- Resolution: 16
- LCD Size: 3"
- Shutter: 15 ~ 1/2000 sec
Every once in a while Canon makes a new camera that seems to reside in this "no man's land" of function and price. The PowerShot ELPH 110 HS is one such camera. In terms of price it's just $10 less than the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS, yet it offers better resolution. On the other hand, the ELPH 310 HS overshadows the 110 with an 8X zoom. For a little bit of extra money it seems most users would go for the higher zoom.
In terms of what the ELPH 110 HS brings to the table, users will be pleasantly surprised with a 24 mm wide-angle lens boasting an effective 5x zoom. A resolution of 16 mp gives sharp and colorful pictures under normal lighting conditions. There is some noise distortion on either end of the ISO scale; something we've come to expect from the entire PowerShot line. Where video is concerned, we were very pleased with the H.264 compression at both 720p and 1080p.
The one thing we're not too plussed with is the relatively small sensor size. Why does this matter? Because when you're trying to fit an image with 16 MP resolution onto a sensor that's only 1/2.3", you tend to get a lot of noise. Canon certainly didn't need to take this route; they could have increased the sensor size or decreased the resolution and still had better picture consistency overall. In the end the ELPH 110 HS may prove to be a hard sell given the fact that its 310 HS big brother costs just a few dollars more.
Advantages: 5X zoom; small size; light weight; good video quality; wide angle lens; exceptionally fast autofocus; fairly good continuous shooting.
Disadvantages: small sensor size; noise issues at either end of the ISO range; motor noise clearly heard in the audio of HD video clips; price not competitive when compared to the ELPH 310 HS.
Release Date: January 1, 2012 (UK); March 1, 2012 (US)
- Megapixel Count: 4/5
- Lens: 4.5/5
- Shutter Lag & Sensor Size: 3.5/5
- Flash: 4.5/5
- Memory Card: 5/5
- Resolution: 16 mp
- Kit Lens: Canon 5x xZoom lens
- View Finder: None
- LCD Size: 3"
- ISO: auto 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
- Shutter: 15 ~ 1/2000 sec.
- Max Aperture: F2.7 - F5.9
- Dimensions: 93 x 57 x 20 mm (3.66 x 2.24 x .79")
- Weight: 135 g (0.30 lb / 4.76 oz)
- MSRP: USD $249.99 (US); £229 (UK)
- Availability: U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia
- General Information: impressive .02 sec. shutter lag; optical image stabilization; 2 exposure modes, 9 scene modes; dozens of special effects and filters; white balance presets and manual moder
- Image Sensor: 16 mp
- Image Capture: JPEG; 16 res. options
- Video Capture: 720p, 1080p; H.264, MOV and iFrame formats; 6 res. options
- Optics: 5x xZoom lens; focal length 24-120 mm; UA lens, aspherical lens
- Auto Focus: yes; with image stabilization, live view, tracking, face and contrast detection
- Display: 3" PureColor II G TFT LCD
- Exposure and Flash: ±2 EV range (1/3 EV steps); built-in flash with AF illuminator, fill-in mode, red-eye reduction, slow sync
- Image Storage: SD, SDHC, SDXC; no internal
- Connectivity: high speed USB, HDMI, composite video/audio
- Power: Canon NB-11L Li-ion rechargeable battery
- Software: Canon ImageBrowser EX, ZoomBrowser EX, PhotoStitch, drivers & utilities