Canon PowerShot S110 review

Petite but powerful compact camera with the latest tech

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Stick to Auto mode and the Canon S110 will produce consistently high-quality results, with largely accurate metering and faithful yet punchy colours under most conditions.

We did encounter the odd occasion where a particularly bright sky set against a considerably darker foreground would result in some clipped highlights, but for the most part this little camera impresses in its capacity to deal with high contrast situations.

Canon PowerShot S110 review

The camera's snappy AF system performs well, finding a positive lock at speed in both bright and lower lighting conditions.

The Canon S110's 3-inch touchscreen is nicely detailed - if not the highest resolution one we've seen - but its wide viewing angle, decent anti-reflective coating and responsiveness to touch does impress.

Canon PowerShot S110 review

A far cry from the frustratingly insensitive touchscreens of old, the Canon S110's screen requires only the lightest of touches to access key features and perform useful tasks such as setting the AF point anywhere in the frame, instantly.

The screen also proffers a handy enhancement to the superb lens control dial, with a virtual dial that's activated by tapping the corresponding on-screen icon. It also enables you to quickly switch between functions.

Canon PowerShot S110 review

Noise is generally very well controlled, with clean shots perfectly possible right up to ISO 800.

At ISO 1600 there's still a very good level of detail produced, although pushing the sensitivity past this point results in the loss of detail and level of noise that you'd expect from a camera with a sensor of this size.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyPowerShot S
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesSelf-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Wink Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)173 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, REACH, RoHS, ErP
Image Sensor Size1/1.7" (7.60 mm x 5.70 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height59 mm
Width98.8 mm
Depth26.9 mm
Product SeriesS
Focal Length5.20 mm to 26 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelS110
Product NamePowerShot S110 Digital Compact Camera
Product LinePowerShot
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number6351B010AA
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The PowerShot S110 combines a bright f/2.0 lens and a high-sensitivity Canon CMOS for superior results in a truly pocketable form. Wi-Fi allows instant sharing and GPS tagging via mobile devices.

Package Contents
  • PowerShot S110 Digital Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L
  • Battery Charger
Limited Warranty1 Year