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Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Verdict

Top-quality stills and video, plus a hatful of features – our new favourite compact camera

Review Date: 11 Dec 2012

Price when reviewed: £293

Full review

Overall Rating
5 stars out of 6

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This camera does everything, does it brilliantly and at an amazing price. SLR snobs may scoff; for everyone else, it’s a fantastic buy

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Details
Part Code PowerShot S110 Lumix DMC-FZ150 VMA771E1
Review Date 11 Dec 2012 18 Nov 2011 13 Jan 2012
Price ex VAT £293 £266 £150
Price inc VAT £352 £319 £180
Overall rating 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Performance 6 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Features & Design 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Image quality 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Value for Money 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Basic specifications
Camera megapixel rating 12.1mp 12.1mp 12.0mp
Camera screen size 3.0in 3.0in 3.0in
Camera optical zoom range 5x 24x 18x
Camera maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4,000 x 3,000
Weight and dimensions
Weight 198g 536g 214g
Dimensions 98.8 x 26.9 x 59mm (WDH) 121 x 113 x 80mm (WDH) 103 x 34 x 62mm (WDH)
Battery
Battery type included Lithium-ion Lithium-ion Lithium-ion
Battery life (CIPA standard) 200 shots 410 shots 270 shots
Charger included? yes yes no
Other specifications
Built-in flash? yes yes yes
Aperture range fUnknown - fUnknown f2.8 - f5.2 f3.5 - f5.9
Camera minimum focus distance 30.00m 0.01m 0.04m
Shortest focal length (35mm equivalent) 35 25 25
Longest focal length (35mm equivalent) 600 450
Minimum (fastest) shutter speed 1/2,000 1/2,000 1/2,000
Maximum (slowest) shutter speed 1s 15s 1s
Bulb exposure mode? no no
RAW recording mode? yes yes no
Exposure compensation range +/- 3EV +/- 3EV +/- 2EV
ISO range 80 - 12800 100 - 6400 160 - 3200
Selectable white balance settings? yes yes yes
Manual/user preset white balane? yes yes
Progam auto mode? yes yes
Shutter priority mode? yes no
Aperture priority mode? yes yes no
Fully auto mode? yes yes yes
Burst frame rate 10.0fps 12.0fps
Exposure bracketing? yes no
White-balance bracketing? no no
Memory-card type SD SDXC SDXC
Viewfinder coverage 100%
LCD resolution 461k 460k 921k
Secondary LCD display? no no
Video/TV output? yes yes yes
Body construction Plastic Metal
Tripod mounting thread? yes yes
Data connector type USB Proprietary USB micro-USB
Manual, software and accessories
Full printed manual? yes
Software supplied ImageBrowser EX, PhotoStitch PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.3 HD Lite Edition PC-PJTransfer, ViewNX
Accessories supplied Soft Case DCC-1900 Shoulder strap, lens hood Wrist strap
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