Can the IXUS 110 IS justify its steep pricetag? We take a look at the key features that Canon believes makes it well worth the cost
After bombarding the new Canon IXUS 110 IS with challenging tests, the newest in the range did remarkably well. With an easy-to-use Auto mode there is no possibility of confusing this compact, as it adjusted quickly and accurately to different lighting conditions. The camera has three different focus settings of Macro, Normal and Infinity, and even in low-light conditions it still performed remarkably well. The Canon camera range has
The funky design can be purchased in a range of colours and its hard outer casing makes the compact feel weighty and durable. The 110 IS accommodates a seductive curve that appeals to the contemporary look of the compact and doubles up as a guide to where the camera should be held. However, the shape of the body can be frustrating to grip, making it fiddly to hold, and after plenty of use it can leave your thumb feeling a little strained. This problem is not major and Canon can be forgiven, as the 110 IS has simple controls and large buttons, with one exception: the Power button. Unfortunately this can be annoyingly stiff and it’s a bit on the
Like most other compacts, the 110 IS offers a range of other features, such as red-eye reduction and a video option. The screen proved to be viewable when used in sunlight and can be adjusted to five different levels of brightness depending on the lighting conditions. Another impressive feature is the image playback option, which includes a Slideshow mode. For the more enthusiastic amateur, Canon has included the shutter and f-stop number that appear on the screen when the shutter is half-pressed.
One of the camera’s major features is the resolution, which will satisfy the most fussy of consumers. When compared to its
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