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Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

 

Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Canon PowerShot A1100 IS is an entry-level digital camera for first-time photographers. Large size buttons and an orderly layout improve ease of operation for first-time users.

The PowerShot A1100 IS has 12.1MP resolution on a 1/2.3-in. image sensor, 4.0x optical zoom (35–140mm equiv.) with optical Image Stabilization, a F2.7 maximum aperture, and a shutter speed range of 15-1/1,600 sec. The large 2.5-in. LCD has 115,000 dots resolution.

Face Detection finds and tracks the faces of moving subjects. Exposure, flash and white balance are also set appropriately so that faces exhibit natural skin tones and backgrounds are properly exposed. In addition, a Face Detection Self-timer automatically detects an increase in the number of faces so there's no need to rush in. Intelligent Contrast Correction brightens dark areas in pictures.

Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 18 predefined shooting situations.

Movie can be shot in VGA (640 x 480 at 30 fps/30 fps LP) and QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour or 4GB per clip.

The Print/Share button makes it easy to print directly to a PrintBridge-compatible photo printer and to transfer images to your PC. Print your own ID photos in 28 different sizes (optional paper cassette may be required) 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.

The Canon Powershot A1100 IS has easy-to-use features for the first-time entry-level photographers who desire an affordable point-and-shoot digital camera. It uses 2 AA-size batteries for convenience anywhere you go.

For about US $50 more, the PowerShot A2100 IS has similar specs and add a larger 3.0-in. 230,000 dots LCD and 6.0x optical zoom (36–216mm equiv.); however, it has a smaller F3.2 max. aperture and lacks an optical viewfinder.

 
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QuickFact™ Sheet
  Canon PowerShot A1100 ISUS | CAN | UK  
  Type of Camera    
  Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System  
  Image Sensor    
  Type 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)  
  Total Pixels Approx. 12.4 Megapixels  
  Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1 Megapixels  
  Lens    
  Focal Length 6.2-24.8mm f/2.7-5.6 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)  
  Max. Aperture f/2.7 (W) - f/5.6 (T)  
  Optical Zoom 4x  
  Focusing Range / Macro

Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity
Macro: 1.2 in.-1.6 ft./3-50cm (W), 1-1.6 ft./30-50cm (T)

 
  Auto Focus

TTL Autofocus

 
  Viewfinder & Monitor

 

 
  Viewfinder

Real-image zoom viewfinder

 
  LCD Monitor

2.5-inch TFT color LCD

 
  LCD Pixels

Approx. 115,000 pixels

 
  LCD Coverage

100%

 
  Shutter Speed

15-1/1600 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.

 
  Exposure Control

 

 
  ISO Sensitivity

Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)

 
  Light Metering Method

Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center

 
  Exposure Control Method

Program AE, i-Contrast; AE Lock

 
  Exposure Compensation

+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

 
  White Balance    
  White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

 
  Flash

 

 
  Built-in Flash

Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro

 
  Flash Range

1-13 ft./30cm-4.0m (W), 1-6.6 ft./30cm-2.0m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)

 
  Recycling Time

10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.0V)

 
  Flash Exposure Compensation

N/A

 
  Shooting Specifications

 

 
  Shooting Modes

Auto, Easy, P, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, ISO 3200, Long Shutter), Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Movie

 
  Photo Effects

My Colors
Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom

 
  Self-Timer

Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom

 
  Wireless Control

N/A

 
  Continuous Shooting

Approx. 2.0 fps (Large/Fine)

 
  Image Storage Media    
  Storage Media

SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card

 
  File Format

Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1

 
  Image Compression

Normal, Fine

 
  JPEG Compression Mode

Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))

 
  Number of Recording Pixels

Still Image: 4000 x 3000 (Large), 3264 x 2448 (Medium 1), 2592 x 1944 (Medium 2), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 4000 x 2248 (Widescreen)
Movie: Standard Definition: 640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Available up to 4GB or 60 minutes per clip

 
  Playback Specifications    
  Playback Modes File

Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, Transition Effects, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Over Exposure Warning, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, i-Contrast, Easy
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume, Easy

 
  Erasing Specifications    
  Erase Modes

Still Image: single image, all images
Movie: any movie file

 
  Interfaces    
  Computer Interface

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)

 
  Video Out

NTSC/PAL

 
  Audio Out

Monaural

 
  Other

Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

 
  Power Supply

 

 
  Power Source

1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2) (NB-3AH)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (optional)

 
  Shooting Capacity

Still Image: approx. 140 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 350 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery (NB-3AH))*

* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

 
  Playback Time

Approx. 360 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 480 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)

 
 

Included Accessories

(actual items depend on country)

- SD Memory Card SDC-128MB
- AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
- Wrist Strap WS-800
- USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
- AV Cable AVC-DC400
- Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

 
  Dimensions (W x H x D)

95.4 x 62.4 x 31.0mm /
3.76 x 2.46 x 1.22 in.

 
  Weight (Camera body only) Approx. 155g / 5.47 oz. (camera body only)  
  MSRP

US $199.99 / CAD $249.99 / UK £219.00 / €259.00

 

All data is based on Canon’s testing methods.
Subject to change without notice.

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