Canon PowerShot S110 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 12 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 5x optical zoom with 24mm wide-angle, f1.8-5.9
  • 1080/24p HD video recording with stereo sound
  • Built-in WiFi for image transfer to social sites, PC, IOS and Android Devices
  • Image stabilization
  • RAW capture
  • Manual modes
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2012-10-01
  • Final Grade: 83 4.15 Star Rating: Recommended

4.15 Star Rating: Recommended
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Canon PowerShot S110
12 megapixel CMOS sensor; 5x optical zoom with 24mm wide-angle, f1.8-5.9; 1080/24p HD video recording with stereo sound; Built-in WiFi for image transfer to social sites, PC, IOS and Android Devices; Image stabilization; RAW capture; Manual modes; Lithium-ion battery
By Hillary Grigonis, Last updated on: 8/21/2014

Hey! You should know that Canon has released a newer version of this product: the Canon PowerShot S120.

The S110 is a disappointingly modest upgrade to the very good S100 and it may not do enough to really differentiate itself from the rest of the pack. The camera still sports the same 12 megapixel sensor and 24-120mm f2.0-5.9 lens, but trades the GPS for wireless capabilities and a touchscreen. The touchscreen is similar to the one seen on the T4i, multitouch and all, but we were really hoping for upgrades that affect the camera's image quality and performance rather than other features. Compared with Sony's RX100 or even the just-announced Fujifilm XF1, the S110 is looking rather pedestrian.

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