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CanonPowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 110 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (80)
  • Compact (74)
  • Easy to use (74)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (67)
  • Large clear LCD (62)

Cons

  • Short battery life (19)
  • No viewfinder (18)
  • Limited zoom (12)
  • Poor flash (4)
  • Lag / shutter delay (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (63)
  • Family photos (61)
  • Landscape/scenery (52)
  • Low light (45)
  • Video (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (40), Casual photographer (29), Semi-pro photographer (18), Pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (85), Yes (8)

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

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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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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      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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      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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      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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        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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          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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          5.0

          Goodness in a small package

          By Rough country hiker

          from Ashland, KY

          Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

          First off, for those who might be browsing the B&H site and sitting on the fence about buying photo equipment online, let me reassure you that B&H will treat you right.
          I'm an avid hiker, and like going light to ultra light in rugged country. The S110 is perfect for my purposes. Light weight, and great photos. I'm delighted with the color, and resolution. Canon's UI is very friendly. It's almost like you're being guided by the hand. The only thing I'd like to see, would be the optical zoom extended a bit, but that's not make or break point with me. I've found that most of my shots are in the
          28 - 50 mm range, still there are those moments when going out beyond the 120 mm equivalent is nice. I realize there is a digital zoom, but it's just a matter of personal preference.
          The manual is digital, and for some that's a drawback. I say, it's the 21st century, deal with it. Besides with an UI as easily understood as Canon's, manuals are very nice, but not life or death.

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          2.0

          not what i expected

          By hotrodtejedor

          from argentina

          Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (White):

          Light and compact can't go wrong there. Image now there's a problem. This camera only could give you some decent photos during the day in bright sun light. I have tried nearly every setting for a decent photo and 2 outa 10 got a good shot. Auto white balance is not reliable, so don't us it and go for manual settings. The wifi is great i does work once you download the canon app. In video mode the zoom is super slow.
          I still have a canon A40 a 12 year old digital camera and the images taken with that camera are better then this one.
          It's got lots of manuals controls but what good is that when you don't have image quality.
          Bottom line get some thing else don't wast money on this camera.

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          5.0

          Great little camera

          By J

          from Seattle

          Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

          Great little camera for taking everywhere. Small and yet very mighty!

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          5.0

          Great, Small camera

          By Drew

          from Queens, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

          I purchased this camera just before a trip and it was perfect. I wanted something small that could take photos better than my iPhone, which this definitely did. It has a nice optical zoom and extensive manual controls.

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          4.0

          Works great for me.

          By Patrick

          from Ohio Valley

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • No Viewfinder
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel

          Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

          I wanted a pocket size camera to carry when the DSLR's just to much and this fits the need. Full controls, camera raw, good quality build, and nice images. Images are multiple times better than my Iphone.

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          4.0

          Love this little camera!!!

          By Marvin B.

          from Austin, TX

          Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

          Very pleased with this compact diverse little piece of equipment!!! Takes great underwater photos with right set up!! I love good piece of glass and a SLR but this camera does a lot for me!! Shoots great video too!!

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          5.0

          PowerShot S110 Digital Camera

          By rruttger

          from Bemidji, Minnesota

          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

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

            This is a great little camera. I bought the original S90 when it came out, this is a super upgrade in every aspect. It feels faster, takes better pictures,and just works better. I love the new (to me) lens which is both wider and longer.

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            5.0

            Great buy!

            By Yo Photo girl

            from LA

            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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

              I am very happy with this purchase! Great in low light and very high quality. Highly recommend as an everyday snap and shoot!

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              4.0

              Name brand quality

              By leah from Brooklyn

              from brooklyn, ny

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

                Like the features on camera and the quality is very good. Slightly heavier than my other cameras but never the less I would recommned it.

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                5.0

                The perfect compact camera!

                By SimenP

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • All Manual Settings
                • Good Image Quality
                • Price
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Lifestyleeveryday Shots

                  Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

                  IMO, DSLRs are way too big to carry around on a daily basis, so I decided to get a S110. I couldn't be happier with my decision! I carry this thing everywhere, and with the ability to shoot RAW with all manual settings, there are no limits for this thing!
                  I feel the blues can be a bit too saturated at times (blue skies look a bit too "digital", but other than that, this camera is amazing. Considering the current price, I'd say this is a steal!!

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