Canon PowerShot S110 Compact Camera

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The Canon PowerShot S110 is a small camera with a lot going for it, easily slipping into a shirt or pants pocket. Its zoom range of 24-120mm is very useful, and image quality is excellent.”

Key Features

  • 12MP 1/1.7"-type CMOS sensor
  • 24-120mm equivalent F2.0-5.9 lens
  • ISO 80-12800
  • Touch-sensitive 3.0 inch PureColor II G screen with 460,000 dots
  • DIGIC 5 processor
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Built-in 3-stop Neutral Density filter

Product Description

The Canon PowerShot S110 is built to appeal to an enthusiast crowd, combining good image quality, a relatively versatile (albeit somewhat slow) 24-120mm zoom lens, multi-touch-sensitive 3.0 inch LCD and a very compact form-factor. The S110 also offers built-in WiFi for seamless photo sharing, sending files to a compatible smartphone or tablet running Canon's CameraWindow app. A customizable control wheel sits at the base of the lens, complemented by a rear command dial - useful features that put often-used controls close at hand. RAW and RAW+JPEG capture modes are available for photographers who want more control over their images, though the S110's solid JPEG image output will satisfy many shooters.


Body type
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Other resolutions 4000 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:h 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Digic 5
ISO Auto, 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 presets 7
Custom white balance Yes (2)
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24–120 mm
Optical zoom 5×
Maximum aperture F2.0 - F5.9
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4x)
Manual focus Yes
Macro focus range 3 cm (1.18)
Number of focus points 9
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 461,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT PureColor II G Touch screen LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 15 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 7.00 m
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain
Continuous drive 2 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Format H.264
Videography notes Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage included Unknown
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (Mini)
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11 b/g/n)
Remote control No
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion NB-5L rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 200
Weight (inc. batteries) 198 g (0.44 lb / 6.98 oz)
Dimensions 99 x 59 x 27 mm (3.9 x 2.32 x 1.06)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No
GPS Optional
GPS notes via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)


User Reviews

3.57143 out of 5 stars
  • 2C, Oct 1, 2012 GMT:
    Good upgrade for my S90

    I just bought this camera today in Shanghai, and have tested a little. I had the S90 and have less knowledge of the successors. But to conclusion is so far that I am happy with my upgrade. What I like: - the surface of the camera is non-slippery and solid. - the 24 mm wideangle is superb! Really love this! - big screen, that is also touchable and makes it easy for some of the functions like setting the setting the focus point, writing your copyright info and Wifi settings. - the dialing wheel ...

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  • ko2al, Mar 22, 2013 GMT:
    Bright and crisp

    Finally I got this camera, all good so far. the image in low light very clear and crisp. lag still acceptable and the main reason for me this camera compact and light. I can bring it anywhere in my pocket instead of my SLR. Setting and control is easy to understand, touch screen for the object focus really helpful. Get it and you wont be sorry :) Every penny for this camera is worth.

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  • Salvador Abreu, Apr 7, 2013 GMT:
    Effective and well thought out

    I appreciate the evolutionary design which underlies this camera. It's got interesting physical characteristics (pocketable enough that you may carry it all the time), adequate performance (zoom range, low-light abilities in wide-angle, good responsiveness) and, interestingly, a very well designed touch-screen UI. IQ is very good when compared to the Oly XZ-1 (which I lost) and the Fuji X20 (which I briefly tried). The only drawback is that the lens gets dark real quick, but this comes as no ...

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  • Jothi, Jun 2, 2013 GMT:
    2nd camera

    I'm currently aiming for this camera but it's only 5x zoom and 15 secs shutter......

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