Preview: Canon PowerShot S110Tuesday September 18 2012 Sensor Preview
Smooth and modern, the Canon PowerShot S110 is a subtle update over its predecessor, the S100. This high-end point-and-shoot camera maintains the small stature from its older relative, making it easy for users to slip the device into a pocket. And like the S100, it continues to provide photographers with the duel image formats of JPEG and RAW.
Looking past its exoskeleton, the S110 transplants the S100’s 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, its DIGIC 5 image processor, and essentially the same optics that includes a 24-120mm lens equivalent. The latter allows for photographing to photograph with an aperture f/2.0 at the widest focal length, and a more restricting f/5.9 aperture when zooming in at telephoto distances.
The biggest difference between the S100 and the S110 comes from the latter’s adoption of mobile technology, a continuing trend among DSC and DSLR. For its part, the S110 now incorporates a 3-inch 460k-dot resolution touchscreen. This spec helps users toy with photo settings, creative filters, and edit.
The device also includes built-in wireless, allowing users to upload images and video to their mobile devices, or directly to social networking sites. Oddly, this newer PowerShot S-series excludes the previous models built-in GPS unit. However, it offers users a free software download that lets S110 consumers record GPS data using their mobiles and then transfer and embed this information into their photographs via the S110’s new wireless technology.
Additional highlights of the PowerShot S110 are:
• Its 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor.
• Its DIGIC 5 image processor.
• RAW and JPEG image formats.
• ISO range of 80-12,000.
• Built-in wireless.
• Three-inch LCD touchscreen with 460k-dot resolution and touch autofocusing.
• Full HD 1920 x 1080 video with 24 fps filming.