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Canon IXUS 1100 HS /Powershot ELPH 510 HS

alaTest has collected and analysed 153 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and image quality. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the shutter. There are some negative opinions about the focus and flash.

responsiveness, portability, design, image quality, performance

value for money, battery, features, flash, focus

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon IXUS 1100 HS /Powershot ELPH 510 HS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 153 reviews)

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Hands on: Canon PowerShot SX510 HS review


A compact bridge camera with 30x optical zoom and full manual control

30x optical zoom ; Built in Wi-Fi ; Full manual control

No raw shooting ; Can't set AF point ; No touchscreen

The 30x optical zoom gives you as great flexibility for a camera this size and, while it can't claim to be the smallest on the market any more - the Sony HX50V has stolen that title - it manages to provide the range without costing the earth. It also...

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Canon IXUS 1100 HS review


Stabilised 12x zoom lens and touchscreen on a stylish compact camera

Excellent image quality, even at high ISOs ; Sleek metal body ; Resonsive autofocus ; High quality 12x zoom lens

Poor touchscreen interface makes navigating menus a ain ; Glossy finish is a little sliery ; Face detection occasionally finds faces where there are none ; 7.8fs shooting is limited to 3MP

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Canon IXUS 1100 HS


Does Canon's latest IXUS flagship touch-screen compact deliver?

Big zoom, compact size ; Good image quality ; Solid low-light performance

Touch-screen control is slow and fiddly ; Lacks semi/fully manual control ; Lacks a finger grip

As with its predecessor, the 1100 HS sticks with the same tried and tested HS (High Sensitivity) system that combines a backside illuminated CMOS sensor with Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor to minimise noise in low-light, high-sensitivity situations.


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Canon Ixus 1100 HS review


The Canon Ixus 1000 HS was one of our favourite cameras of 2010. Its 10-megapixel sensor, 10x zoom range and 1080p video recording were a great combination of features, and the resulting photos and videos were the best we'd seen from a big-zoom compact...

Superb image quality but the touchscreen control is clumsy and the price is too high

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Canon IXUS 1100 HS


Canon IXUS 115 HS86/100

Picture quality, features, compact size

Stylus for LCD screen

The Canon IXUS 1100 HS is a very good choice if you are looking for a pocket digital camera with a combination of a longer zoom lens and touch control. Once you get used to the screen and improve your touch accuracy it responds well. Picture quality...

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Canon IXUS 1100 HS


A premium, stylish shooter with touch-screen technology and some fun filters too

The IXUS 1100 HS is a stunning compact with advanced shooting features and great point-and-shoot functionality. It’s perfect for those who love touch-screen technology

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Canon IXUS 1100 HS Digital Camera Review


Daniel Bell reviews the Canon IXUS 1100 HS, a compact digital camera with a massive 12x optical zoom.

Produces excellent images; Good noise performance up to ISO 1600; Metal body; 12x zoom lens pack into a small camera; Full 1080p HD video recording; Wide range of creative modes; Responsive touch screen

Battery life is short

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Canon IXUS 1100HS review


Canon's IXUS range has a reputation for combining both stylish design and excellent performance in a compact body, and the IXUS 1100HS appears to continue this tradition, but how does it perform...

Full specification, 1080p video capture well suited to 16:9 aspect ratio screen

High price tag, unresponsive touchscreen

The IXUS 1100HS is a great camera on paper, features excellent design and will no doubt have a host of fans. Image quality is good and performance is, in general, to a similar standard. However, doubts are raised over the effectiveness and...

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Canon IXUS 1100 HS Sample Photos


Here are sample photos taken on the Canon IXUS 1100 HS including ISO noise test shots.

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Canon unveils the stylish IXUS 1100 HS


The slimmest 12x optical zoom in its class

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: Yes
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:15
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card:No / Yes
SDXC Card:No / Yes
Secure Digital Card:No / Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card:No / Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Canon NB-9L
Battery Type:Canon NB-9L


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection / Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No