Canon IXUS 1100 HS review

Style with a 12x zoom and a touchscreen

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We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using the DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

Signal to noise ratio

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

Canon ixus 1100 hs signal to noise ratio
Canon ixus 1100 hs signal to noise ratio

JPEG images from the Canon IXUS 1100 HS are on a par with those from the Samsung WB700 but show more noise that both the Nikon Coolpix S9100 and Olympus XZ-1

Dynamic range

Canon ixus 1100 hs dynamic range
Canon ixus 1100 hs dynamic range

This chart indicates that the Canon IXUS 1100 HS's JPEGs have a consistently high dynamic range across the sensitivity range, only overtaken by the Nikon Coolpix S9100 at ISO 1600.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
Product FamilyIXUS
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
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 Address
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