Canon PowerShot S110

It is worth noting that the S110 is a relatively minor improvement to the S100, with the core components of the camera – the lens, sensor, and image processor – remaining mostly unchanged. Consequently, it retains the 12MP 1/1.7″ ‘High Sensitivity CMOS’ sensor, DIGIC 5 image processor, and 24-120mm equivalent lens, which has a reasonably fast F2.0 aperture at wide-angle and a noticeably slower F5.9 aperture at telephoto, both manufactured by Canon.

Aside from that, the camera’s control arrangement is virtually identical, including the outstanding and often imitated programmable control dial located around the lens.

The most significant upgrades include a capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch functionality similar to that of a smartphone, as well as integrated WiFi networking, which has become a must-have feature this year.

Canon PowerShot S110

However, while the S100 does not have a built-in GPS module, it can still geotag photographs by synchronizing with the GPS on your smartphone – if you have one, that is.

There are the standard features we’ve come to expect from a touchscreen, like the highly helpful touch-focus function, which allows you to define your topic by touching the screen. Among the more interesting features is the ability to temporarily adjust or disable the function of the lens control dial by tapping on a “virtual dial” located on either side of the screen’s right edge.

The ability to swiftly go from managing the aperture to regulating exposure correction, for example, is a sensible addition to the S100’s already outstanding control mechanism in aperture priority mode.

The WiFi on the S110 is also quite ordinary in terms of features. Photographs may be transferred to a smartphone or tablet, and still photographs and videos can be uploaded immediately to social networking sites such as Facebook and YouTube. Even if you’re out of range of a WiFi network, you can still upload photos to your computer or tablet using Canon’s CameraWindow application.

It’s also possible to print wirelessly to printers that support WiFi, such as Canon’s Selphy CP900 or Pixma models that were launched at the same time as the S110.

The S110 also has what Canon refers to as ‘ZoomPlus,’ which is an advanced digital zoom that seeks to improve image quality via the use of content-aware upsampling.

If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because Sony just introduced a technique dubbed ‘Clear Image Zoom’ on its newest cameras, including the RX100, that is quite similar to what you’re hearing here. It is similar to the Sony approach in that it more or less twice increases the zoom range of a camera for JPEG shooters while, in theory, providing greater image quality than a regular digital zoom.

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Canon PowerShot S110 Specs

Body typeCompact
Max resolution4000 x 3000
Other resolutions4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2664, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
Image ratio w:h1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels12 megapixels
Sensor size1/1.7″ (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorDigic 5
ISOAuto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800
White balance presets7
Custom white balanceYes (2)
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal
Focal length (equiv.)24–120 mm
Optical zoom
Maximum apertureF2–5.9
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Manual focusYes
Macro focus range3 cm (1.18″)
Number of focus points9
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots461,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT PureColor II G Touch screen LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Minimum shutter speed15 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject / scene modesYes
Built-in flashYes
Flash range7.00 m
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain
Continuous drive2.1 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing(at 1/3 EV steps)
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Videography notesMiniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage includedUnknown
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (Mini)
Wireless notesWireless LAN (IEEE802.11 b/g/n)
Remote controlNo
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion NB-5L rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)200
Weight (inc. batteries)198 g (0.44 lb / 6.98 oz)
Dimensions99 x 59 x 27 mm (3.9 x 2.32 x 1.06″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
GPS notesvia mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)
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