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Canon IXUS 1100 HS review

Style with a 12x zoom and a touchscreen

Canon ixus 1100 hs review

Plenty of detail has been captured in this close-up images and the metering has performed well, despite the predominantly light backdrop (See full-res image)

Canon ixus 1100 hs review

A little flare is present in this image, shooting into the sun, but no more than would be expected under these conditions (See full-res image)

Canon ixus 1100 hs review

Having a 336mm telephoto lens on such a small camera is great for isolating distant subjects (See full-res image)

Canon ixus 1100 hs review

The high-quality Canon 12x zoom lens produces images that are sharp from edge to edge (See full-res image)

Canon ixus 1100 hs

There's plenty of detail in this close-up shot (See full-res image)

Canon ixus 1100 hs

The auto macro feature enables close-up shots to be taken without selecting the macro mode (See full-res image)

Canon ixus 1100 hs

Colours are naturally reproduced with default settings, although reds and oranges tend to receive a bit of a boost (See full-res image)

Canon ixus 1100 hs

Toy Camera effect (See full-res image)

Canon ixus 1100 hs

Super Vivid effect (See full-res image)

Canon ixus 1100 hs

Even contrasty scenes are metered well, and dynamic range is good for a compact camera (See full-res image)

Canon ixus 1100 hs

The HS system produces low-light images with little noise (See full-res 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
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate240 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution12.8 Megapixel
Height58.9 mm
Width99 mm
Depth21.9 mm
Autofocus Points9
Focal Length5 mm to 60 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model1100 HS
Product NameIXUS 1100 HS Compact Camera
Product LineIXUS
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.

Battery Life170 Shot
Package Contents
  • IXUS 1100 HS Compact Camera
  • NB-9L Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • Charger
Display Resolution461000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone