The Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH is a feature-rich, pocket-sized, Digital Camera with 8.0 megapixel resolution, a sharp and fast 3x optical zoom lens, and features Canon's advanced Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) system that significantly reduces the image-blurring effects, and helps users achieve the best possible picture quality even in low-light shooting conditions. The camera incorporates Canon's proprietary DIGIC III processor that provides the cameras fast start up, fast autofocus and quick shutter response times, and also improves both the image quality of the camera as well as reducing its power consumption, thereby extending the battery life under typical shooting conditions.
Canon's precise 9-point Autofocus system along with the AF-Point Zoom feature work together with Face Detection Technology to allow users to double check the facial expressions of their subjects, when shooting under more challenging conditions. There are also 18 shooting modes including a fully automatic mode; a semi-automatic "Camera M" mode which allows access to features such as Exposure Compensation and White Balance adjustments for greater creative control.
Streamlining the image review process, Canon's Intelligent Orientation Sensor determines whether a scene is being shot as a vertical or horizontal image and automatically adjusts it for quick and easy review on the camera's bright, sharp and easy-to-read, 230,000-pixel 2.5 inch Pure Color LCD II screen. The Image Inspection Tool feature zooms in on faces automatically during playback to quickly check facial expressions, and the camera also features Automatic Red Eye Correction and in-Camera Photo Trimming.