Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Camera, 12.1MP, 1/1.7" CMOS Sensor, 5x Optical Zoom, 24-120mm UA Lens, 3.0" LCD Display, White

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About Canon S110

The Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (White) is an advanced compact digital camera with a 12MP resolution 1/1.7" CMOS sensor, redesigned high speed autofocus and 3.0" touch screen display. It also shoots Full HD video and RAW files in several aspect ratios. Its 5x optical zoom lens has the 35mm equivalent of a 24-120mm focal length, while the built-in Control Ring allows for easy access to functions and settings. Other than the cameras hardware, the S110 uses various Canon technologies such as Intelligent IS for stabilization, Smart AUTO for easy scene detection, Movie Digest for an automated highlight reel and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity to print and share photos or videos wirelessly.

The 12.1MP High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor works in tandem with Canon's own DIGIC 5 Image Processor to create the unique Canon HS SYSTEM. With this system, you'll experience excellent autofocus, tracking and high ISO performance, even in low lighting. This means you can shoot using higher shutter speeds, with less of a chance for camera shake and clearer images as a result. The same is also true when shooting video.

In addition to the HS SYSTEM's fast performance, the S110 also has a redesigned High Speed AF feature that greatly improves the speed of the camera's autofocus. With a short 0.2 sec AF delay and 0.25 sec shooting time lag, you can capture more fleeting moments that otherwise would have been missed - or a blur. High-Speed Burst HQ allows for a maximum of approximately 10 fps of continuous shooting, while maintaining the camera's full 12MP image resolution.

With its 5x Optical Zoom, the S110's 24-120mm equivalent lens has a bright f/2.0 aperture, which is ideal for low-light conditions or using a shallow depth-of-field for pleasing, defocused background effects. These benefits also translate into the Full HD video captured by the camera, providing the same desirable background effects and excellent zoom for close-ups of your subject.

On the back of the camera, a 3.0" capacitive touch panel LCD offers easy and intuitive operation with the tap of a finger. The LCD, with Canon's PureColor system, responds to familiar one- and two-finger gestures. Users can spread and pinch to change the magnification in playback, drag two fingers to switch the display and quickly select camera settings. Of course, you can also adjust the panel's touch sensitivity to your liking. The camera's control ring, located at the base of the lens barrel, can be used in conjunction with the Touch Panel to conveniently access a range of additional actions, including Touch Shutter to capture images by pressing the touch screen rather than the shutter release.

A whole list of additional settings and functions can be adjusted quickly and conveniently using the PowerShot S110's control ring. Located at the base of the lens, the ring can be an easy way to change settings faster than the traditional methods of point-and-shoot cameras. The functions that can be assigned to the control ring vary with each shooting mode and you can set your preferences quickly using the dedicated ring-function selector button.

The PowerShot S110 has built-in Wi-Fi for wirelessly sharing the images you've captured, wherever you find a wireless hotspot or compatible device. The camera makes it easy to connect directly to both iOS and Android devices and upload your images via the free Canon CameraWindow app. You can easily post the photos to your favorite social networks in order to update friends and family while you're traveling. Even without a mobile device, you can send images to a PC, share images between Wi-Fi enabled PowerShot cameras and even print by sending your images to a wireless printer.

Capture stunning Full HD 1080p video, with stereo sound, using the dedicated movie button built into the back of the camera. The full range of optical zoom is available while shooting and watching your videos afterward is easy by conveniently playing them on an HDTV via the mini-HDMI output. Simply touch the dedicated movie button, embedded in the PowerShot S110's thumb pad and start recording your 1080p Full HD video.

To keep your photos and videos from blurring or shaking, Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to provide the best image stabilization for the given situation. Capture clear, sharp images, even in low light conditions, without having to use a tripod. This allows you to focus on framing and capturing your shots, rather than how still you can hold the camera.

The Canon S110 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Travel and more.The Canon S110 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon S110: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good image quality and Large clear LCD

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (23),Large clear LCD (22),Good image quality (21),Compact (17),Fast / accurate auto-focus (15),Good in low light (14),Image stabilization (13),Short lag time (8),Excellent image quality (6),Good low-light performance (5),Lightweight/portable (5),Nice body color (5) Zoom range/performance (5),Simple controls/menu (3) View All
Short battery life (6),No viewfinder (5)
Best Uses:
Travel (18),Family photos (17),Landscape/scenery (12),Low light (10),Video (7),Sports/action (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (9),Casual photographer (6),Photo enthusiast (4)

Canon S110 Features

  • Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites through Canon image gateway; to a PC or upload virtually anywhere on your iOS or Android device
  • 5x Optical Zoom with 24mm Wide-Angle lens allows you to capture more in your frame and a bright f/2.0 lens makes it ideal for low-light conditions or using shallow depth-of-field for dramatic, soft backgrounds
  • 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with a DIGIC 5 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for exceptional low-light performance up to ISO 12800 and enhanced image quality
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; video functions include fine detail movie processing for lifelike images, zoom while shooting and convenient playback on an HDTV via the HDMI output
  • A 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel PureColor System LCD offers easy and intuitive operation and Touch Shutter makes shooting easy and interactive
  • High Speed AF greatly improves focus speed and High-Speed Burst HQ allows for continuous capture at a maximum of 10 frames while maintaining superb image quality
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition
  • Full range of shooting and recording modes including 12-bit multi aspect RAW+JPEG, as found in Canon DSLR cameras, for the ultimate creative control
  • Record GPS+ data on your smartphone using the free download of the Canon CameraWindow app and wirelessly add the location data to the images in your camera

Canon S110 Specifications

Image Capture Device Type
12.1 Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS
Total Pixels
Approx. 13.3 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
Focal Length
5.2 (W) - 26.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-120mm)
Focusing Range
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 12 in. (30cm) - infinity (T)
Auto: 1.2 in. (3cm) - infinity (W), 12 in. (30cm) - infinity (T)
Macro AF: 1.2 in. - 1.6 ft. (3-50cm) (W), 12 in. - 1.6 ft. (30-50cm) (T)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with Touch-screen panel with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 dots
LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%
Maximum Aperture
f/2.0 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
Shutter Speed
1-1/2000 sec.
15-1/2000 sec. (in Tv and M modes)
Auto, ISO 80-12800
Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
Still Images: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Videos: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)
White Balance Control
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
Built-in Flash
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Range
1.6 ft. - 23 ft. (W), 1.6 - 7.5 ft. (T) (50cm - 7m (W), (50cm - 2.3m (T))
Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Modes
C, M, Av, TV, P, Auto, Movie Digest, SCN, Creative Filters, Movie
Photo Effects
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color
Self Timer
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom
Continuous Shooting
1) Normal: Approx. 2.1 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 10 shots/sec. (in High-Speed Burst HQ)
2) AF: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 4.4 shots/sec. (in High-Speed Burst HQ)
3) LV: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Storage Media
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
File Format
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format
Superfine / Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
No. of Recording Pixels: Still Images 1
16:9 - Large: 4000 x 2248; Medium 1: 2816 x 1584; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360; RAW: 4000 x 2248
3:2 - Large: 4000 x 2664; Medium 1: 2816 x 1880; Medium 2: 1600 x 1064; Small: 640 x 424; RAW: 4000 x 2664
4:3 - Large: 4000 x 3000; Medium 1: 2816 x 2112; Medium 2: 1600 x 1200; Small: 640 x 480; Raw: 4000 x 3000
No. of Recording Pixels: Still Images 2
1:1 - Large: 2992 x 2992; Medium 1: 2112 x 2112; Medium 2: 1200 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480; RAW: 2992 x 2992
4:5 - Large: 2400 x 3000; Medium 1: 1696 x 2112; Medium 2: 960 x 1200; Small: 384 x 480; RAW: 2400 x 3000
No. of Recording Pixels: Videos
Full HD 1920 x 1080: 24 fps (23.976)
HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
iFrame Movie HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Movie Digest HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
Super Slow Motion Movie 640 x 480: 120 fps
Super Slow Motion Movie 320 x 240: 240 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)
Playback Modes File: Stills & Videos
Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Index Continuous Display, Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Movie Digest, Slideshow (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
Playback Modes File: Still Images
Single, Index, Magnification (2-10x), Switch to other images while zoomed, Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Photobook Setup, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Face ID info, Focus Check, Histogram, RGB Histogram, Location Information, Overexposure Warning
Playback Modes File: Videos
Normal Playback, Slow Motion, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward, Erase chapters, Editing
Erase Modes
Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images
Video Out
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Mini-HDMI connector
Audio Out
Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Other Interface
SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Power Source
Battery Pack NB-5L
Shooting Capacity
Still Image: approx. 200 shots
Playback Time
Approx. 4 hours
Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.89 x 2.32 x 1.06 in. / 98.8 x 59.0 x 26.9mm
6.98 oz. / 198g (CIPA standard)
6.10 oz. / 173g (camera only)

Canon S110 Reviews

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Compact Camera Great for Low Light!

The notorious s100 had exhibited a lens error and thank goodness canon implemented a change in the s110 model because it works flawlessly -- at least on mine! Most importantly, beautiful pictures are able to be captured despite it is night time with low lighting as their predecessors, s95. I have no major complaints and love the compact size for one of the highest possible quality and added features i.e. wifi (though I have yet to test it). Since I'm not a photography enthusiast, this fits my...

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The notorious s100 had exhibited a lens error and thank goodness canon implemented a change in the s110 model because it works flawlessly -- at least on mine! Most importantly, beautiful pictures are able to be captured despite it is night time with low lighting as their predecessors, s95. I have no major complaints and love the compact size for one of the highest possible quality and added features i.e. wifi (though I have yet to test it). Since I'm not a photography enthusiast, this fits my lifestyle as I do not want to carry around a SLR and extra lenses for traveling. Con - I am mildly annoyed that the flash is hidden and worry others will damage the camera when you ask them to help you take a photo and they are unaware that their hands are preventing the flash from emerging. However, I found a solution, if you press down once/half-way during a dark enough setting on auto mode, the flash will pop out!

Reviewed by 29 customers


Not With Windows 8


from Gold Canyon, AZ  -  Photo Enthusiast

Canon trumpets the Wi-Fi capabilities of the S110, but doesn't mention that they do mot work at all with Windows 8 and are cumbersome to set up with "supported" Win 7.1. Mac, I understand works just great. The included software disk won't even run under Win 8. If you want a real owners manual PDF you will need to track it down and download it from a 3rd part site. The camera itself is very nice - good image Q, lots of flexibility and easy to adjust to your preferences IF you find the PDF.


not so sure


from new jersey

I agree with others that the flash is in an inconvenient spot and that the on/off button is small. My main complaint is that a lot of my pictures come out blurry. I can only think that this happens bc their is no viewfinder so there is nothing to keep the camera perfectly still. Lose a lot of pictures to this blurriness. Not happy about that.


Well worth the money spent,


from McDonald, TN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great value for the money spent. Best results with custom settings for increased contrast, sharpness, and saturation. Default is too faded for my tastes. Does quite well in low light for the class of camera for which it fits. Sharp images when shooting in aperture priority and custom settings. Strong, solid build quality. Pleased with overall image quality. For many people the default auto everything mode will be fine. However, with the way I set up the camera it will turn out really nice 16x20 prints. Would recommend this camera to others who are looking for a camera of this type. No, it will not replace a DSLR. However, for a camera that will fit in your coat pocket when you are out and about, it is a nice value. I have used it for scenic waterfall and stream type landscapes, as well as sunset pictures.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


So happy then so sad!!!!!


from Portland , ME

I loved this camera. I used all the features. I probably convinced others to buy this camera because of the way I promoted it and believed in it. I traveled with it to Italy, Peru, Puerto Rico and all over the USA and took beautiful photographs. I am a former black and white film photographer who had a hard time switching to digital and had an even harder time switching from a slr to a point and shoot but this camera made me a believer in the capability of both. I had owned the canon powershot s110 camera for 1year and 3 months when it just stopped working (on my sister's wedding day ). I own about 12 cameras and this one was my "go to" for everyday life and travel. It took such wonderful shots for its size. The warranty ends at one year so I am just out of luck and so disappointed. The camera will not turn on, that's it. There was no trauma or damage, no scratches anywhere, it appears to be in mint condition. It just stopped working.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


do not buy this camera


from New York

This camera does not work in cold weather. I exchanged the first one thinking the camera was defective. Same problem with this one.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


great pocket camera


from Austin, TX  -  Casual Photographer

great photos in low light. good entry to the DSLR world with full manual setting.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Continued Canon Excellence...


from Saint Peters, MO  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use the S110 when I don't want to take my 7D or 6D out in the field, or for casual occasions, but still want excellent image quality and RAW capabilities. The integrated WiFi, control ring surrounding the lens, and the responsive touch-screen add to the already great capabilities.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great little camera


from Iowa  -  Casual Photographer

Camera is great for home pictures. Still learning about all the features for taking low light shots. Very pleased with the quality overall.


Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Camera


from Portland ME  -  Pro Photographer

I purchased this as a gift for my 13 yr old, and it is out of the box usable. This is a good looking, solidly built camera. For the price it seems very adequate and takes very good images. The best feature is the fast lens for good low light photography - less flash reliant. The on screeen menu and image scrolling are excellent features, and the screen is large and bright. The pocket size is a plus too. Still learning our way around the camera and its capabilities, but so far we are happy with the image quality.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Pocket Power


from San Jose, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Picked this guy up on a $400 rebate with Pixma Pro-100 making this guy a steal, and the printer too. I shoot with a 5DMIII with L or prime most of the time, but you can't carry around that much weight/size constantly, besides the wife has little clue how to use a 5DMIII beyond auto; it's nice to have for getting memories/shots that your camera phone just can't cut it for, despite how advanced camera phones have become, and the wife can use it too. 4/5 since the image quality is great, but it's still not my 5DMIII, perhaps I expect too much from any camera I own. Facial recognition and auto focus are highly accurate, low light/high ISO has good noise control, audio pickups for video are superior to my 5DMIII (not surprising actually), and superior to my iPhone 4S (that's surprising). It's a good point and shoot that doesn't suck is the bottom line, oh and is much cheaper than the Sony DSC-RX100, not to mention I don't have to re-learn RAW for Sony. Notes about the battery life, since there is some bad rep for this camera and battery life I thought I'd throw in my 2 cent since I know a lick or two. I intentionally tried to kill the battery, took 400 shots of raw+jpeg (with flash on for about 150-200 of them) and then 35+ minutes of video, that's a tough little point and shoot. But, two big things. 1. the battery charger is a "dumb" charger, that is it is timer only, what's that mean? It means the battery usually isn't "fully" charged after a single cycle (gasp!), I run the battery to the ground and charge it 2 full cycles which "tops it off". Also cameras, just like laptops, faster storage = better battery life (think SSD), the included Sandisk Extreme 16GB SD which gives 45/mb read and write does the job well and has a bit a credit due to the increased battery life.


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Christina G  Does the white camera scratch easily? Or show scratches?
JOHN S  We have used our white S110 for a couple months now and it looks terrific yet. No more scratches, maybe less than my old black S90. And we are pretty hard on cameras...
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