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CanonPowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 120 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (87)
  • Compact (82)
  • Easy to use (82)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (73)
  • Large clear LCD (69)

Cons

  • Short battery life (22)
  • No viewfinder (20)
  • Limited zoom (13)
  • Poor flash (5)
  • Lag / shutter delay (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (70)
  • Family photos (67)
  • Landscape/scenery (56)
  • Low light (49)
  • Video (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (45), Casual photographer (32), Semi-pro photographer (18), Pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (91), Yes (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent walk around

I bought this camera to have with me at all times, mainly during work. I work in construction management and therefor I come around many situations where I need my visual reminders. For...Read complete review

I bought this camera to have with me at all times, mainly during work. I work in construction management and therefor I come around many situations where I need my visual reminders. For this I need good low-light performance. Building sites usually have a lot op dust in the air so flash is awfull. This camera has an excellent low-light performance. It's not like my Canon 5dII but great for a compact. Next to that pleasantly handy are the HDR features and touch screen (point at the auto focus subject on the screen). Wifi is nive but more like a gadget

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fine camera with some flaws

I wanted a smaller camera that took good photos when I travel My big glass hurts my neck after a long day. The images are very good. I am particularly pleased at how I...Read complete review

I wanted a smaller camera that took good photos when I travel My big glass hurts my neck after a long day. The images are very good. I am particularly pleased at how I can take photos of old church books in less than perfect light when I do my family history research. The big screen and closeup ability are very good. However, there are two things that make me a little sorry that I bought the camera. I am sure Canon is proud of their touch screen. However I wish I could turn the touch capacity off when I want. Your finger frequently and inevitably will touch the screen changing the focus point and even other settings. I wear the camera in a leather case hanging from my neck. The fact that the camera is hitting my chest keeps the screen lit and changes the focus. This worsens the noticeably rapid battery discharge. You can set the camera to Auto to try to keep the focus correct, but then the camera only takes the lower resolution file, not the "super" less compacted one. Perhaps these shortcomings can be fixed with a firmware update. I owned an S100 that I gave to my son. I liked it better.

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4.0

Great Camera

By Joe NY

from Ndew York

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Limited Zoom
  • Poor Flash

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Travel
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

I bought this camera for my travels to Africa. This camera is great for its money. Compact, fast, good display and great photoes especially outside scenary photos

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  • No

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4.0

Great Camera

By T

from New York, Ny

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Silver):

very easy to use, great in every situation. a great step up from the elph.

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  • Yes

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4.0

Good deal for the price!

By fun historian

from Basltimore, MD

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • No Viewfinder

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Travel
  • Video

Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

Very good pics and many available on one chip with one charge!

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  • No

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2.0

not happy...

By pro photographer

from jerusalem, israel

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • Poor Image Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

    i am a professional photographer so that might be why i am unhappy, but don't like the image quality. poor, in my opinion.

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By lw

    from new york

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer
    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos

      Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

      Great photos

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great have with you camera

      By nyhiker

      from NYC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

      As good as the G-11 but fits in a pocket. Now, make one with a bright & large (even with a hump)electronic viewfinder for the same price. That would be a winner.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great Camera

      By Joncyboy

      from NYC

      Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

      Video and photo capabilities were exactly what I was looking for in a point and shoot

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      5.0

      Almost exactly what I was looking for

      By joe runner dude

      from NH

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Not weather proof

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

      I was looking for a Canon point and shoot that was small,fairly light and shoots in RAW for my adventures in the back country. This camera is great!! The sensor is larger than most for this price range, and the quality of pics were amazing. The only feature that I miss is the weather proofing.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good compact

      By holeinthehead

      from Australia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

      I purchased this camera for times when I did not feel like lugging an slr with me. I selected the s110 because of its larger than standard compact sensor size and its full manual settings with raw option. I also like the rotating ring function around the lens and find this reduces adjustment time of settings if required. Images are reasonbly clean in comparison to an APC slr camera. Sharpness is acceptable but in no way comparable to that of an slr lens. I purchased an extra battery and is required in my opinion. The charger is universal; 100-240v and will require a plug adaptor/changer if used outside the USA

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      • No

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      5.0

      Compact little powerhouse

      By Renee

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Silver):

        I got this camera to replace my Canon Elf. The picture quality is supurb. I love that I can use the fun auto settings to achieve different effects, or I can set my exposure manually. Even the video quality is top notch. I am glad I purchased it!

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        • No

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        4.0

        A great little camera!

        By Sunil

        from Jersey City, US

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Limited Zoom
        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

        Ok, it's not one of those 10x+ superzooms.

        But if you want to take quick snaps, in almost any kind of situation, expecting a reliable quality picture, look no further!

        The size camera is pretty small to fit in pocket. Performs pretty well in all light conditions. And the 5x zoom is decent enough for everyday photography.

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        • No

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        3.0

        small and convenient

        By Ron

        from Chicago

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Great Zoom
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

          Very small so that it does not take a lot of space for those who love travel light.

          In bright places, this camera is excellent. In dark area, as long as you can use the flash light, this camera can produce nice photos too.

          For the price, it is a good camera.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Great Camera

          By ST

          from New York

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Lens Error
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

          I just recently purchased this camera.
          I hardly used it, I just got to try out all different type of shots in different setting and the results were beatiful, sharp, vivid pictures.
          So far I would recommend this camera to anyone that wants sharp images.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect pocket alternative

          By GRG

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel

            Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

            I finally made the plunge to get a pocket camera to use when drag the pro body out is just too much. The ability to shoot raw was a major attraction to the S110 and after a couple of weekends being out and about I couldn't be happier. Wtih this I now have the ability to scout locations which appear suddenly and have a high quality pic to reference.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Still the cheapest P/S with RAW

            By Museum Photographer

            from St. Paul, MN

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice Function Selector Ri
            • RAW Capability
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Poor Macro Auto-focus

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

            Having purchased 5+ point and shoot cameras (to carry while hiking) in the past few years and having been utterly disappointed with the JPEG processing and poor white balance control, I finally decided to buy something with RAW capability. I use Nikon RAW files every day at work, I know them and love them so I was hoping for similar good stuff from the S110, the cheapest P/S camera with RAW files.

            It is a well made camera, easy to use controls, a nice control ring you can assign different functions to, and ... it has RAW! However I've been very disappointed with the Macro auto-focus. Even with the smallest AF area I can get, it still focuses on the background. Perhaps I am asking too much of a inexpensive point and shoot after using professional gear at work, but despite the great RAW files the S110 makes, that pesky auto-focus is really annoying.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Cannon does it again

            By Jumpin Joe

            from Secaucus New Jersey

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Price Photos Easy Of Use

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel

            Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

            Needed a point and shoot camera to replace my Powershot S710. That was a great camera. Did my research and this was what I was looking for. Small enough for pocket or purse. Easy to use .Great photos. Perfect for vacations and day trips. Tried the panasonic ZS 35. Difficult to use. Used to cannon system. Price was right.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Compact, sharp images--highly recommend!

            By Irish wanderer

            from NYC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

              Took my new camera to Ireland---so small, easy to put in my pocket on beautiful hikes across the Irish countryside---once home I have used my images as inspiration for my watercolors! Love this camera!

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              • No

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              5.0

              So far, so good

              By Marketing Professional

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Products

                Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

                We are using this camera to take pictures of products to upload to our website. The picture quality is great. The colors are crisp and the photo editing software helps to soften light and crop the picture. I called customer support because the software wasn't working at first and they fished the problem immediately. The software had to be updated because I had a MAC 10.something.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Awesome Carry Everywhere Camera

                By csklenicka

                from Phoenix. AZ

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Limited Zoom
                • No Viewfinder
                • Poor Flash

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

                The Canon S110 is my second PowerShot purchase, and a back-up carry everywhere camera to probably the best compact camera ever made, the Canon S95. Love the new textured feel of the S110. The image quality is second to none. It really stands out when used in Aperture and Manual modes. What I miss on the S110, that the S95 has is Landscape feature in the Scene Mode. This feature made is so quick to select optimal settings for landscape photography. Canon needs to bring that feature back on the next generation camera. I also don't care for the touch screen, in bright sunlight it is useless, and the LCD becomes a mess with finger prints. Overall, I love this camera!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Simply…Great!

                By Apa

                from New York

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • No Viewfinder
                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (White):

                Real pocket camera, larger sensor. Great IQ.

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                • No

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