PowerShot S110 http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/powershot-s110/all en-MY Canon PowerShot S110 http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-powershot-s110/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canon PowerShot S100 has had a refresh – but are Wi-Fi skills, a touchscreen and the same incredible image-taking abilities enough? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/canon-powershot-S110-review-main.jpg?1380551321" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/canon-powershot-S110-review-press-2_0_3.jpg?1380551321" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/canon-powershot-S110-review-press-3_0_3.jpg?1380551321" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/canon-powershot-S110-review-press-4_0_3.jpg?1380551321" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Canon is dipping its toes into the whirlpool of Wi-Fi sharing with the 12.1MP&nbsp;PowerShot S110, which adds a touchscreen as well as additional connectivity&nbsp;to the fantastic&nbsp;<a href="/review/canon-powershot-s100">S100</a>, the aging PowerShot that’s sat right near the&nbsp;<a href="/top-10s/compact-cameras">top of our&nbsp;best compact cameras list</a>&nbsp;for most of 2012. So is it worth grabbing a&nbsp;bargain with the&nbsp;<a href="/review/canon-powershot-s100">older S100 model&nbsp;</a>or splashing out on the next-gen S110?</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM1,299.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Touchscreen is a welcome upgrade </div> <div class="field-item even"> Remains impressively small </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Pictures are still great for the price </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wi-Fi is agonising to set-up </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S100 in disguise </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Well you certainly wouldn’t spend the extra on the S110 for looks, as it’s&nbsp;identical to the <a href="/review/canon-powershot-s100">older S100</a>. That means it’s still a bit slippy, with almost no grip&nbsp;on the front, but also very compact and classy. The textured lens ring and D-pad&nbsp;are particularly nice details, not to mention very easy to use, with the former&nbsp;offering manual focus.</p> <p>This PowerShot S110 is still one of the smallest and easiest to navigate compact&nbsp;cams we’ve ever used. Images look just as crisp and grain-free as the S100,&nbsp;too, which is no surprise considering Canon has used the same sensor, Digic 5&nbsp;processor and 24-120mm lens. The spec sheet isn’t as impressive as it was when&nbsp;the<a href="/review/canon-powershot-s100"> S100</a> landed – what with <a href="/review/sony-rx100">Sony’s RX100</a> sporting a 1in, 20.2MP sensor – but taking price into consideration, the Canon is still one of our favourites.</p> <p>There’s RAW shooting, an excellent Auto mode and if you really want to geo-tag your shots you can still do so – via your phone’s GPS. Autofocus is seriously&nbsp;speedy while smooth 1080p video at 24fps is impressive, even when shooting&nbsp;moving objects in low light.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-powershot-S110-review-hands-on-1-resized.jpg?1380551321" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-powershot-S110-review-hands-on-7-resized.jpg?1380551321" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Touchscreen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So if it looks the same and takes essentially the same shots as the <a href="/review/canon-powershot-s100">S100</a>, why&nbsp;upgrade? Well, the touchscreen on the S110 turns out to be a welcome addition&nbsp;– not just for swiping through snaps in playback but also when using the&nbsp;Canon’s touch shutter function – perfect for those shutterbugs used to phone&nbsp;photography. It’s also handy for setting up and using the Wi-Fi functions –&nbsp;without it, entering text or deciding how to share your photos would be even&nbsp;more of a pain.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-powershot-S110-review-hands-on-4-resized.jpg?1380551321" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wi-Fi </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Wi-Fi itself is less impressive than the S110’s image abilities and intuitive&nbsp;combination of touchscreen and recognisable manual controls. In theory you can&nbsp;share to other Canon cameras, hook the S110 up to your smartphone or post to&nbsp;the web. In reality, it’s truly painful to set-up with various pieces of software to&nbsp;install and registrations to complete. Even then, though it's easy to access on the camera it’s limited once you get going,&nbsp;with social network hiccups and annoying decisions like emails including a link&nbsp;rather than the photo.</p> <p>Then again, it’s not costing you any extra, it may save time at home and Wi-Fi is something that not all pro compacts offer. Not to mention the fact that&nbsp;Wi-Fi-laden cams from the likes of Samsung are often disappointing in the&nbsp;image stakes. Let’s hope Canon keeps an eye on app camera developments and&nbsp;seriously streamlines its Wi-Fi plans for the next PowerShot.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-powershot-S110-review-hands-on-3-resized.jpg?1380551321" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Superb image quality at most ISO settings, manual controls and a new&nbsp;touchscreen are enough to keep this truly compact snapper <a href="/top-10s/compact-cameras">in the No.2 spot</a>. And&nbsp;if the S110’s attempt at Wi-Fi sharing to phones, laptops and the web isn’t as&nbsp;seamless as we’d like, at least Canon’s made a start.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-powershot-S110-review-hands-on-8_0-resized.jpg?1380551321" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Canon has added a touchscreen and Wi-Fi to the excellent S100 and despite niggles, it remains a top compact&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/canon-powershot-s110 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-powershot-s110/review#comments Cameras Canon PowerShot S110 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:04:36 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1424312 at http://www.stuff.tv