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Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Point & Shoot Digital Camera - Swing Silver - 2508B001

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Upgraded from Canon A85

by Lee on 4/26/2008

My wife has owned the Canon A85 for quite some time. Although it is a very nice camera, she wanted something a little smaller and something that would shoot faster to catch the little one in action.<p><p> "Attack of the Show" did a review on the SD1100 in February 2008 and loved it. After hearing all the nice things they had to say about it, I felt comfortable enough to buy one. The specs looked good on Canon's website and two months later BUY.COM had them available.<p><p> First impression: Nice and compact. Compared to the A85 (which isn't bad either), it seems half as thick. Perfect for the little lady who wants to toss it in her purse.<p><p> I could make this a lengthy article but I'll cut to the chase and give you the PROS vs. CONS.<p><p> <b>PROS:</b><p><p> - 8 megapixels. For family and casual use, you really don't need more than that.<p> - Good image quality. Sharp images.<p> - Video capture is quite acceptable. We plugged the camera into our 42" plasma and were happy with the results. Heck, I think the quality is better than the Canon Z85 video camera we own!<p> - Small, compact, & very light. Easy to hold.<p> - Menu functions are similar to A85 so there was a very small learning curve.<p> - Large LCD on back. Very bright and sharp.<p> - Quick boot up time.<p> - Price ain't bad for what you get.<p><p> <b>CONS:</b><p><p> - Not a big fan of the proprietary battery. They cost around $40+ each. When you travel, you'll want at least 2 extras.<p> - SD card slot is difficult to access. Fat fingers, beware.<p> - 8MP cameras should come with AT LEAST a 1 GB card.<p> - Doesn't shoot much faster than the A85. An SLR is probably the best option for quick shooting.<p> - The switch on the back for switching camera modes feels out of place. You end up putting your finger on it when you shoot and I always feel like I'm going to move it. Not a big deal, just an observation.<p> - I 'wish' it had manual controls to set your own shutter speed and aperture.<p> - Not really a CON...but the IS feature is touted as the main upgrade from the SD1000. However, we can't see a difference from the shots taken with the A85 and the SD1100 to see if it is that big of a deal.<p><p> Overall, I think the camera is a great buy. Heck, they even make it in four fun colors to choose from! If you are looking to buy one to replace your old <gasp> film camera or upgrade from a digital camera with 5MP or less, definitely put this on your list of possible buys.<p><p> ...and of course, look no further than BUY.COM to order one. Mine arrived in about 3 days with FREE shipping. Sweet.

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great video quality

by David on 12/12/2008

I was looking for a pocket camera that would take decent video at 640x480. I have tried at least 5 different cameras and most of them had atrocious video quality (lots of noise, even in well-lit conditions). For some reason, this camera has a very smooth video image. I even directly compared it with the more expensive, higher megapixel Canon SD770. The difference in video quality was night and day with the 770 having a very noisy, unwatchable picture. As for picture quality, the SD770 had *slightly* better sharpness and color. Is it worth the difference in price? Definitely not, if you factor in the video quality. It can be difficult to take a sharp picture with these little cameras, as any shaking of the hand gets magnified. Just take multiple shots of what you want (hey it's digital!). Bottom line - probably the best 640x480 video quality you are going to find on a camera this small, and for pictures it leaves only a bit to be desired.

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Product Overview

Every Shade of Individuality...for a Camera that's "All about You!"

Color communicates. It introduces you before you say a word, making the PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH the ultimate image-maker. Five fashion-forward hues expressed in pure aluminum add a new burst of excitement to Canon's Perpetual Curve design. Of course, a camera that brings out the best in you also delivers Canon's most advanced technology features. Call it style with substance, for a new level of picture-taking pleasure.

Specifications

Manufacturer Canon
Mfg Part# 2508B001
SKU 206928384
UPC 013803090123
UPC 14 00013803090123
Features
Refined and stylish 8.0 Megapixel Digital ELPH with 3x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer.
Stand out from the crowd and personalize your preference with 5 luxurious colors: Rhythm & Blue, Swing Silver, Melody Pink, Bohemian Brown and Golden Tone.
Enhanced Canon Face Detection Technology automatically sets focus, exposure, flash and white balance for greater shooting freedom.
Motion Detection Technology automatically reduces blur by calculating subject movement and selecting ideal exposure and ISO settings.
2.5-inch PureColor LCD II for bright, accurate color with better viewing from wide angles.
DIGIC III Image Processor for sharper images and improved functionality.
Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select PIXMA Photo Printers and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers.
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