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)