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Canon PowerShot SD1100IS 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Pink)
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Product Description

The Canon SD1100 IS Digital ELPH includes an 8-Megapixel 1/2.5" CCD imager and a 3x optical zoom lens with image stabilization, which covers a range of 38-114mm equivalent. Exposure is fully automatic with 2.0EV of manual exposure compensation and four metering modes to handle difficult lighting along with a ties metering to the camera's Face Detection system. 13 scene modes keep the camera approachable for beginners. A long-exposure mode in the Canon SD1100 IS ELPH lets you set exposure times as long as 15 seconds manually, and a 2.5" LCD display for framing images. The Canon ELPH SD1100 IS sports a fairly wide ISO sensitivity range, from 80 to 1600. Shutter Speed - 15-1/1500 seconds, Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 seconds ISO Sensitivity - Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent Exposure Compensation - 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments White Balance Control - Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), and Custom Built-in Flash - Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, and Slow Synchro Flash Range - 12-11 feet/30cm-3.5m (W), 12-6.6 feet/30cm-2.0m (T) Shooting Modes - Auto, Camera M, Portrait, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets) Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Stitch Assist, and Movie Self-Timer - 2-seconds, 10-seconds delay, and Custom Dimensions - 3.42 x 2.16 x 0.87 (86.8x54.8x22.0mm) Weight - 4.41 ounces (125 grams)

Features:
  • 8.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16x 22-inch prints
  • 3x optical image-stabilized zoom
  • 2.5-inch PureColor LCD II monitor
  • Face Detection; Motion Detection Technology automatically reduces blur
  • Captures images to SD memory cards (not included)

Customer Reviews:

  • Great camera - perfect size!
    I have always purchased Canons, and as usual, I am very happy with this product. I've had it for about a month now, and it's been great. The picture quality is pretty clear for a compact camera. I had previously purchased the Canon Powershot SX110IS which had a better picture quality, but was much too bulky for my taste. I would recommend this as an everyday camera, but those looking for top pic quality may want to spring for a larger camera with better zoom. ...more info
  • Cannon Powersopt review
    This is a really good camera. Easy point & shoot, excellent pictures.
    Plus it small & compact....more info
  • Great Camera and fast shipping, good price.
    We are enjoying these cameras in our elementary school. Good quality pictures with minimum skills....more info
  • Very satisfied
    I actually have now purchased this camera twice. First for my not so tech-savvy mother who before I offered to pick out, set up, and teach her to use a digital camera, was planning on going out and getting a 35mm in April of 2009. After receiving it for her and setting it up for her use, I ordered it for myself as well to replace the Kodak digital camera I had been using.

    This camera is easy to use, takes nice pictures, battery has a good life, charges fast when it does need to charge, has very solid image stabilization (great if you're like me and have shaky hands), and very fair priced. Only thing still left to be desired: I still would like better night pictures. This camera is 100 times better than my old Kodak in dark conditions, but still not quite as nice in similar conditions as my girlfriend's Olympus.

    As a side note: My mother loves this camera due to its ease of use, which is basically all that matters to her. A very solid choice for a point & shoot....more info
  • Love the little canons
    this is a wonderful little camera with video capabilities.
    just don't drop it in the sand at the beach.......not even once, like i did. This is the replacement for an older model which was excellent until the sand got in the lens.....then it couldn't move to focus....bummer.
    anyway don't even think twice these are great little cameras....more info
  • Excellent for what you pay for...but has its cons and risks!
    I purchased this camera while rushing to get ready for a trip to Peru... it was fantastic value as I was able to get it at Costco for 149.99 w/ a memory card and a case! However, I feel I should try and warn people about some quirks I noticed about this camera...

    Pros:
    First off, this camera takes impressive photos. Once you get the hang of its modes, you can take some truly amazing shots. I got a lot of compliments on my shots of Peru which had some amazing shots (y'know, that Machuu Picchu place)..other pros include:
    1. seriously compact size (so light you forget it's there), more than small enough to fit in your jeans pocket
    2. great lookin' - I had a brown one which people raved at
    3. amazing battery life - I never had to recharge once. I just did to satisfy my own paranoia. That includes a 4 day trek through the Andes by the way.
    4. Powerful flash
    5. Very cool editing options - you can change things to black and white or sepia...AFTER taking the photos. You can get rid of red-eye. It's sweet. And this is all in the camera before you transfer... ah, technology.
    6. You can digital zoom during video. (be realistic, you have to pay at least a hundred more for a camera that can optically zoom for a video)

    Cons:
    I had an SD600 from back in the day which unfortunately got KIA'ed after being accidentally dropped in water. However, the same limitations I noticed on that camera are still present in Canon point-and-shoots...
    1) Takes forever between shots. Sometimes you just get frustrated and push the button all the way thru despite the fact that the focus never wakes up. You are then rewarded with an awful pic. It seriously takes a full 3-4 seconds between pics for this thing to get ready and that feels like an eternity when you're trying to get shots of something that is fleeting.... i.e. a temple w/o people in the way, etc.
    2) Night time modes still suck. It is seriously tricky to get this to work - usually things are blurry or way too over-exposed. And yes, anything over ISO 800 is totally useless.
    3) Zoom is very limited. Sometimes you can honestly laugh at how weak the optical zoom is. But I have to say they've improved the digital zoom quite a bit from the 4 MP days.
    4) Dust noise is markedly worse - y'know those annoying spots you get from dust? I guess this is a side effect of having a more powerful camera but it can get seriously ridiculous

    And the elephant in the room is....the LENS ERROR. This is a defect unique to Canon and was truly a shock to me. I'm used to Canon's bouncing back from rainy days and being accidentally dropped. After using this camera ONCE at an outdoor wedding reception (with some dustiness inevitably ocurring) my 2 month old 1100 IS gave me a lens error 5 times within 30 minutes. Each time I had to remove the battery and start over.
    This is a serious flaw and frankly fatal for me, I ended up returning what I had considered up to that point, to be a pretty sweet camera. So for all buyers out there, be aware that if you find yourself in a humid situation (rainy) or a dusty situation (outdoor receptions, etc) your lens mechanism stands a risk of failing. If you google this, many many people have run afoul of this issue and have had to pay over a hundred dollars to get their less than 1 year old cameras repaired by Canon. No thanks!...more info
  • Love this camera!
    I purchased this camera not too long ago. I have been a fan of the Powershot and was just upgrading from an older model. It's absolutely perfect and it's great to take along on outings to document my toddler's days. The quality of the pictures are excellent and I love the fact that it's so easy to use and small enough to carry inside your pocket!...more info
  • Nice Camera
    I bought this to replace an old Canon Powershot that stopped working. Camera arrived promptly and is easy to start using right away, especially if you've used a Canon in the past. Image quality is very good, particularly indoors or shooting subjects against a bright background. I think image quality of all of these point and shoots has improved a lot over the last couple of years. Small and light enough to drop in a shirt or pants pocket. Pretty good value for the money. I have no significant complaints so far....more info
  • Great camera for the price
    This camera is great. Not super glitzy and isn't gonna take the pictures you see in magazines, but for the price, this thing takes pictures just as well as some of my friend's cameras, which they paid twice the price. Thumbs up!...more info
  • You can't go wrong with a Cannon Powershot
    We bought one of these cameras several months ago and couldn't be happier with it. I've owned several other Powershots over the years, and replaced them as the the megapixels became larger and the features more numerous. It's always been a completely dependable camera. The great thing about it is that you can put it in your pocket or the smallest purse and carry it along wherever you go. If a camera is too bulky to be taken along, it just doesn't get used as often. How many times have you decided against bringing a camera along because you just didn't want to carry it?

    This camera has a lot of great features that are very intuitive to use, more so than most cameras. They include digital zoom, flash, no flash and autoflash selections, macro, infinity focusing among others. I've taken some very sharp photos with the macro. The flash lasts for about 300 times on a charge and the charge without the flash seems to last for a very long time. It has a long-exposure mode that lets you set exposure times as long as 15 seconds manually.

    The pictures are sharp and clear and the colors very natural. With Canon's Face Recognition Tracking, it's a snap to take focused pictures, emphasizing the person's face as the sharpest focus. Even if the person moves while you are preparing to take the picture, Canon's Motion Detection Technology follows the person's face and keeps it in focus. This is a great feature when taking pictures of children or taking pictures at parties. The LCD screen is large, bright and easy to see. There are lots of other features, many that I'll probably never use.

    If you want a reliable, easy to use, point and shoot camera at a good price, you can't go wrong with this one.
    ...more info
  • Amazing
    It is a great camera. Not the newest version but it takes amazing pictures. ...more info
  • Quick shutter
    Canon PowerShot SD1100IS 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Blue)

    I bought this for my daughter and she just loves how fast the camera is She's got small children, and when they visited, she easily got pictures of the kids jumping in the pool, and even my husband throwing them up in the air. I'm not sure how fast the second picture is, but very pleased with camera--also, it has a viewfinder for sunny days...more info
  • More than pleased!
    After spending days reading reviews for small digital cameras on the Internet and in Consumer Reports I finally decided on the Canon PowerShot SD1100IS. This tiny camera has more than met my expectations. It's easy to use, shoots great videos (allowing you to zoom during the recording process) and adjusts effortlessly to macro focusing. The battery seems to last well and, with an upgrade to a 4gb memory card, there is plenty of room for pictures and videos without the need to download often....more info
  • Canon PowerShot SD1100IS
    This may be a good camera, depending on what you want in a camera. I returned mine mainly because it does not have an internal memory. I find this to be a necessary requirement for a camera. The camera is also very small, great for my teenage kids, but too small for me to work comfortably. I do not like how the zoom control is on top; I like it on the back - much easier for me to use. Working through the menu seems very complicated, not easy like my Kodak Easyshare. ...more info
  • Wonderful camera
    Gift for a friend in the Philippines who used another friend's same item and loved it. Now sho loves her own....more info
  • Good buy!
    The quality of these pics are amazing!! Real good value for your money. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good quality camera that's not to expensive....more info
  • Super!
    My daughter gave this to me as a gift, and I couldn't be happier! I am not one for lots of bells and whistles and manuals. I want to be able to pick up a camera and use it and that's exactly what I can do with this camera. Nothing complicated! I have another digital camera that is larger in size and has more "features" that I still don't know how to use. This camera is easy to use, the pictures are clear and I love the size of the camera even though it's taking some getting used to after using a much larger camera. The quality of the pictures I have taken with my larger digital are close to that of the PowerShot, but on close-ups, there's no comparison. Awesome! I am totally satisfied with this camera and would highly recommend it to anyone....more info
  • great value for the price
    This camera has a quick response time and takes clear pictures. one of the best small digital cameras I've ever had. The small size is nice also since it fits well in your pocket this made it esay to bring to school events...more info
  • Won't turn on
    I think this camera takes great pictures but just a month after I bought it, it started having problems with turning on! It just won't turn on. So, I left it for a while and a few weeks later,I tried again and it turned on. Then a few weeks later the same thing. On and on. I now have to send the camera to Canon to be fixed. I have read other reviews online where people have the same problem. If you're looking for a camera that is reliable, I would not get this one....more info
  • Very nice camera
    First thing i noticed was the size(about the size of a credit card and around only a 1/2 inch thick) and the build of the camera,(more metal than plastic)definitely a good looking camera, and it comes in many different colors. The camera has many different features, and shooting modes which i would recommend you completely read the manual to get the best use of the many features. The camera takes very good quality pictures, and with the many scene options it makes it easier to take even better photos than in the regular auto mode. The LCD screen is very bright and easier to see in the sunlight than some other cameras. The battery life is excellent! If you go on vacation(overseas) all you really would have to do is to buy a extra battery(around $10 or less) and you could take well over 600 pictures before you would have to start to worry about your batteries dying. other small cameras that take AA batteries can get expensive and annoying. Finally, and most important to me is this canon sd1100is has a VIEW FINDER, most cameras(except some canon and sony) do not have view finders, as this feature is getting harder and harder to find. One last note: the optical zoom is ONLY 3X, so if your looking to shoot at hard to reach objects(such as animals) then this is not the camera for you......more info
  • just what i needed
    Perfect little camera. Doesn't have all the bells and whistles of a lot of the competitors but this just does what I want and need and does it very very well. I have had a couple small Canons in the past and was never really impressed with the battery life. I can say that so far so great with this one! The battery is awesome and the quality of the photos is superb. I usually read dpreview.com when looking for a new camera and this saved me a lot of aggravation once again. I was on the fence between this camera and the similar Casio (with some really cool looking features) and after reading the reviews I went with this one. Thankfully I did!! My dad bought the Casio and even though we are not professional photographers you can see the difference in the quality of the photos, which is the most important thing at the end of the day....more info
  • Never got it
    It has been a month since I ordered the camera and since it was charged to my credit card, and I have still not received the camera nor gotten any communication as to why, not from the seller and not from Amazon.com after repeated requests. ...more info
  • Tiny Blue Camera
    Good picture quality. Easy to operate. Good autofocus.
    Uploading is quick, easy, and straightforward; without resorting to the bundled software that the manual implies you have to use....more info
  • great camera
    I love it!!!! It's easy to use, has great features,easy to carry. And takes awsome pictures!!!! Would recomend it to anyone looking for a great little easy to use camera....more info
  • Great Quality.
    We originally bought the Plum colored Nikon CoolPix and the picture quality was horrible. This camera blows that one away for quality. Both cameras were pretty easy to use so only quality was the difference. And it was a BIG difference....more info
  • Amazing little powerhouse camera!
    I bought this camera to take pictures on a week-long trip to England. It was absolutely amazing! It takes better pictures than my Canon Rebel XT dSLR. I selected one of my photographs for a 20X30 wall print when I came home and it turned out incredible! I am continually amazed at how powerful this little camera is! I selected the brown one and it is a gorgeous color - very unusual.

    Can't recommend highly enough! Honestly, you can't go wrong.

    ...more info
  • Lens Error
    Buyer Beware: I too have a Canon that was used very little and the lens locked up and the lens error message appeared. The camera worked great expect for this. Canon charges $85 for service for out of warranty cameras. The lens issue appears very common with many Canon models. Do a web search for this issue and you will see that this is very common. I will not buy any more Canon products....more info
  • Excelente camara por el precio
    Me parece una excelente camara por su precio, bastante compacta y ligera, aunque la forma de presentar las opciones es algo incomoda, uno se acostumbra con el tiempo. La calidad de imagen es muy buena para ser una compacta. Me parece que la carcasa se siente algo plastica, y antes eran fabricadas en Jap¨®n ahora en China, eso es un contra. Lo mas resaltante es su macro muy muy bueno, y las imagenes con zoom digital salen excelentes. Muy buena c¨˘mara para llevarla en el bolsillo a todos lados. La recomiendo....more info
  • Nice for the price
    This camera is very nice for the low price that was paid. It has most of the functions that I wanted. The only down side that I have found is you can not quick snap pictures in sequence. It take about 3 seconds for the next picture to take which for a cheap camera is pretty good....more info
  • Simple, Compact, and Good
    Easy to use, compact, lightweight and produces good quality images. Happy with purchase. No issues identified....more info
  • Great camera at a great price!
    Replacement camera for Canon A series -- like it much more than A series b/c of improved photo recovery time. Also purchased second battery at 50% off during a special promotion - a great deal again from Amazon!...more info
  • Great second camera!
    I bought this camera as a grab-and-go camera when I needed a camera I could stick in my pocket and not have to worry about carrying it around in a case. It has taken some great shots so far......more info