In-Depth with the Canon PowerShot S110
When it comes to cameras my first choice has always been Canon. Not to say I’m not open to other brands and their cameras, I’ve just always been a huge fan of the Canon collection. One in particular being the PowerShot line. What started as consumer level has quickly blossomed into a series of cameras fit for even the professional photographer. Canon’s PowerShot S110 is proof of this.
While scouring the internet for a new camera to record my travels with, I came across the S110 on RAKUTEN.COM SHOPPING. It wasn’t the glowing reviews that caught my eye, but the amount of features the camera had.
One in particular that I liked was the built-in Wi-Fi feature. This allows the user to share images and video to their social networks through the Canon iMAGE GATEWAYiii or to Wi-Fi enabled devices like iOS or Android smartphones and tablets.
The PowerShot S110 comes stock with a 24mm wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, and a 5x optical zoom. The low f-stop gives this camera an edge allowing you to shoot in low-light and create soft backgrounds with shallow depth of field. Its DIGIC 5 image processor and newly designed High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor work together to enhance low-light image quality. Not to mention at the maximum ISO speed of 12800. Canon’s AF system has also been enhanced allowing the new S-series models a lag free High-Speed Burst HQ mode. This means you can capture up to 10 frames at 12.1-megapixels.
If video is important to you as much it is to me (Subscribe to Joe’s Daily on YouTube), then you’ll love what the Powershot S110 is packing. It has the now standard 1080p Full HD video option, as well as a killer built-in stereo microphone, optical zoom while shooting, and a convenient playback HDMI output.
Camera menu navigation, image playback and viewing has been made simple and intuitive with a 3.0-inch wide capacitive touch panel LCD screen, along with Canon’s Touch Shutter feature, which makes shooting easy and interactive.
The camera’s Intelligent IS system matches the shooting conditions with one of six stabilization modes for smooth video and sharp images. Diving and underwater enthusiasts will enjoy the new optional PowerShot S110 waterproof case, the WP-DC47, capable of diving to depths of up to 130 feet.
The Canon PowerShot S110 is just a great camera at a great price. Currently I’ve been traveling a lot on business and carrying a DSLR is just not ideal. Having the PowerShot S110 in my back pocket, and not weighing down my neck is a blessing.