Canon PowerShot A1100IS

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Brand Canon
Model Name Canon PowerShot A1100IS
Form Factor Compact
Effective Still Resolution 12.1
Special Feature Image Stabilization
Optical Zoom 4 x
Color Silver
Connectivity Technology USB
Screen Size 2.5 Inches
Photo Sensor Size 1/2.3-inch
Canon PowerShot A1100IS
Last updated on April 22, 2024 7:32 pm

Description

There’s nothing more satisfying than taking great pictures! And with the Canon PowerShot A1100 IS it’s so effortless. The 12.1-megapixel resolution and 4x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer ensure radiant, detailed images. Plus, you’ve got an advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor with evolved Face Detection Technology and the Face Detection Self-Timer for extraordinary control and performance. Smart AUTO lets you handle challenging conditions with ease.

PowerShot A1100 IS Highlights

12.1-megapixel resolution, 4x optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer
With the PowerShot A1100 IS, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. This 12.1-megapixel digital camera lets you create impressive large photos of family and friends you’ll be proud to display. The high-resolution images taken by the PowerShot A1100 IS can be enlarged up to 13 x 19 inches.

The PowerShot A1100 IS has a 4x optical zoom lens that makes it easy to get the inspiring, emotive close-ups that will make your images lasting keepsakes. This magnificent lens gives you the power to shoot distant subjects with razor-sharp precision and stunning lifelike color. So you can brilliantly capture a closer shot of a landscape, or a child’s big smile.

The PowerShot A1100 IS is equipped with Canon’s acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects camera shake–one of the leading causes of fuzzy or blurred shots. Even when zoomed in, you can get the steady, crisp, brilliant images you’ll be proud to shoot and share. And Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer Technology is so convenient to use. It functions perfectly with or without a flash.

A World of Advantages with Canon’s Technology

The DIGIC 4 Image Processor has evolved Face Detection Technology that tracks the faces of moving subjects and lets the shooter enter the frame seamlessly with the Face Detection Self-Timer.

DIGIC 4 Image Processor
Canon’s most advanced image processor, DIGIC 4, delivers evolved Face Detection Technology that keeps every face in every photo looking its very best. The technology finds and tracks the faces of moving subjects until you’re ready to shoot, then delivers perfect focus. In addition, exposure, flash and white balance are compensated, so that faces exhibit natural skin tones and backgrounds are properly exposed.

iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.

Face Detection Self-Timer automatically detects an increase in the number of faces and makes the appropriate adjustments. For instance, to include the photographer’s face in a group shot, there’s no need to rush in. Just put the camera on a stand or tripod, specify Face Detection Self-Timer, and the camera will wait for the photographer’s face to get on-camera before it takes the shot. Motion Detection tracks moving subjects in a much larger range–allowing you to wait for the perfect shot without refocusing.

Intelligent Contrast Correction
DIGIC 4 also makes possible the i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, which controls the compensation level in pixel units to brighten dark areas while leaving bright areas unchanged for better images where the main subject is dark, and more natural transition. The PowerShot A1100 IS can even use i-Contrast in playback mode to adjust images that were shot without the setting activated.

Red-eye Correction provides three options for removing red-eye from subjects in flash pictures. 1) Red-eye Correction during shooting actually identifies and corrects red-eye in human subjects as pictures are taken. 2) The PowerShot A1100 IS can be set to automatically detect and correct red-eye during image playback. 3) You can manually locate any red eyes in a scene during image playback on the LCD screen, and command the camera to remove them.

Life doesn’t give you second chances to capture special times. That’s why the PowerShot A1100 IS features an ISO 1600 setting that reduces the effects of camera shake and sharpens subjects in low-light situations, giving you greater shooting flexibility. ISO can be expanded to 3200 when you select ISO 3200 Special Scene mode.

Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings
Just set the Canon PowerShot A1100 IS to Smart AUTO and you’re ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture taking every time. It’s a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 18 specially defined settings. So whether you’re photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you’re getting dramatic, memorable images.

Shooting Modes
Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions. With 18 Shooting Modes including 9 Special Scene Modes, you’re ready for whatever shot comes your way

Large, high-quality 2.5-inch LCD
The PowerShot A1100 IS’s 2.5-inch LCD screen gives you the big picture, whether you’re shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear and bright picture. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.

Uses 2 AA-size batteries
Conveniently, you don’t need to worry about running out or recharging of batteries. Since AA-size batteries can be purchased at any store, simply get new ones locally.

The Complete Print Solution

Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers.

The PowerShot A1100 IS’s Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the PowerShot A1100 IS to a Canon PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printer or SELPHY Compact Photo Printer or any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the lighted Print/Share button and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images to a computer (Windows and Macintosh).

Print your own ID photos in up to 28 different sizes or use the Movie Print function to output multiple stills from a recorded movie on a single sheet with a Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printer.

What’s in the Box

  • PowerShot A1100 IS body
  • AA-size alkaline battery (x2)
  • 128 MB SD memory card (SDC-128MB)
  • Wrist strap (WS-800)
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB interface cable (IFC-400PCU)
  • AV cable (AVC-DC400)
9.1Expert Score
Brand Canon
Model Name Canon PowerShot A1100IS
Form Factor Compact
Effective Still Resolution 12.1
Special Feature Image Stabilization
Optical Zoom 4 x
Color Silver
Connectivity Technology USB
Screen Size 2.5 Inches
Photo Sensor Size 1/2.3-inch
Screen Size
9.4
Optical Zoom
9
Effective Still Resolution
9
PROS
  • Easy-to-use point-and-shoot camera with a user-friendly interface
  • Optical image stabilizer helps reduce camera shake and produce clear images
  • 12.1-megapixel sensor and 4x optical zoom lens allow for high-quality images with good detail
  • Range of shooting modes and scene detection technology make it easy to get the perfect shot
  • Compact and portable design, perfect for everyday use and travel photography
  • Affordable price point for a digital camera with these features
CONS
  • Limited manual controls, which may not be suitable for more experienced photographers
  • No HD video recording capability
  • Smaller LCD screen compared to other digital cameras in its class
  • Battery life may be shorter compared to other digital cameras, especially when using flash or advanced features
  • Limited zoom range compared to other point-and-shoot cameras on the market.

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Specification: Canon PowerShot A1100IS

Brand

Canon

Model Name

Canon PowerShot A1100IS

Effective Still Resolution

12.1

Optical Zoom

4 x

Screen Size

2.5 Inches

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