A while ago, Canon added a new member to its Digital IXUS family, the Digital IXUS 110 IS (known as Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH SD 960 IS in the US).
The IXUS 110 IS is designed to fit into ultracompact point-and-shoot category, albeit not being the smallest in terms of physical size, nor any slimmer when compared to its brother, the IXUS 100 IS. But nonetheless, it is still packed with impressive performance and technology.
Canon is certainly generous with resolution, giving the IXUS 110 IS 12.1-megapixels rating and DIGIC 4 processor effectively allowing printing poster-sized photos. The camera also comes with a 28mm wide angle lens and 4x optical zoom (and 4x digital zoom).
The camera offers a Smart Auto mode that uses Canon’s innovative Scene Detection Technology to deliver the simplest point-and-shoot operation by auto determining the best settings for the camera, based on 18 pre-defined shooting situations.
The IXUS 110 IS can also double up as a video camera with the capability to shoot in High Definition movies (1280 x 720, 30fps) and is geared with HDMI output for playback on HDTV. The camera houses a 2.8-inch PureColor II widescreen LCD with 16:9 aspect ratio, providing full screen playback of the HD captures.
|Camera Effective Pixels|
Approx 12.1 Million pixels (CCD)
|Focal Length (35 mm film equivalent)|
4x zoom: 28(W)-112(T) mm
50cm (1.6ft.) – infinity
2 – 50cm (W), 30 – 50cm (T) [0.8in. – 1.6ft. (W), 12in. – 1.6ft. (T)]
2 – 50cm (0.8in. – 1.6ft.) (W)
2cm – infinity (W), 30cm – infinity (T)
[0.8in. – infinity (W), 1.2ft – infinity (T)]
|Image Stabilizer (IS) System|
2.8-inch type*, color LCD with wide viewing angle (Effective dots: Approx 230,000 dots) Pure Color LCD monitor II
*Aspect Ratio 16:9
Brightness adjustment (5 levels, Quick-bright LCD)
AF (Face Detect AiAF*1 center*2)
*1If no face is detected, AiAF (9-points) are used.
*2Normal or small sizes can be selected.
Evaluative*1, Center-weighted average, Spot*2
*1 Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detect AiAF
*2 Fixed to center
|ISO Speed (Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index)|
Auto*, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600
*Subject movement is taken into account while shooting in Auto mode
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
* The colors of faces are evaluated in Face Detect AiAF
1 – 1/1600 sec.
15 – 1/1600 sec. (Total Shutter speed range)
f/2.8 – f/5.6 (W), f/5.8 – f/11 (T) (use ND filter together)
30cm – 4.0m (W), 30cm – 2.0m (T)
[12in. – 13ft. (W), 12in. – 6.6ft. (T)]
Auto*, P, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Beach, Underwater, Aquarium, Foliage, Snow, ISO 3200, Digital Marco, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist, Movie
*Optimum Image processing for each scene
Still images/Movies: Approx. 4.0x (up to approx. 16x in combination with the optical zoom), Safety Zoom, Digital Tele-converter
|Main Features (Differences)|
Approx. 0.8 shots/sec.
|Number of Images Shot (CIPA)|
Aprox. 200 images
SD memory card, SDHC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
|Data Type||Still Images:|
Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
MOV [Image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (monaural)]
|Number of Recording Pixels||Still Images:|
Large: 4000 x 3000,
Medium 1: 3264 x 2448,
Medium 2: 2592 x 1944,
Medium 3: 1600 x 1200,
Small: 640 x 480,
Widescreen: 4000 x 2248
Date imprint is available in all recording pixels
Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap: HD 1280 x 720 (30fps)/640 x 480 (30fps)/320 x 240 (30fps) (not compatible with AVI)
|Main Features||Still Images:|
Index playback with a variable number of images
Digital input/output [Hi-Speed USB*1 (MTP, PTP supported)] Digital video and audio output*2 (HDMI compliant) Video and audio output*1
*1 Unified connector for digital, video and audio (mini-B compatible)
*2 HDMI Mini Connector
Battery Pack NB-4L
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10
|Dimensions (excluding protrusions)|
97.9 x 54.1 x 22.1 mm (3.85x 2.13 x 0.87 in.)
|Weight (camera body only)|
Approx. 145g (5.11oz.)