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Canon IXUS 1100 HS review

Style with a 12x zoom and a touchscreen

Initial results from the labs data show that the Canon IXUS handles noise well at the low to mid sensitivity range, although it does become an issue above ISO 1600. However, when it comes to dynamic range the results are impressive with dynamic range beating the Samsung WB700 and Olympus XZ-1 at all sensitivities.

Resolution charts

As part of our image quality testing for the Canon IXUS 1100 HS, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Canon IXUS 1100 HS is capable of resolving up to around 22 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please click here to read the full article.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Canon ixus 1100 hs resolution iso 100
Canon ixus 1100 hs resolution iso

Canon ixus 1100 hs resolution iso 100
Canon ixus 1100 hs resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 22 (see full image)

Canon ixus 1100 hs resolution iso 200
Canon ixus 1100 hs resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 22 (see full image)

Canon ixus 1100 hs resolution iso 400
Canon ixus 1100 hs resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 20 (see full image)

Canon ixus 1100 hs resolution iso 800
Canon ixus 1100 hs resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 20 (see full image)

Canon ixus 1100 hs resolution iso 1600
Canon ixus 1100 hs resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 18 (see full image)

Canon ixus 1100 hs resolution iso 3200
Canon ixus 1100 hs resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 16 (see full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyIXUS
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom12x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesSelf-timer, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Wink Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor
Screen Size8.1 cm (3.2")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, QuickTime MOV
Weight (Approximate)206 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height58.9 mm
Width99 mm
Depth21.9 mm
Focal Length5 mm to 60 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model1100 HS
Product NameIXUS 1100 HS Compact Camera
Product LineIXUS
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number5686B008
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

The IXUS 1100 HS packs a 12x zoom in a stunning metal body you'll want to be seen with. HS System and effortless touch screen control give you amazing shots and Full HD movies day and night.

Package Contents
  • IXUS 1100 HS Compact Camera
  • NB-9L Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • Charger
Limited Warranty1 Year