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Canon PowerShot S110 Point-and-Shoot Camera Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The Canon PowerShot S110 is an advanced point-and-shoot camera with a range of features to appeal to beginning photographers and to photo enthusiasts. It has built-in Wi-Fi and a touch-sensitive LCD screen that can snap the shutter or select certain camera settings. There is also a control ring to quickly adjust focus, aperture, shutter speed and more. GPS is not built-in as it is on some competitors, but with a free app GPS can be accessed through a smartphone.

For photo enthusiasts, the S100 has manual controls in addition to its automatic modes, plus the ability to take still images in both JPEG and uncompressed RAW formats (rare on point-and-shoots). It also records 1080p full-HD video at 24 frames per second, with stereo sound.


(Prices as of 01/11/2013)
S110       Source
$450Best Buy
$379B&H Photo Video

Additional Costs:

$5-$25Additional SD (standard capacity) memory cards, 4GB-8GB, Class 4-6 (Class 10 is fastest)
$15-$75Additional SDHC (high capacity) memory cards, 16GB-32GB, Class 10
$50-$200+Additional SDXC (extended capacity, used for video) memory cards, 64GB-128GB, Class 10
$20-$50Replacement battery
$20-$60Replacement battery charger
$50-$90Optional flash attachment


DimensionsHeight: 2.32"
Width: 3.89"
Depth: 1.06"
Weight6.98 oz.
ColorsBlack, white
Included in BoxBattery, charger, wrist strap, USB cable, software (Digital Camera Solution)
Type of MediaSD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Megapixels12.1 MP
Sensor1/1.7" CMOS sensor
(Typical point-and-shoot: 1/2.3" sensor ratio. Larger sensors: 1/1.7")
Monitor3" TFT LCD with touch-screen panel (about 461k dots)
Video1080p full-HD video recording with a dedicated movie button and stereo sound
FlashBuilt-in flash (auto, flash on, slow synchro, flash off), with a range of 1.6'-23'
Zoom5X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom, 20X combined zoom with optical image stabilizer
(Basic point-and-shoots: 3X-10X optical zoom. Superzoom: 10X-40X+)
Photographic ValuesFocal length: 5.2mm-26.0mm (film equivalent 24-120mm)
Aperture: f/2.0-5.9
Shutter speed: 15 seconds to 1/2000
ISO: 80-12800
Manual SettingsManual exposure, program shift, safety shift, AE lock
Continuous ShootingAbout 10 frames per second in high-speed burst mode
BatteriesRechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, about 200 shots or 4 hours playback time per charge; 10 seconds or less recycling time
Other FeaturesBuilt-in Wi-Fi
Ring controls focus, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, step zoom, exposure compensation, aspect ratio, i-Contrast, white bal
27 shooting modes, including portrait, handheld night, underwater, high dynamic range, soft focus and more
12 photo effects, including sepia, black & white, lighter skin tone and more
Self-timer with 2- or 10-second or custom delay
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed product information is available at

What People Are Saying:

Critics typically praise the Canon PowerShot S110 as a pocket-sized camera with a lot of professional features, although most note that setting up the built-in Wi-Fi can be challenging. Consumer Reports recommends the PowerShot S110, rating it very good in all categories -- image and video quality, flash photos, LCD and ease of use -- but noting that the audio on the video recording is only fair (equivalent to about a C- or D letter grade).
  • CNET: "Nice photo quality, improved autofocus performance, and a very compact design make the Canon PowerShot S110 a solid option if you're looking for something between a point-and-shoot and an enthusiast compact. But if you can find them cheaper, the S100 or S95 are still good alternatives."
  • "Pros: Sharp lens. Good quality at high ISOs. Speedy performance. Integrated Wi-Fi. Raw shooting support. Cons: Expensive. No GPS. Lacks hot shoe or EVF option. 1080p video limited to 24fps. Wireless setup can be difficult. Bottom line: The compact, sharp-shooting Canon PowerShot S110 is very similar to its Editors' Choice-winning predecessor, but it's no longer the class leader."
  • TechRadar: "With plenty to appeal to beginners and more advanced enthusiasts alike, the Canon S110's inclusion of Wi-Fi connectivity adds to its potential attractiveness to tech-savvy photographers too. We should warn you, however, that the system is highly cumbersome to set up initially, but once you've navigated this minefield it's possible to upload your shots directly to social networking sites, PCs, smartphones and tablets. Finally, if you do use Wi-Fi, expect to run down the battery pretty quickly."