Canon SD 1100, one of the latest digital cameras of Canon, was launched in India in first half of 2008. With this review, explore the features and specifications of Canon SD PowerShot 1100.

Canon SD 1100

Canon released its new camera, PowerShot SD1100, in the first half of 2008, as a replacement for the SD1000 (IXUS 70). With the new camera, Canon has combined a resolution of eight megapixel, with 1/2.5" CCD imager and a Canon-branded 3x optical zoom lens. Along with that them the camera also promises image stabilization and covers a fairly standard range of 38-114mm equivalent - a moderate wide angle to a moderate telephoto. Canon PowerShot SD1100 will come with fully automatic Exposure.
 
For those who love to play with the exposure of the camera, there is the option to tweak it with 2.0EV of exposure compensation. The user will also get four metering modes to handle difficult lighting, including a mode that relates metering to the face detection system of the digital camera. The beginners can rejoice as Canon SD1100 provides 13 scene modes for them. One of the long-exposure modes of the camera is ELPH, which allows you to manually set exposure times, to as long as 15 seconds.
 
A 2.5" LCD display and a real-image optical zoom viewfinder are some of the other features of Canon PowerShot SD1100. The digital camera will also come equipped with a fairly wide ISO sensitivity range, from 80 to 1600. Another interesting feature is PictBridge compliance, which allows the user to directly print the photos from any printer that supports PictBridge, without involving a PC in-between. It will come with SD/SDHC/MMC memory card and a 32MB card in the product bundle. The NB-4L lithium-ion rechargeable battery will provide you the required power.
 
Technical Specifications
 
Sensor
  • 1/2.5 " Type CCD
  • 8.0 million effective pixels
Image Sizes
  • (L) 3264 x 2448
  • (M1) 2592 x 1944
  • (M2) 2048 x 1536
  • (M3, Date Stamp) 1600 x 1200
  • (S) 640 x 480
  • (W) 3264 x 1832
  • Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)
Movie Clips
  • (L)640 x 480, 30fps/60fps
  • (LP) (M)320 x 240, 30fps
  • (S)160 x 120, 15fps
  • Time Lapse 640 x 480, 0.5/1fps (Playback 15fps)
File Formats
  • JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
  • AVI [Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)]
Lens
 
  • 3x optical zoom
  • 6.2 - 18.6 mm (35mm equivalent: 38–114mm)
  • F2.8 - 4.9
Image Stabilization
Yes (lens shift-type)
Conversion Lenses
No
Digital Zoom 
up to 4x 
Focus
TTL autofocus
AF Area Mode
  • AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point)
  • 1-point AF (fixed to center or Face Select and Track)
AF Assist Lamp 
Yes
Focus Distance
  • Normal: 12 in./30cm-infinity
  • Macro: 1.2 in.-1.6 ft./3-50cm (W), 1.2 in.-1.6 ft./3-50cm (T)
  • Digital Macro: 1.2-3.9 in./3-10cm (W) 
Metering
  • Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame)
  • Center-weighted average
  • Spot (center)
ISO Sensitivity
  • AUTO
  • High ISO Auto (incorporating Motion Detection Technology)
  • 80
  • 100
  • 200
  • 400
  • 800
  • 1600
Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Exposure Bracketing
No
Shutter Speed
  • 1/60 - 1/1500 sec (factory default)
  • 15 - 1/1500 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)
Aperture
F2.8 - 4.9
Modes
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Digital Macro
  • Portrait
  • Night Snapshot
  • Color Accent
  • Color Swap
  • Stitch Assist
  • Movie
Scene Modes 
  • Kids & Pets
  • Indoor
  • Sunset
  • Foliage
  • Snow
  • Beach
  • Fireworks
  • Aquarium
  • Underwater
White Balance
  • Auto (including Face Detection WB)
  • Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Tungsten
  • Fluorescent
  • Fluorescent H
  • Custom
Self Timer
 
2 or 10 sec, custom
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 1.3 fps (Large/Fine)
Image Parameters
My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Flash
  • Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow sync, Red-Eye Reduction
  • Face Detection flash exposure compensation
  • Flash exposure lock
  • Range: 30cm-3.5m (w), 2.0m (t) 
Viewfinder
Real-image zoom optical viewfinder
LCD Monitor
  • 2.5-inch TFT
  • 230,000 pixels
Connectivity
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • AV out
Print Compliance 
  • Pictbridge
  • DPOF v.1.1
  • EXIF Print
Storage
  • SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus.
  • 32MB memory card supplied
Power
NB-4L Li-ion battery
  • Charger included
  • Optional AC adapter
Optional Accessories
  • Waterproof Case WP-DC22
  • High-Power Flash HF-DC1
Weight (No battery) 
125 g (4.4 oz)
Dimensions
86.8 x 54.8 x 22.0 mm (3.4 x 2.2 x 0.9 in)

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