera review is of the Canon PowerShot SD1100IS, a popular point-and-shoot camera. Find out what this compact digital camera has to offer, as well as what the cameras missing. SummaryThe Canon PowerShot SD1100IS is among the most popul...
Lens
Excellent design
Pinhole viewfinder
Great image quality
Optical image stabilization
DIGIC III image processor just like the big boys
Facial detection for portraits and to confirm those smiles afterwards
Small, sleek body design
High resolution LCD
Good performance figures, especially for a bargain came
Optical stabilizer solidifies hand-held photos
Small range-finder eyepiece frames shots in exceptionally bright conditions
Bold
2.5-inch LCD clearly shows your aim
Great macro mode
Speedy performance, optical viewfinder, low shutter lag
Very good photo quality (in good light)
Stylish, ultracompact metal body
Comes in five colors
Snappy performance
Sharp 2.5" LCD has good outdoor and low light visibility
Optical viewfinder (a rarity these days)
R
Classy, stylish design
Fast start-up and shot-to-shot
Good image stabilization
Great design, solid feel, display information, image stabilisation
Sleek design
Excellent colour balance and overall image quality, helpful sound memos for tagging images
Fast startup, focus, and shutter
Maximum aperture of 2.8
Compact, stylish, optical image stabilisation, sharp images, lightning fast start-up time
Good image quality
Image stabilization
Robust build quality
Minimal shutter lag
Speedy performance
Optical image stabilisation
Optical viewfinder
Good point-and-shoot camera
Takes quality photos with good color
Optical image stabiliszation
Very compact body
Decent edge-to-edge sharpness
Clean results at low ISO settings with bright, print-friendly color straight out of the box
Accurate and reasonably quick focus (although slightly slower in low light)
Good responsiveness and overall spe
Trendy, compact camera Wide views on LCD Image stabilization Cool picture effects Fast, accurate face detection
Little noise at high ISO settings
Antireflective LCD
Good optical stabilization
Excellent image quality
Very reactive
Attractive design 4 colors)
Easy to use
Taille, stabilisation, qualit des images, simplicit dutilisation
Stabilisation optique
Dclinaison du botier en quatre couleurs
Stabilisation optique performante
Trs bonne qualit d'image
Appareil trs ractif
Design russi 4 coloris)
Facilit d'utilisation
Genomgende snabb
Enkel att hantera
Motion Detection
Face detection
Risoluzione
Schermo ad alta risoluzione
Not so great in low light
May be a little fragile
Zoom ring
Small LCD screen
Slight problems with fringing
Not a feature-set dynamo
Flash washes out extreme macro shots
Moderate chromatic aberration at wide angle
Soft corners at wide angle
High contrast in harsh lighting
Flash takes just under 10 seconds to recharge after full-power shot
Very small MMC card included
Optical v
Fine details often muddled together
Moderate background noise in indoor, flash photos
Minor issues with image noise and barrelling
Noisy images in low light
Some NR artifacting at low ISOs in good light
Corner blurriness and purple fringing an issue
Zoom setting not shown on LCD
Flash a little slow to charge
More manual controls would be nice
Flimsy door over memory cardbat
Slightly dull colors
Couldnt keep up with fast action shots
Some softness at corners of images
Some features hidden in menus, viewfinder a little on the small side, only 32MB SD supplied
Lack of Flash options
Lack of landscape mode
Lacks a true wideangle lens
Hardtofind manual features
A little noisy, burst mode is somewhat sluggish The Final Word Another brilliant IXUS unit, the Canon IXUS 80 IS packs image stabilisation and good image quality into a compact and sexy body
A great package for users looking for a new point and shoot
Chromatic aberration
Zoom not as sharp as the S 1000's
Battery life could be better
Canon PowerShot S 1100 IS
No manual exposure controls
Slow flash recycle time
Noise at 400 ISO and above
On-screen menu needs streamlining
Minimal manual options
Battery life when using LCD not brilliant
Slightly underpowered built-in flash
Little manual control
Poor Auto White Balance performance under artificial light
Pretty noisy at any sensitivity above ISO 200 (decent detail retention though)
Some highli
Weak, poorly-placed flash Tiny controls Poor handling Slow 1.3 fps Burst mode Flimsy battery door
Function button is flat and hard to find by touch
Wide-angle lens is not as wide as the S 1000s
No wide angle 38114mm)
Optical viewfinder imprecise, weak burst mode
Still no exposure bar when shooting
Finishing touches too plastic (doors, dials, etc
)
No optical zoom during video recording
Qualit de finition en retrait, absence de grand angle
Pas de grand angle
Pas de grand angle 38114 mm)
Viseur optique peu prcis, mode rafale anmique
Toujours pas d'histogramme d'exposition la prise de vue
Quelques finitions trop plastique (trappes, slecteur photovido)
Pas de zoom opt
Ngot verskrpta bilder
Zoom ottico basso
...
Jun 2009
Best
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Looking for a new SLR camera? Not sure which one to go with? Well, despite having been around for a couple of years, the Nikon D-3 is still a great choice for the professional photographer. OverviewRating The Nikon D-3 ($4,000 online) has been out fo...
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Aug 2009

Ephotozine Review Score

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
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Having lost my previous camera in an unfortunate incident involving a corrupt taxi firm, intoxication and being dressed as a knife and fork (long story), just days before embarking on a cross continent cycle ride, a snap decision had to be made. Weig...
Lens
Excellent design
Pinhole viewfinder
Great image quality
Optical image stabilization
DIGIC III image processor just like the big boys
Facial detection for portraits and to confirm those smiles afterwards
Small, sleek body design
High resolution LCD
Good performance figures, especially for a bargain came
Optical stabilizer solidifies hand-held photos
Small range-finder eyepiece frames shots in exceptionally bright conditions
Bold
2.5-inch LCD clearly shows your aim
Great macro mode
Speedy performance, optical viewfinder, low shutter lag
Very good photo quality (in good light)
Stylish, ultracompact metal body
Comes in five colors
Snappy performance
Sharp 2.5" LCD has good outdoor and low light visibility
Optical viewfinder (a rarity these days)
R
Classy, stylish design
Fast start-up and shot-to-shot
Good image stabilization
Great design, solid feel, display information, image stabilisation
Sleek design
Excellent colour balance and overall image quality, helpful sound memos for tagging images
Fast startup, focus, and shutter
Maximum aperture of 2.8
Genomgende snabb
Enkel att hantera
Motion Detection
Face detection
Risoluzione
Schermo ad alta risoluzione
Not so great in low light
May be a little fragile
Zoom ring
Small LCD screen
Slight problems with fringing
Not a feature-set dynamo
Flash washes out extreme macro shots
Moderate chromatic aberration at wide angle
Soft corners at wide angle
High contrast in harsh lighting
Flash takes just under 10 seconds to recharge after full-power shot
Very small MMC card included
Optical v
Fine details often muddled together
Moderate background noise in indoor, flash photos
Minor issues with image noise and barrelling
Noisy images in low light
Some NR artifacting at low ISOs in good light
Corner blurriness and purple fringing an issue
Zoom setting not shown on LCD
Flash a little slow to charge
More manual controls would be nice
Flimsy door over memory cardbat
Slightly dull colors
Couldnt keep up with fast action shots
Some softness at corners of images
Some features hidden in menus, viewfinder a little on the small side, only 32MB SD supplied
Lack of Flash options
Lack of landscape mode
Lacks a true wideangle lens
Hardtofind manual features
Ngot verskrpta bilder
Zoom ottico basso
...
Nov 2008
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Along with the recently reviewed D300, Nikon also announce a new Flagship to their digital camera range, the D3. The announcement raised both eyebrows and sighs of relief, being Nikons first venture into ?full frame digital photography. Ian Andrews.....
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Excellent advanced autofocus system
Live view in two modes
Great Rear Screen
Rugged build quality
Exceptional High ISO performance
Lens presets
Ergonomic continuity
Battery continuity
Great low light performance
Loss of true ISO 100
Needs high speed cards to get the best from it ( 266x or better)
The D3 is an awesome piece of kit that has no doubt sent a lot of other camera manufacturers running back to their drawing boards. The camera takes Nikon into a new era with the FX format and capabilities that will satisfy virtually all of the discip...
Jan 2008

Neocamera.com Review Score

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
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The Canon Powershot SD1100 IS represents its series with good all-around performance without standing out in any way. It produces nice images with consumer-oriented color, bright print-ready exposure and is quite fast and responsive. There is nothing...
...
May 2008
Best
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The D3 is Nikons most advanced digital camera and is aimed at the highest end of photographers. This full-frame DSLR is characterized by the outstanding quality of its images and its ultra-high-ISO capability. Indeed, the D3 produces the cleanest ISO...
...
Oct 2008

PhotographyBlog.com Review Score

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
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At the start of the millennium, Canons original Digital IXUS cameras were the super models of the digital compact world; looking as good as they performed, their popularity seemed a sure bet. But time has moved on, rivals have got slimmer, smaller a....
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The Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS can perhaps best be summed up as an undemanding snapper for the unpretentious imagemaker ? and as such is largely beyond criticism, save for some fiddly controls inherent in a camera with a height and width (if not depth....
May 2008
Best
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The Nikon D3 digital SLR is Nikons first ever full-frame camera, offering a 12.1 megapixel, FX format CMOS sensor. The 9fps continuous mode, even when shooting RAW images, should appeal to all the sports photographers out there, supported by Nikon?s....
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The Nikon D3 has got to be the top choice for anyone wanting high quality, rapid-fire image capture, or extremely low light photography without flash, who is not otherwise wedded to the Canon system. Press ? sports and news ? photographers are......
Feb 2008

What Digital Camera Review Score

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
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The Canon IXUS series is renowned for delivering quality results alongside stylish design. With the IXUS 80IS a 3x optical zoom, 8MP sensor and 2.5in LCD screen means it stays on-brand. Aesthetically the IXUS 80IS looks and feels solid......
...
May 2008
Best
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The Nikon D3 is arguably the most anticipated camera of recent times. It stands out from the pack on several fronts. First, it?s Nikon?s most highly specified camera to date, aimed at the pro market mainly, but is sure to be picked up by......
Excellent image quality, build, lowlight performance, speed
AF system
LCD
Could argue the resolution could be higher
Live View on fixed LCD
There?s a lot of debate over which is better, the Nikon D3 or the Canon 1Ds Mk III. The Nikon does seem to have much in its favour, not least the price. While the D3 has arguably a rather conservative resolution by comparison, its performance shows.....
Jan 2008

Pocket Lint Review Score

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
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You can find similar specification from other manufacturers at a lower price, but the IXUS 80 is seriously worthy of consideration......
...
Apr 2008
Best
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Nikon?s new flagship DSLR is a beast of a camera that sports Nikon?s latest FX format full frame (in 35mm format terms) CMOS sensor and full pro specification in terms of rugged build and shooting controls. It?s not cheap but then......
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Excellent image quality, excellent ergonomics, great design and control layout, menu system, comprehensive feature set and customisability
Fastest frame rate only available in DX format mode, low(ish) resolution compared to its Canon competition the EOS 1Ds Mk III
...
Feb 2008

PC Advisor.co.uk Review Score

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
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Like its Digital Elph predecessors, Canons PowerShot SD1100 IS looks and feels great. The Canon PowerShot SD1100 ISs price tag of about £180 puts squarely in the realm of midrange point-and-shoots, but its robust features - including Canons fast......
Despite a few minor issues, the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS is a joy to use, and it produces superb photos for its class. If you can get by without a truly wide-angle lens, youll be more than happy with the SD1100 IS. And, man, does it look cool. Danny...
Apr 2008
Best
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Okay, so Nikons D3 flagship DSLR has an eye-watering price tag but, in replacing the aged D2x, Nikon has produced a digital SLR camera with a feature set to make the mouth water too. Enticing those shooting sport and action photography, the Nikon D3....
The Nikon D3 is blisteringly fast, capturing incredible results in near darkness. Digital files normally accused of looking ?flat? have an attractively 3D film-like quality. But this camera is eye-wateringly expensive. Gavin Stoker Lowest onli......
Nov 2008

Digicam Buyer.co.uk Review Score

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
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Canon's IXUS range is iconic - small, perfectly formed cameras that are high on style. The 80 IS is no exception, offered in a choice of four colours from Classic Silver and Candy Pink to Chocolate, and our favourite, the rather slinky golden Caramel...
...
Apr 2008
Best
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Nikons first full-frame professional-level DSLR looks a superb package, replete with all youd expect from a camera at this levelDespite Nikon?s recent announcement of its new D3 upgrade, the D3X, this 12.2MP professional snapper is Nikon?s first ever...
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Probably the best DSLR weve tested to date, the D3 combines flexibility and performance with stunning results, making it (nearly) the perfect pro shooter......
Jan 2009

Photoreview.com.au Review Score

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
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Four desirable characteristics will give Canons Ixus 80 IS kudos with style-conscious snapshooters: compact size, stylish appearance, ease of use and excellent imaging performance. The 8-megapixel effective resolution of the Ixus 80 iS is just right ...
...
Apr 2008
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Unveiled at the end of August, along with the D300 pro-sumer model, Nikons D3 is targeted at press photographers and is the first Nikon DSLR with a full-frame image sensor. Photographers can select from three image areas: FX format (36 x 24mm), DX f....
...
Dec 2007

Digitalcamerareview.com Review Score

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
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The folks athave lots of experience building ultracompact, feature-rich digital cameras, and their SD series Digital Elph digicams have consistently been among the most successful competitors in the photography marketplace. That success stems, in lar...
Good image quality
Image stabilization
Robust build quality
Chromatic aberration
Zoom not as sharp as the S 1000's
Battery life could be better
Canon PowerShot S 1100 IS
The SD1100 IS is an impressive digicam when compared to the competition, but it doesn't fare quite as well when compared to the original SD1000. Where does the SD1100 IS fail to measure up to its illustrious predecessor? Most notably, in the lens: th...
Mar 2008
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Remember the 1996 sci-fi movie ? It's the one where Will Smith plays a Marine captain and F-18 Hornet pilot who gets the chance to pilot an alien spacecraft on an improbable mission to destroy the mother ship and save the world from those nasty extra...
Breathtaking high ISO performance
Breathtaking image and color quality
Breathtaking continuous shooting rates
Breathtakingly good monitor
Breathtaking price
Nikon 3
The D3 is Nikon's flagship FX digital camera, if only because it's Nikon's sole FX digital camera. But the D3 justifies its standing in the Nikon ranks on much more than mere exclusivity. Unparalleled ISO performance, a 9 fps full resolution shooting...
Feb 2008

CNET.co.uk Review Score

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
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Canons Digital IXUS 80 IS adds optical image stabilisation to last years hit Digital IXUS 70, while delivering just as impressive image quality......
Great image quality
Minimal shutter lag
Speedy performance
Optical image stabilisation
Face detection
Optical viewfinder
No manual exposure controls
Slow flash recycle time
...
Mar 2008
Best
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For years, Nikon users had been asking their favoured camera maker for a dSLR with a full-frame sensor (the same size as a 35mm frame of film). Finally, Nikon caved, delivering the 12-megapixel D3, which is selling for around £2,900 for the body onl...
Nikon's flagship dSLR packs a full-frame 12-megapixel sensor and is a highly versatile imaging powerhouse that lets photographers create images previously impossible to capture. As long as you can get used to this camera's solid weight, it's a defini...
Sep 2008

Asia.cnet.com Review Score

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
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The good: Great image quality; minimal shutter lag; speedy performance; optical image stabilization; face detection; optical viewfinder The bad: No manual exposure controls; slow flash recycle time The bottom line: Canons IXUS 80 IS adds optical imag...
Great image quality
Minimal shutter lag
Speedy performance
Optical image stabilization
Face detection
Optical viewfinder
No manual exposure controls
Slow flash recycle time
Canons IXUS 80 IS adds optical image stabilization to last years hit IXUS 70, while delivering just as impressive image quality......
Mar 2008
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Ever since digital SLRs took off with the masses, purists have continued to beat the drum for a full-frame 35mm sensor. Eight years after its first dSLR, the D1 in 1999, Nikon has finally released its first full-frame digital SLR--although Nikon want...
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Nov 2007

CNET.com Review Score

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
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Canons SD1100 IS adds optical image stabilization to last years hit SD1000, while delivering just as impressive image quality......
Great image quality
Minimal shutter lag
Speedy performance
Optical image stabilization
Face detection
Optical viewfinder
No manual exposure controls
Slow flash recycle time
...
Mar 2008
Best
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For years, Nikon users had been asking their favored camera maker for a dSLR with a full-frame sensor (the same size as a 35mm frame of film). Finally, Nikon caved, delivering the 12-megapixel D3; the result is a camera that reaches new heights in im...
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Nikons flagship dSLR packs a full-frame 12-megapixel sensor and is a highly versatile imaging powerhouse that lets photographers create images previously impossible to capture. Specifications: Digital camera type: SLR; Resolution: 12.1 megapixels; Di...
Jul 2008

DP Review Review Score

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
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The Canon Powershot SD1100 IS (IXUS 80 IS in Europe) is as fresh off the Canon engineers drawing boards as it can get. It was announced only a few weeks ago for the PMA trade show in Las Vegas and already has made its way into the basement vault whi....
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Very compact body
Decent edge-to-edge sharpness
Clean results at low ISO settings with bright, print-friendly color straight out of the box
Accurate and reasonably quick focus (although slightly slower in low light)
Good responsiveness and overall spe
Battery life when using LCD not brilliant
Slightly underpowered built-in flash
Little manual control
Poor Auto White Balance performance under artificial light
Pretty noisy at any sensitivity above ISO 200 (decent detail retention though)
Some highli
The SD1100 is a typical IXUS/SD in many respects. It is compact, well built and sports a reasonably attractive design. It offers good output quality in most situations - straight out of the cam - only requiring minimal user intervention. It is also.....
Feb 2008
Best
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Firmare V1.0 (and V1.10) The professional Nikon D single digit series of digital SLRs started life back in June 1999 with the groundbreaking D1. Groundbreaking because it was the digital SLR that broke Kodaks stranglehold on the digital SLR mark......
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When we first saw the D3 before it was officially launched Ill admit there were some raised eyebrows, and the first question was is this a replacement for the D2Hs, the D2X, both or neither?. The truth of course is that its not that simple, and Ni......
Aug 2007

Date Released

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
31 months old Best 129 months old

Key Features

Megapixels

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Maximum ISO Sensitivity

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Display Diagonal

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Weight

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Specification

 
 
 
Picture Quality Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
Image Sensor Size 1" Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Type
SLR
 SLR
SLR
 SLR
Maximum Image Resolution
4256 x 2832
 4256 x 2832
4256 x 2832
 4256 x 2832
Megapixels 8.3MP
BEST
12.1MP
Sensor Type
CCD
 CCD
CCD
 CCD
Image Formats Supported
JPG JPEG
NEF RAW
TIF
 JPG
 JPEG
 NEF
 RAW
 TIF
JPG JPEG
NEF RAW
TIF
 JPG
 JPEG
 NEF
 RAW
 TIF
Image Sensor Size (W X H) Unknown - Click to provide data 36 X 23.9
Total Megapixels Unknown - Click to provide data 12.87MP
 
 
 
Lens System Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
Optical Zoom 3x Depends on lens
BEST
Digital Zoom 4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number 2.8
BEST
Depends on lens
Maximum Aperture Number 4.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 114mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 38mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F) 6.2 - 18.6 Depends on lens
Combined Zoom 12x Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Focusing Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
Closest Focusing Distance Unknown - Click to provide data Depends on lens
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Continuous Auto Focus Servo Auto Focus
Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Single Auto Focus
Continuous Auto Focus Servo Auto Focus
Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Single Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Points 51
BEST
Focus Adjustment
Auto / Manual
 Auto / Manual
Auto / Manual
 Auto / Manual
 
 
 
Light Exposure Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
ISO Sensitivity
80 100
200 400
800
 80
 100
 200
 400
 800
80 100
200 400
800
 80
 100
 200
 400
 800
Light Exposure Modes
Auto Manual
Aperture Priority AE Shutter Priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 Aperture Priority AE
 Shutter Priority AE
Auto Manual
Aperture Priority AE Shutter Priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 Aperture Priority AE
 Shutter Priority AE
Maximum ISO Sensitivity 1,600 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Sensitivity 80
BEST
100
Light Metering
Centre-Weighted Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)
Spot
 Centre-Weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)
 Spot
Centre-Weighted Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)
Spot
 Centre-Weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
±5EV (1 / 2; 1 / 3 EV Step)
 ±5EV (1 / 2; 1 / 3 EV Step)
±5EV (1 / 2; 1 / 3 EV Step)
 ±5EV (1 / 2; 1 / 3 EV Step)
Light Exposure Control
Program AE
 Program AE
Program AE
 Program AE
 
 
 
Shutter Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 15s 30s
BEST
Camera Shutter Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Flash Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
Flash Recharging Time 10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Modes
Auto Flash Off
Flash On Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Synchronization
 Auto
 Flash Off
 Flash On
 Red-Eye Reduction
 Slow Synchronization
Auto Flash Off
Flash On Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Synchronization
 Auto
 Flash Off
 Flash On
 Red-Eye Reduction
 Slow Synchronization
Flash Sync-Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Flash Range (tele) 0.3 - 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide) 0.3 - 3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Video Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
Maximum Video Resolution
640 x 480
 640 x 480
640 x 480
 640 x 480
Video Resolution
160 x 120 320 x 240
640 x 480
 160 x 120
 320 x 240
 640 x 480
160 x 120 320 x 240
640 x 480
 160 x 120
 320 x 240
 640 x 480
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
AVI
 AVI
AVI
 AVI
Resolution At Capture Speed
320×240@30fps
 320×240@30fps
320×240@30fps
 320×240@30fps
 
 
 
Audio Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
Audio Formats Supported
WAV
 WAV
WAV
 WAV
 
 
 
Memory Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
Compatible Memory Card
HC MMC+ MMC+
SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO Compact Flash (CF) / CFast
MicroDrive
 HC MMC+
 MMC+
 SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO
 Compact Flash (CF) / CFast
 MicroDrive
HC MMC+ MMC+
SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO Compact Flash (CF) / CFast
MicroDrive
 HC MMC+
 MMC+
 SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO
 Compact Flash (CF) / CFast
 MicroDrive
Memory Slots Unknown - Click to provide data 2
 
 
 
Display Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
Display Diagonal 2.5" 3"
BEST
Field of View 100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution 230,000 Pixels 921,000 Pixels
BEST
Display
TFT
 TFT
TFT
 TFT
 
 
 
Viewfinder Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
Viewfinder Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
 
 
 
Camera Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
White Balance
Auto Cloudy
Custom Modes Daylight
Fluorescent Fluorescent H
Tungsten Manual
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Custom Modes
 Daylight
 Fluorescent
 Fluorescent H
 Tungsten
 Manual
Auto Cloudy
Custom Modes Daylight
Fluorescent Fluorescent H
Tungsten Manual
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Custom Modes
 Daylight
 Fluorescent
 Fluorescent H
 Tungsten
 Manual
Photo Effects
Black & White Neutral
Positive Film Sepia
Vivid
 Black & White
 Neutral
 Positive Film
 Sepia
 Vivid
Black & White Neutral
Positive Film Sepia
Vivid
 Black & White
 Neutral
 Positive Film
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay 2,10 2,10
Image Editing
Rotating
 Rotating
Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
DPOF 1.1 Exif 2.2
DCF DPOF
Exif 2.21
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif 2.21
DPOF 1.1 Exif 2.2
DCF DPOF
Exif 2.21
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif 2.21
Camera Playback
Slide Show Thumbnails
 Slide Show
 Thumbnails
Slide Show Thumbnails
 Slide Show
 Thumbnails
Playback Modes
Zoom
 Zoom
Zoom
 Zoom
Eye Relief Unknown - Click to provide data 18mm
Scene Modes
Beach Fireworks
Snow Sunset
Underwater
 Beach
 Fireworks
 Snow
 Sunset
 Underwater
Beach Fireworks
Snow Sunset
Underwater
 Beach
 Fireworks
 Snow
 Sunset
 Underwater
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
Height 54.8mm 157mm
Weight 125g 1.2kg
BEST
Depth 22mm 87.5mm
Width 86.8mm 159.5mm
 
 
 
Battery Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
Power Source Type
Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Battery
Battery Supported Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type NB-4L Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life 240 Shots 4,300 Shots
BEST
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
Non-Operating Relative Humidity (non-Condensing) Unknown - Click to provide data 85
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 0 - 40
 
 
 
Other Features Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Nikon D3
Metering Unknown - Click to provide data Color Matrix Metering II
Interface Unknown - Click to provide data HDMI 1.3a, USB
Data Compression Unknown - Click to provide data NEF (RAW), JPEG
Effective Sensor Resolution Unknown - Click to provide data 12,870,000 Pixels
Camera Shutter Speed 1s
BEST
Lens System Unknown - Click to provide data F
Picture Resolution Unknown - Click to provide data 36.0 X 23.9 Mm

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