The price for the Canon PowerShot SX 110 IS is set at Rs 16,995. It is clearly a costlier camera than the SX 100 IS. It still makes a decent purchase at its price. Obviously if you want a compact camera, this isn’t it. If you want a no-compromise point and shoot camera but not as bulky as the Canon S5 IS, then the SX 110 IS is among the best cameras.
Much Deserved Improvements From The SX100
Canon brings in the new SX 110 IS to retire its well reputed PowerShot SX 100 IS. This new camera brings in a few new additions to the table. The SX 110 still has a 10x optical zoom.
The SX 110 IS is now a 9 MP camera and also has a slightly larger sensor. The other big improvement is the screen size. It now has a huge and good quality three inch screen. The camera body has a slightly better feel than the SX 100. The buttons and the dial for scrolling through menus have still remained the same.
The quality of the photos is as expected from a good point-and-shoot camera. In this case, it is better than the SX 100 IS which is probably due to the slightly larger sensor. Colours are neutral. The images are sharp but in some photos, it looks like there is some amount of artificial sharpening done by the camera. Video quality is good and the audio quality is surprising good as well.
The interface is the standard Canon one. It is simple to use and one of the interesting features is the ability to set the intensity of the flash.
The camera uses two AA batteries so it is considerably heavy. To add to the weight, the bulkier unit required to drive the larger lens. It’s not a camera that can fit in easily into a shirt pocket.