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Canon SD1100 IS / IXUS 80 IS


Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH / Digital IXUS 80 IS
Choose your colour: Pink | Gold | Silver | Brown | Blue

Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH / DIGITAL IXUS 80 IS bucks the trend towards the curved designs of the Digital ELPH series we are more familiar with. Instead, in a look back to the original ELPH design, the SD1100 is a clean-lined, fully flat, compact and slim rectangular box that has a classic appeal uniquely its own.

The Canon SD1100 has 8.0 megapixels resolution, 3x optical zoom with Image Stabilization, a F2.8 maximum aperture, and a shutter speed range of 15-1/1,500 sec.

An enhanced Face Detection system can select and track a face within a certain range. AF-Point Zoom allows you to zoom the display of the AF frame to check focus when shooting or right after taking a shot. Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB detects a face, sets focus on the face for a sharp picture, adjusts exposure, white balance and ensures the face is correctly illuminated when the flash fires. Red-Eye Correction automatically detects and corrects red eyes when the flash fires.

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS / Digital IXUS 80 IS

There is a large high-resolution 2.5-in. LCD screen (230K dots) with wide viewing angle. The Canon SD1100 allows you to shoot a clip of 640x480 movie at 30fps until the SD memory card is full (4GB clips at a time or 1 hour of shooting).

A Direct Print Button allows direct printing from camera to a PictBridge-enabled printer. The MENU button provides intuitive access to all the functions of the camera.

Motion Detection Technology detects camera shake, brightness of subject and background, and movement of face and subject. By consolidating and analyzing these parameters, it adjusts the intelligent ISO speed to reduce the effects of camera shake and subject movement.

In Auto ISO, the camera favours a lower ISO to ensures the highest image quality.

The Canon Powershot SD1100 Digital ELPH is available in a number of different colours (colour variations may be different by country): Blue, Brown, Pink, Silver and Gold. Whichever colour you choose, you'll end up with an easy-to-use, elegant, very well built and slim digital camera capable of producing good image quality -- camera that you can slip into your pocket and be always ready to catch the precious moments of life.


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Canon SD1100 IS / IXUS 80 IS
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Canon PowerShot SD1100 ISUS | CAN | UK | BeBit  
  Image Sensor Approx. 8 million
1/2.5-inch type CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 8.3 million pixels)
  Lens Canon with Optical Image Stabilizer  
  Focal Length 6.2-18.6mm (35mm film equivalent: 38-114mm)  
  Maximum Aperture f/2.8(W)–f/4.9 (T)  
  Optical Zoom 3.0x  
  Digital Zoom Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 12x in combination with the optical zoom)  
  Shooting Distance / Macro

Normal: 30 cm (12 in.)–infinity
Macro: 3–50 cm (W) (1.2 in.–1.6 ft. (W)), 30–50 cm (T) (12 in.–1.6 ft.(T))
Infinity: 3 m (9.8 ft.)–infinity
Kids&Pets: 1 m (3.3 ft.)–infinity

  Auto Focus TTL autofocus
Face Detect*1 *2 /AiAF (9-points)/Center*3

*1 AF frame can be moved and fixed to specified face.
*2 If no face is detected, AiAF (9-points) is used.
*3 Size of AF frame can be selected.

  Image Stabilization Lens-shift type
Continuous/Shoot Only*1 /Panning*1 /Off
*1 Still images only
  Shutter Speed 1/60–1/1500 sec.
15–1/1500 sec. (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.


  Exposure Control Program AE; AE Lock  
  Shooting Modes

Auto, Manual*1 , Digital Macro, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch assist*2 , Scene Mode*3 , Movie*4

*1 Long Shutter mode available.

*2 Selectable in Manual mode.

*3 Kids&Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater

- Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap:
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec. LP)
320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory card is full*1 (can record up to a maximum of 4 GB at one time*2 )

- Compact (can record for 3 min.):
160 x 120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)

- Time Lapse (can record 2 hours):
640 x 480 pixels (1 frame/sec. (shooting interval: 1 sec.), 0.5 frame/sec. (shooting interval: 2 sec.)), (15 frames/sec. (during playback))

*1 Using super high-speed memory cards (SDC- 512 MSH recommended).
*2 Even if the file size has not reached 4 GB, the recording is stopped when the recording time reaches one hour. Depending on memory card capacity and data write speed, recording may stop before the file size reaches 4 GB or the recording time reaches one hour


  Drive Modes

Single Shooting

Continuous Shooting: Approx. 1.3 shots/sec.

Self-timer: Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer

  Light Metering Evaluative*1 /Center-weighted average/Spot*2

*1 Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AF.
*2 Fixed to center.

  Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments  
  ISO Sensitivity

Auto*1 , High ISO Auto*2 , ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600

*1 Camera automatically sets the optimal speed according to shooting mode and subject brightness.
*2 Camera automatically sets the optimal speed according to shooting mode, subject brightness and subject movement. However, the ISO speed is set relatively higher than Auto.

  White Balance Auto*1 , Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Custom

*1 The colors of faces are evaluated in Face Detect AF.

  Built-in Flash

Auto, on, off
Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AF.

  Built-in Flash Range

Normal: 30 cm–3.5 m (12 in.–11 ft.) (W)/30 cm–2.0 m (12 in.–6.6 ft.) (T)
Brightness of image periphery may reduce depending on shooting distance.

  Playback Modes

Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 images), Magnified (approx. 2x to 10x max.), Resume Playback, Focus Check, Jump, My category, Trimming, Rotate, Slide Show, Red-Eye Correction, My Colors, Resize, Sound memos (it is possible to record and playback up to 1 min.), Sound Recorder (up to 2 hours sound-only recording/playback possible), Protect

  Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder  

2.5-inch type, TFT color LCD (wide viewing angle type), approx. 230,000 dots (Picture coverage 100%)

  Recording Media SD memory card/SDHC memory card/MultiMediaCard/MMCplus card/HC MMCplus card  

Battery Pack NB-4L (Rechargeable lithiumion battery)
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10

  Battery Life

Approx. 200 shots¹ (with supplied batteries)
Approx. 450 shots (with optional Canon NB-3AH batteries)¹
Approx. 540 min. playback (with supplied batteries)
Approx. 660 min. playback (with Canon NB-3AH batteries)

  Included Accessories - SD Memory Card SDC-32M
- Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-4L
- Battery Charger CB-2LV
- Wrist Strap WS-DC2
- USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (USB 2.0 High Speed)
- AV Cable AVC-DC300
- Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 86.8 x 54.8 x 22.0 mm /
3.4 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
  Weight (Camera body only) Approx. 125 g (4.4 oz.)  
  MSRP US $249.99 / £ 219.00 (SRP Inc. VAT)  

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

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