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Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Digital Camera - Silver (12.1 MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.5 inch LCD

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  • 12.1 Megapixel camera, 4x optical zoom with optical Image Stabilizer and 2.5” LCD with OVF
  • Smart Auto and Easy modes featuring Scene Detection Technology and DIGIC 4 for quality images
  • Auto Red-Eye Correction, Face Detection, Face Select & Track and Face Self-Timer
  • Combats blur with Motion Detection Technology, optical Image Stabilizer and ISO Auto
  • Contrast boosts brightness in dark areas whilst retaining detail in brighter areas

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Product details

Colour Name: Silver
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 9.6 x 3.1 cm ; 154 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 567 g
  • Item model number: 3444B007AA
  • ASIN: B001T9NH8I
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 18 Feb 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,521 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

The easy-to-use PowerShot A1100 IS uses Scene Detection, Face Detection and Motion Detection to optimise settings and ensure great results itTs as simple as pointing and shooting.Features - 12.1 MP - 4x optical zoom - Smart Auto & Easy modes with Scene Detection Technology - Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB and Face Select & Track - Motion Detection Technology - Auto Red-Eye Correction - DIGIC 4 - 2.5_ LCD with OVF - Compact design in 3 colour variations* - VGA movies Simply point and shoot for great results.12.1 MegapixelsWith a 12.1 MP sensor, you can capture every scene in incredible detail print up to A2 size, or crop to achieve the desired composition without losing the detail necessary for larger prints.4x optical zoom with optical Image StabilizerA 4x optical zoom allows for a wide choice of framing options. CanonTs optical Image Stabilizer keeps images sharp by reducing the effects of camera shake throughout the zoom range.Great shots without the effortSmart Auto mode uses intelligent Scene Detection Technology to determine subject brightness, contrast, distance and overall hue. The camera then selects the most appropriate scene mode from a total of 18 to obtain perfect settings for the scene. Easy mode ensures correct camera usage by deactivating all buttons except those used for shooting.Face Detection TechnologyA suite of Face Detection technologies detects up to 35 faces in a shot, adjusting focus, exposure, flash settings and white balance for optimal results with natural-looking skin tones. Face Select & Track allows a single face in a crowd to be selected and tracked as the main subject. FaceSelf-Timer takes a shot when an extra face is detected in the frame making group photos easy.Motion Detection TechnologyMotion Detection Technology uses a range of advanced methods to ascertain movement of both camera and subject, plus the speed at which this motion occurs. The optimum ISO is then automatically set for any situation.Aut

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Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

Simply point and shoot for great results
The compact easy-to-use 12.1 Megapixel PowerShot A1100 IS offers intelligent shooting power with a 4x optical zoom . Choose Smart Auto for effortlessly great results across a wide range of shooting conditions or switch to Easy Mode for great shots with even less effort. Either way a host of intelligent Canon technologies, including optical image stabilization, Face Detection and Motion Detection ensure crisp, clear stunning images every time. What's more you can quickly and easily shoot smooth VGA movies at the touch of a button.

Use scene modes to get the best shots for sunset, low-light and night time shooting

Advance Scene Detection Technology gets the
best from difficult shootng conditions.
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Effortless shooting- superb results
The effortless PowerShot A1100 IS offers two simple shooting modes. Smart Auto mode allows the camera to intelligently select the appropriate settings so you can concentrate on your subject. Advanced Scene Detection Technology automatically analyses shooting conditions then selects the one that offers the perfect settings from 18 specially defined scenes. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset or friends in the park you can be confident you're getting the perfect image. In Easy Mode the camera automatically selects all the camera settings deactivating all buttons except those used for shooting - ideal for beginners or children.

Get closer to the action
The 4x zoom allows for a wide range of framing options and lets you get up close and personal with faraway objects. Camera shake can be an issue with zoom lenses but Canon's market-leading Optical Image Stabilisation makes sure that you can capture steady shots throughout the zoom range.

The IXUS 120 IS locates faces in shot and automatically adjusts for natural skin tones

Face Detection locates faces in shot and
automatically adjusts for natural skin tones.
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Fast, intelligent processing even in tricky lighting conditions
Canon's most advanced image processor, DIGIC 4, lies at the heart of every Canon digital camera and delivers exceptional processing speeds, responsive operation and advanced noise reduction. It also makes possible intelligent Face and Motion Detection technologies, which find and track moving subjects until you're ready to shoot, adjusting the camera settings for optimal results. Advanced Noise reduction ensures richly detailed clean images even at high ISO speeds.

With Face Detection up to 35 faces can be detected in each shot and focus, exposure, flash setting and white balance are all automatically adjusted for optimal results with natural-looking skin tones. Face Select & Track allows a single face in a crowd to e selected and tracked alas the main subject while a Face Detection Self-Timer also makes group photos and self-portraits easy. Once the shot has been set up, the camera records the number of faces detected in the frame when the shutter is depressed and the self timer started; it then waits for an extra face to get in the frame and adjusts focus and exposure before it takes the picture.

Motion Detection technology uses changes in scene information and scene brightness to accurately identify subject motion. The optimal ISO level is then set automatically to minimise blur and maximise image quality

Automatic Red-eye Correction is available in both shooting and playback mode and accurately removes the red-eye effect caused by flash.

A world of advantages with Canon technology

The Optical Image Stabiliser automatically detects and corrects camera shake.

The Optical Image Stabiliser automatically
detects and corrects camera shake.
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Rich razor-sharp images - every time
The lens is the most important part of any imaging device and all Canon cameras incorporate lenses designed and manufactured by Canon - lenses based on over 60 years of experience for outstanding results. Canon's market-leading Optical Image Stabiliser is a lens-shift system that automatically detects and corrects camera shake, whilst ensuring outstanding image quality. It allows handheld shooting at longer focal lengths and in lower light conditions without blur, giving you steady, crisp, brilliant images you'll be proud to shoot and share. Developed initially for Canon's EOS Digital SLR cameras it is the fastest in-lens image stabiliser available on the market and ensures the PowerShot range has a top quality pedigree.

Meanwhile a resolution of 12.1 Megapixels allows you to capture every scene in rich detail, ensuring oversize prints - even of cropped pictures - retain high image quality.

A bright 2.5 inch LCD allows easy and crisp viewing of images and video.

Use scene modes to get the best shots for sunset, low-light and night time shooting

My Colors mode makes your images jump
out with really vivid bright colours.
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Customise and correct colour as you shoot
My Colors Mode lets you customise colour reproduction before shooting and correct individual colours on the LCD screen as you're shooting. My Colors offer you many options, such as 'Positive Film' which makes all the reds, greens and blues really vivid; Lighter and Darker Skin tones; 'Colour Accent' that allows you to retain a single colour in your image whilst the other colours turn monochrome and even a 'Colour Swap' where you can select one colour and replace it with another colour you specify for special effects. Since they work with both still images and movies, these modes let you enjoy producing various image or movie effects.


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554 of 556 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. L. Vickers on 3 Aug 2009
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Easy to use. Automatic exposure adjustment for many different lighting conditions was excellent - much better than my older Nikon Coolpix camera.
Clarity and sharpness of the pictures is very good and the color is strong and realistic (I have had cameras where the color always looks a little faded or washed out - the Canon A1100 had no such problems).

I especially chose a camera to take AA batteries as these are available everywhere and easy to carry a spare set - my old camera had its own special battery and this was good but I needed a power supply to re-charge it and could not take pictures whilst it was charging. I would recommend getting some re-chargeable Lithium AA batteries as regular Alkaline batteries do not last long (only about 30-40 shots).

This camera has a viewfinder. This was another reason for choosing this camera. Having the viewfinder is important as in very bright conditions (like hot sunny holidays) it can sometimes be difficult to see the display.

Unless you are an avid photographer looking for lots of photographic capabilities or you are looking for some specific features not on this camera I would not spend any more money on more expensive models.
It may not be as stylish as some other cameras but when it spends most of it's life in your bag who cares.

Unless having a super slim camera is important I do not think the slightly larger size should put you off (Note - the online images do make the darker grey left hand side look very bulky but in reality it is not at all. It actually makes the camera easier to hold steady - esp if your hands are on the large side or perhaps you have difficulty holding small things#.

The supplied SD card is a little mean in my view - just 128Mb.
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191 of 192 people found the following review helpful By I. P. Gearing VINE VOICE on 31 Jan 2010
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I refer to pocket sized cameras with view finders. Hoorah there is still one out there! No more squint and guess photo's in strong sunlight! One that takes decent photos too, though not so impressive when pushed in low light, but frankly I can live with that as that doesn't currently figure a lot in my photographic demands and I have another camera that will do that just fine. There are other draw backs too, the continuous frame rate is low at 1.1 frames per second, again not debilitating, but comes under the heading "Could do better". What it does do better is sit in the hand easily, fit in the pocket without fuss, take photographs under most lighting conditions that will stand some serious blowing up. It has a pleasing colour balance to my eyes and now has come down in price to a more sensible level - I do not think it justified its launch price, though that probably had more to do with the relative strengths of the Yen and the Pound as a lot of other Japanese products suddenly took on an all too expensive air. If I were to mitigate that statement it would be to point out that the camera includes a lot of technology, some of it, like image stabilisation motion and face detection, actually useful.

For a general purpose, point and shoot camera this now represents a great bargain. The fact that it has a view finder too is icing on the cake, under 90% of conditions I do not think that this would be found in any way wanting. For the other 10% you would probably be needing a different sort of camera anyway - and its a Canon!
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62 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Peter Hutton on 9 Nov 2009
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In my opinion; in terms of quality this camera took superb crisp pictures. Navigation of the camera's menus was easy. Unlike some more expensive cameras you do not have to dig too deep to find the function you are after. This is still a photographers camera rather than a fashion accessory. The camera is a nice size - not too big to be bulky and not too small to be fiddly to operate.

If I had one niggle it is that the camera was a bit slow between shots to use zoom or take another photograph.

I have just returned from a Geology field trip. The camera took excellent micro shots and huge panoramas. As well as fun social shots and sunsets in between, Overall I have very pleased with this camera. I think it is excellent value and would recommend this camera to anyone looking for a good functional camera.
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167 of 168 people found the following review helpful By Mike C on 22 July 2009
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The 12 megapixels is a good upgrade to my previous Sureshot of 5.4 mp. I have made some good quality stills and movies which still look good when viewed on my 28" plasma TV. Its easy to use small enough to fit in the pocket comfortably. it has a wide setting which is great for landscapes,seascapes or large groups of people. It has a viewfinder which I find essential because I can use it to take pictures without needing to put on reading glasses. I am pleased with it.
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129 of 130 people found the following review helpful By Roy Turner on 27 Dec 2009
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My sisters's early model Canon A70 packed up recently and she asked me to suss out a replacement. This little charmer ticked the two main boxes she insisted upon: light & pocketable - a big improvement on the A70 - and with an optical viewfinder - now becoming the first feature manufacturers 'forget' to include.

The flash works better, optical antishake does what it supposed to and the 4x zoom is more than adequate (the A70 was 3x). Even the LCD screen is bigger, and although not up to the standard of that on my Pansonic TZ7, it's perfectly fine.

The controls layout is a welcome improvement (I especially like the 'easy mode') and two MN1500 batteries (rather than the 4 required by the A70) plus the old CF card replaced by SD, makes for a sleeker body with just enough right-hand bulge to afford a decent grip.

BTW: using replaceable, easy-to-buy MN1500's makes a lot of sense and you can also use rechargeable Nickel Metal Halide types if you want. Just keep a couple of alkalines handy for when they run out or fail to hold their charge.

My sister's old Canon managed a modest, if perfectly adequate, 3.2 megapixels - so the almost 4x 'improvement' on the A1100 is overkill to say the least. The sensor performs fine - razor sharp, and colour perfect straight off the memory card - and in low light is not much noisier than earlier, lower resolution types from Canon. Canon's Digic 4 processing seems to deliver the goods.

Noise-wise, my own Panasonic Lumix TZ7 is not all that much better and resolution-wise the tiny Canon is not a million miles from that of my Nikon D300 (although maybe we're pushing comparisons a bit there!
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