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Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS 8 to 10 Megapixel

3 star rating
                      3 / 5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $249.00

  • MPN2509B001
    Weight0.28 lb.
    Image Sensor TypeCCD
    Resolution8.3 Megapixel
    Optical Zoom3x
    Camera TypeCompact
    Family LineCanon PowerShot
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    35mm Zoom Lens38 - 114 mm
    Digital Zoom4x
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Focus Range12 in. to Infinity (w)
    Macro Focus Range1.2 - 3.9 in. (w) / 1.2 - 19.2 in. (t)
    Focal Length6.2 - 18.6 mm
    Camera Resolution8.3 Megapixel
    Image Resolutions640 x 480 • 3264 x 2448 • 2592 x 1944 • 2048 x 1536 • 1600 x 1200 • 3264 x 1832
    Video Resolutions640 x 480 (VGA) • 160 x 120 • 320 x 240
    Video Speed30 fps
    Max Movie LengthWithout Limit (Depends on the camera free memory size)
    Video FormatAVI • Motion JPEG
    Aperture Rangef2.8/f4.9 (w/t)
    Shutter Speed15 - 1/1500 sec
    White BalanceAuto • Manual • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Tungsten (Preset)
    Frames Per Second1.3 Frames
    Memory TypeMultimedia Card • SD Card • SDHC Card
    Compression ModesFine • SuperFine • Normal • Uncompressed
    Compression TypeJPEG • Raw Image • EXIF 2.2 • DPOF 1.1
    ISO SpeedsAuto • 100 • 200 • 400 • 800 • 1600 • 80
    Flash TypeBuilt-In
    Flash FunctionsFlash Off • Auto Flash • Fill-in Flash • Red-eye Reduction Flash • Slow Sync
    LCD PanelWith LCD Panel
    LCD Panel Size2.5 in.
    LCD Screen Resolution230,000 pixels
    LCD Protected PositionWithout LCD Protected Position
    Interface TypeUSB 2.0
    Video InterfaceVideo Out
    Battery TypeRechargeable Li-Ion Battery
    Battery Life240 Images
    Self Timer2 Sec. • 10 Sec.
    Built-in MicrophoneWith Built-in Microphone
    Width3.42 in.
    Depth0.87 in.
    Height2.16 in.
    Warranty1 Year
    Included AccessoriesUSB Cable • Video Cable • Hand Strap • Lithium Battery • Battery Charger
    Release DateMarch, 2008
    Product ID50393226

Product Description

Color communicates. It introduces you before you say a word, making the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Elph the ultimate image-maker. Five fashion-forward hues expressed in pure aluminum add a new burst of excitement to Canon’s Perpetual Curve design. Of course, a camera that brings out the best in you also delivers Canon’s most advanced technology features. Call it style with substance, for a new level of picture taking pleasure.

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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by mspawsholly a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2009

Strengths:    small if you want small, cute colors if you want cute, lots of icons if you want icons.

Weaknesses:    it;s so subjective, see above.

Bottom Line:   
Based upon reviews I finally broke down & purchased a "real" digital camera vs. things I bought at on line auctions that I still can't use...
So, after all that research from Staples retail to on line purchase I was disappointed in this camera. First, if you're over 45 and your close up vision is starting to wane you will need your glasses to read the icons and text on camera.
You will also need a magnifying glass and a lot of time to peruse the instruction booklet which is tiny and every set of instructions refers to another page further in the book which refers you to other pages. It's like reading the telephone book.
I photograph animals and I just don't have time to dash about searching for my glasses etc etc. I also have cuts on my fingers from dry skin and washing constantly, so the teeny buttons were painful to operate. I'm not full of patience and need to get the shot when it happens and for me, this camera was not a good option. I"ve ended up with an older Panasonic DMC-TZ series (#1) which for me, is far superior for ease of use. I got ti for $100 at a Ritz Camera store closing.
It's bigger and bulkier (good - I'll be able to find it) but the screen is huge, the manual is easy to read and follow, and it's easy on the fingers and hands. For $50 less I have a camera I will use.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $149.00

Purchased At:   Amazon

Similar Products Used:   mostly 35 mm slr or 35 ml point and shoot

Type of photography:   Other

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by amandamarino a Casual

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2008

Strengths:    Ease of use.
Face recognition.
Available colors of camera. (Mine is very pretty!)

Weaknesses:    Haven't found any yet!

Bottom Line:   
Very easy to use for beginner / casual photographer. It has several features that I do not use, yet, but overall it is very easy to use. So far, I have only messed around with Macro and Nightshot settings. This was a gift, so I am still learning.

I would recommend this camera for all beginner photographers. It has many features, but would limit a more experienced photographer.

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Duration Product Used:   0-1 years

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Horn Photo, Fresno,

Similar Products Used:   Powershot S3 IS

Type of photography:   People

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Help, cant decide. PowerShot SD850 IS vs SD1100 IS

I cant decide. I am torn between the PowerShot SD850 IS and the Powershot SD1100 IS and cant decide. Both seem like excellent cameras. The SD850 got reviewed a bit better on Cnet, but its also a year old (I dont really know how fast technology and quality gets out of date in comparison to new ... Read More »

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