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CanonPowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 194 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (126)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (138)
  • Easy to use (134)
  • Compact (126)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (108)
  • Large clear LCD (101)

Cons

  • Short battery life (30)
  • No viewfinder (29)
  • Limited zoom (19)
  • Lag / shutter delay (9)
  • Poor flash (7)

Best Uses

  • Travel (105)
  • Family photos (103)
  • Landscape/scenery (86)
  • Low light (69)
  • Video (40)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (65), Casual photographer (55), Semi-pro photographer (27), Pro photographer (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (135), Yes (24)

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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5.0

"I would buy this product again and again

By hindy

from bp

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Image Stabilization

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos

    Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

    i m not sure the warrenty is so grait

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Versatile, Mom-friendly Camera; Sharp Photos with Min Effort

    By BestSeven

    from Brooklyn, New York

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Automatic Flash Pops Up
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (White):

      Easy camera to figure out. Great for use indoors at home or outdoors. For moms like me, this camera will capture all those wonderful things your children do with minimal effort.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great Camera

      By Droogie

      from Spokane, WA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (White):

      Bought this little gem for my wife's birthday and just love it. She can keep it in her purse it is so small. Fast focus, great images for a small sensor and great video. My normal system is a Micro 4/3ds setup and this camera is a great back up or companion.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Very happy with camera

      By 1wolny1

      from Wisconsin Dells

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (White):

      Pocket camera with very good image quality. Wonderful all around

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      It's a great, sleek camera.

      By Mom who loves to buy gifts for kids

      from Rockland County, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (White):

        Takes great, clear pictures with ease. It's actually the 3rd family member that purchased this particular model. We love it

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Lightweight/easy to use

        By Ploni Almoni

        from NY

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Limited Zoom

        Best Uses

          Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (White):

          Very light and fairly easy to use. The small size and light weight make it more likely we'll take it with us more often. Pictures seem sharp - but it's so new that we really haven't had much of a chance to test it out before this survey arrived. "Best" feature: the neck strap with the carrying case recommended by the B&H salesman - so I can't leave it in a taxi like I did our last camera when I removed it from my wrist to get my wallet to pay the driver.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          this is the best

          By eli

          from 10977

          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

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (White):

          im so glad to be able to take along a professional camera were i go

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          YO!

          By Big Namib

          from New York, NY

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

            It's compact, the video was clear and I have no complaints.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Good so far

            By BillN

            from West Haven, CT

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • size
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (White):

            Nice upgrade from my s90, which was excellent in its own right. The s110 is faster for most functions, and the image quality is a bit better. It's a nice pocket-size camera for when I don't want to haul my DSLR around.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Amazing abilities for a P&S

            By Photo/Camera Enthusiast

            from Upstate NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light

            Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

            Excellent camera. Has more options in manual than any p&s I've ever seen, and surprisingly easy to shoot in manual mode, considering it's not a DSLR/mirrorless. Touch focusing is also great.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            I would buy this product

            By E18

            from NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

                It's great for every day shots!

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                1.0

                Too slow, bad lens

                By fotorobot

                from NYC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Lag / Shutter Delay
                  • No Viewfinder
                  • Poor Image Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

                    Shutter lag reaches extreme numbers like over a second. I was never able to catch that "moment" because the camera is always late. The lens is another big flaw - no background blur whatsoever, looks like a ton of distortion.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Realtor's Dream

                    By Frank the Realtor

                    from Westport, CT

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (White):

                      I'm a Fairfield County Realtor.
                      B&H Personnel were laser-focused on providing the correct tool for me.
                      This camera is, lightweight, point-and-shoot, or custom set (your choice).
                      The depth-of-field, clarity, and camera angle width provided me with superlative results in my first listing shoot.
                      I received many compliments from seasoned associates regarding the picture quality.
                      The S110 makes it easy!
                      Thanks B&H!
                      Thanks Canon!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      brilliant little camera

                      By BlairWare

                      from Toronto

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Lag / Shutter Delay

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Silver):

                      This is a compact camera that is weightless on the wrist and slides easily into pretty much any pocket. Just came back from a 2 week bicycle tour where the S110 performed flawlessly for both still and video. BTW, I had the S100 as well, which has a better grip.

                      At the current price this is a great buy for traveling (I left my Canons and Fujis at home this time). I brought a couple of backup batteries, but never needed them over the course of a day.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Excellent little camera

                      By Android user

                      from Southern California

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (White):

                        This camera's image sensor is relatively big for such a small camera, and this shows up in the excellent image quality. The image stabilization works, and is especially noticeable when shooting video. The camera's hit rate on dimly-lit night scenes is quite good and the images show very low noise. Also the Wifi connectivity turns out to be very useful; I was able to use it while on vacation to continually transfer photos to my phone, with a choice of compression or not. Great overall.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Bought this product as a gift

                        By Bella

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Nice Body Color
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (White):

                            We bought this product as a baby gift and my sister in law absolutely loves it. The camera takes nice sharp picture

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            my favorite very compact camera

                            By gastwa

                            from rockville, md

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Black):

                              the canon powershot s90 - 120 series is a fantastic camera. some of my favorite all-time shots have come with the s110. I can take it anywhere, it has great image quality, is easy to use and performs well on "auto" as well as fully manual operation. if it had a built-in viewfinder, it would be perfect, but at this size, it seems impossible. I even carry it with me when I am on vacation with my larger Nikon equipment for quick test snaps or when I want to hand a camera to a stranger to take a photo of my family. all around great camera that can be had for a fantastic price if you wait for the next model to come out and they go on steep sales.

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                              5.0

                              I am back for another two

                              By Me

                              from Brooklyn

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Video

                                Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Silver):

                                We liked the Size, Price and Images quality.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                4.0

                                small in size big in picture taking

                                By hookster

                                from The Villages, Florida

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Limited Zoom
                                • No Viewfinder

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Silver):

                                the camera is great, has all the features of a more expensive camera easy to carry small enough to put in your bag

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Do you need the latest model

                                By dpop100

                                from New York

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Small / Compact
                                • Wireless

                                Cons

                                • Short Battery Life

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Travel

                                Comments about PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Silver):

                                I purchased this for my teenager. I opted for this model over the latest Canon models to save a few dollars but I do not feel like I lost any major features. As a Sony A77 and RX100 user I put it thoroughly tested it and am more than pleased with the its IQ and performance. It has the added benefit of writing RAW as well. The lens is sharp in the center throughout the range. In Automatic mode the shots are well-exposed in natural light and flash. The camera seems to make smart choices in settings based on the scene. An added feature is the wireless capability, being able to connect and transfer images to a smartphone (jpg only) for a teenager is a plus. It has a touch screen which provides some of the same capabilities as a smartphone like swiping photos in playback mode. The only feature that is lacking IMHO is video in 1080 30fps. It offers 1080 24fps and 720 30fps. Maybe not the latest features or highest resolution, but this one is still a solid performer.

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                                • Yes

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