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Canon PowerShot S110 12MP Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Silver) by Review Summary ,  Aug 5, 2015

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Canon PowerShot S110 12MP Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Silver)
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 527 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 4.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Color4.8   above average
Manual4.8   above average
Compact4.7   average
Photo4.7   above average
Fit4.5   average
Image4.5   above average
Quality4.5   above average
Speed4.5   above average
Control4.4   above average
Price4.3   average
Size4.2   average
Video4.2   average
Light4.0   average
Sensor3.9   average
DSLR3.8   below average
Focus3.8   above average
SLR3.8   average
Wi-Fi3.5   below average
Zoom3.5   below average
Button3.2   average
Flash2.8   below average
Battery2.6   below average
Lens1.8   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"The battery life is painfully short in video mode."
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"Pictures are very good, but battery life is ridiculous."
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"The superior quality is really only noticeable in video mode, and even then it's hardly enjoyable due to the issues I've mentioned (focusing problems, battery life, etc)."
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"Unfortunately, I have to deduct a star because I have experienced the change the battery pack error with fully charged batteries numerous times, and missed some great shots due to this error."
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"- The battery is too weak for most of my usage scenarios."
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"The only cons about this camera is that the battery life is pretty short, and when in autofocus mode, an annoying tick sound occurs."
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"Pictures are very good, but battery life is ridiculous."
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"Unfortunately, I have to deduct a star because I have experienced the change the battery pack error with fully charged batteries numerous times, and missed some great shots due to this error."
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"Good news is generic extra battery is cheap and works fine."
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"if it had a viewfinder like the better ones and a better battery life, i'd be in love."
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Button

Button:
"especially the on off button is hard to press."
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"I had problems with the shutter release button, which started out sporadically, but now the shutter button won't work at all."
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"I love this camera <3I think one complaint I might have though, is the power on off button."
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"While she's generally pleased with the performance of the camera, she did complain about the position of the (dedicated) video record button."
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"Was a little disappointed with that cannon reconfigured buttons and changed working features."
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"You have to explain that this really tiny, hard to press button turns the camera ON."
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"But if you press the button full-on it's not a problem."
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"Only con so far is that all buttons pretty small to handle."
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"It turns on pretty quickly even though the on button is kinda small...you easily get used to that."
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"This camera has a good picture, solid build quality, a reasonable intuitive design and button layout, and battery life is better than expected."
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"After using a range finder and SLR cameras for years, it is natural to have this control on the front of the camera and I love the ability to program it with the push of a button."
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Color

Color:
"WIth that said, the pictures are coming out just okay and I am not seeing any of the fun settings, like color filters, HD, sepia, etc."
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"Detail and color and great so far."
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"The pictures are fantastic with great colors and it has taken good photos above the surface as well."
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"What it does do exceptionally well, is deliver a good quality snap, that's usually well exposed with good colors."
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"I just turned off the flash for most of the pictures and they came out really good ....even with different color concert lighting!"
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"For outdoor use the color is good and the image is quite sharp for a compact camera."
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Compact

Compact:
"My parents have the problem to navigate the touch screen of the compact camera, because they're not very intuitive on the new techs."
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"If you want a serious camera for photography that is portable, you really should get a mirrorless camera since compact cameras are compromise cameras."
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"On a positive note, this is a small compact decent handheld if you don't want to use a cellphone."
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"Good camera, compact and yet solid ...."
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"Nice, little compact camera which produces excellent pictures on your travel days! "
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"The image quality was fantastic, it was small and compact, and the video rivaled that of my video camera."
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"For outdoor use the color is good and the image is quite sharp for a compact camera."
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Control

Control:
"Also, remember that this is still a point and shoot based camera with a small sensor; the dynamic range isn't as good as a DSLR, the control isn't as good, the ISO performance isn't as good."
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"No wifi control and no viewfinder and not being able to turn off the touchscreen gives it 4 stars, otherwise a stellar camera for traveling light like moto touring and backpacking."
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"After that, it was hard to control the zoom."
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"The camera is easy to use, controls feel good, not too comfortable with the wi-fi seems overly complicated to set up,I'm not doing it anytime soon."
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"Great photos with full manual control"
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"Good controls."
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"It was very easy to get used to the settings and controls, but the auto setting did everything that I needed."
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"I LOVE the ability to shoot RAW, the wide array and flexibility of the controls (especially the ability to customize the ring control), and the generally terrific user interface of the S110."
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"Nonetheless, I still love both the S95 & S110 due to the great controls and results, especially the S110 at this price point."
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DSLR

DSLR:
"Also, remember that this is still a point and shoot based camera with a small sensor; the dynamic range isn't as good as a DSLR, the control isn't as good, the ISO performance isn't as good."
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"I am using this camera as a replacement for my broken DSLR."
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"Overall, the image quality isn't nearly as good as DSLR, but it offers a lot in a small package."
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"If you buy this expecting DSLR SLR performance, you'll be disappointed."
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"It was very tempting to bend that pocketable requirement for a little more capability in another parameter, but my approach was that if it wouldn't easily go in my pocket, I might as well use a DSLR and get the greater speed and flexibility of a bigger camera with interchangeable lenses."
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"You'll never be able to fit a full DSLR into your back pocket, but fret not!"
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"The thing I always love about Canon cameras (DSLR, Cinema, etc.)"
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"Great for me because whenever I don't have my DSLR around I can use the manual controls."
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"You should buy this if you want a non DSLR that it easy to use and takes fantastic photos."
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"We were sold when we saw a friend with the s90, a decent point and shoot, but with almost the quality as a DSLR."
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"The camera takes great pix otherwise and love the functionality of a dslr in a little body."
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Fit

Fit:
"You'll never be able to fit a full DSLR into your back pocket, but fret not!"
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"Its a superb camera, but consider these:- Its bulky compared to the S110, and though it fits in my jeans pockets, it is not comfortable- The UI is difficult sometimes to navigate."
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"For me, this camera fit that bill just perfectly."
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"Great camera that will fit in your pocket and take great shots"
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"Nice package in a small footprint (fits in my pant pocket while running around in tourist traps)."
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"Fantastic camera that fits in my pocket."
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"Great camera, like it because it is small and can easily fit in my purse or pocket"
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Flash

Flash:
"The only downside is the pop-up flash, which is placed right where my left forefinger grips the camera."
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"The only thing that you need to get use to with this model is the hidden flash."
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"I hate that I cannot turn the flash on and have it stay on, the only option is to have it either on auto or off."
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"The one major complaint I had with the S100 was that it had a very slow response time when using flash."
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"Every low light setting on any point-and-shoots have been disappointing, as if turning on the flash and strobing it was going to help."
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"the only dislike is the pop up flash light that get in the way of holding the camera."
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"Have it set on P instead of automatic to keep the flash from needlessly flashing...as it is an excellent low light camera."
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"I just turned off the flash for most of the pictures and they came out really good ....even with different color concert lighting!"
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"The flash tends to over expose the subjects, but it was easily adjustable by taking the flash compensation down a notch."
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"Left hand tends to block a pop-up flash when holding a camera in both hands - it can easily break the flash."
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Focus

Focus:
"The only cons about this camera is that the battery life is pretty short, and when in autofocus mode, an annoying tick sound occurs."
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"This camera seems to have a problem with locking focus, handheld or tripod, and as a consequence pictures come out out of focus."
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"The superior quality is really only noticeable in video mode, and even then it's hardly enjoyable due to the issues I've mentioned (focusing problems, battery life, etc)."
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"We did travel to Hawaii and it stopped focusing after that so I imagine that's the cause of the problem."
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"The annoying clicks, clanks, and knocking is so distracting that its all you focus on."
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"Maybe I still need to figure out the settings but the focus target is so erratic a lot of shots just come out focused on something seemingly random."
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"The only cons about this camera is that the battery life is pretty short, and when in autofocus mode, an annoying tick sound occurs."
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"Easy to use, easy to focus, takes great shots."
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"The superior quality is really only noticeable in video mode, and even then it's hardly enjoyable due to the issues I've mentioned (focusing problems, battery life, etc)."
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"I would recommend this camera to anyone wanting great shots in focus every time that shows every tiny detail."
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"The autofocus is pretty good during video and the image stabilizer works really well too."
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Image

Image:
"I guess it sits out a bit which is hard to see in the photo."
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"Can't tale a good photo with this camera."
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"Unfortunately, the image quality has been terrible (blurry on 80% of the shots)."
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"This camera is one of the best point and shoot camera in term of photo quality, but very weak battery life."
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"SONY HX50V, but the quality of images when zoomed on PCis disappointing."
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"Overall, the image quality isn't nearly as good as DSLR, but it offers a lot in a small package."
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"As expected, image quality is great."
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"Highly recommend it to any mother trying to capture those cute finger licking images"
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"The sound is clear the image is SO sharp and the image is not too shaky."
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"Amazing video and images! "
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Lens

Lens:
"I definitely DO NOT recommend buying the Canon PowerShot S110.Also, use Google to look up canon lens error, and you will see how many people also have this other problem."
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"I will say that after this happened a few times to problem did stop.14 months after purchase the lens cover stopped retracting so I had to take it in to be repaired."
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"The camera failed on a trip to Germany, and it shows Camera Lens Problem."
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"I wish Canon would just fix this well recognized problem and the others that occur with multiple Canon models, but at least I have not gotten the dreaded lens error problem with this camera or my S95."
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"All seems ok for now, will update if the problem with the lens error."
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"There is nothing wrong with the lens if you don't drown the camera!"
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"A very solid camera with a high quality lense that performs very well."
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"Sony comes closest with the RX100 cameras but the Sony's lens sticks out more, it's much less pocket friendly and it's significantly more expensive."
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"LX7 has a great lens, but mirrorless camera has prime lenses that can easily beat it."
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"Sony RX100 has a great sensor but even Nikon 1 with their prime lenses can beat it in my opinion as I own them together before."
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Light

Light:
"It is not easy to hold with two hands because of the light position."
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"The white balance is the big problem when using the light."
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"Every low light setting on any point-and-shoots have been disappointing, as if turning on the flash and strobing it was going to help."
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"However, low light performance is not as good as I hoped for the price."
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"the only dislike is the pop up flash light that get in the way of holding the camera."
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"Low light video quality is hard to beat - I had a M4 3 with a MUCH larger sensor and the low light video was terrible."
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"Most of the time, for scenes with a reasonable amount of light, its pictures are very high quality."
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"It takes great pictures in low light and is the perfect camera for someone who wants a high quality compact camera instead of using cell phone."
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"Excellent in low light."
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"I'm an amateur photographer (at best) that does a lot of low light shooting for work."
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"It is a little slow as noted, but great photos and low light performance."
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Manual

Manual:
"Reading the manual on the CD is hard to understand on how to setup the Wi-Fi."
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"Great photos with full manual control"
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"Love the manual features! "
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"This model has a touch screen, higher ISO setting and some ergonomic improvements over the S100 (easier manual focusing for example)."
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"A solidly built little camera that is truly pocketable and also gives you excellent image quality and full manual controls."
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"The freedom of manual settings, and being able to shoot in RAW is fantastic."
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Performance

Performance:
"Also, remember that this is still a point and shoot based camera with a small sensor; the dynamic range isn't as good as a DSLR, the control isn't as good, the ISO performance isn't as good."
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"However, low light performance is not as good as I hoped for the price."
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"While she's generally pleased with the performance of the camera, she did complain about the position of the (dedicated) video record button."
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"If you buy this expecting DSLR SLR performance, you'll be disappointed."
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"Video performance is great, too, and quite affordable."
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"It is a little slow as noted, but great photos and low light performance."
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"It has a fast lens and over sized sensor, so low light performance is very good."
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"I used it in all kinds of situations and it performed excellent."
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"This is not a camera for sports photography, but it will perform well in continuous mode."
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Photo

Photo:
"Takes good photo's and video is decent,battery life is not good drains to fast must carry extra batteries."
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"The 10-shot burst mode works great, have gotten some cool sports photos that I would have otherwise missed."
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"Battery life seems weak as just taking 80 or so photos without any video already has depleted the battery half way."
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"Two days old, 18 photos and then LENS ERROR."
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"Only downside would be that the interface for uploading photos is sometimes clunky."
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"The pictures are fantastic with great colors and it has taken good photos above the surface as well."
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"Great photos with full manual control"
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"The camera took clear photos with perfect lighting and it was lightweight too."
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"My husband has a much nicer camera, so fortunately we have some decent photos from this trip."
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"Very clear photos and very conveniently sized."
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Price

Price:
"But the current price for a discontinued camera that you may not be able to use with new OS's is too much."
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"I really regret spending money on this product and wish I would've gone for something cheaper."
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"Hard to beat this Cam for the price."
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"However, low light performance is not as good as I hoped for the price."
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"The image quality isn't the best, but it's good for the price and the size."
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"The Sony RX100 is probably the best subcompact camera but it costs twice the S110 price and is missing some key new features that separate it from the subcompact camera competition."
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"Got it on black Friday amazon deal for a great price!"
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"Picture quality is good for the price point"
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"Video performance is great, too, and quite affordable."
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"Nice camera for a decent price."
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"Great price, very Nice"
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Quality

Quality:
"The longer the zoom the more compromised the optical quality."
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"That's to be expected though, and for those that are looking for quality like that are missing the point: it's small and portable."
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"I've never had a really good quality camera before - mostly just used to the ones on my phones."
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"Low light video quality is hard to beat - I had a M4 3 with a MUCH larger sensor and the low light video was terrible."
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"Unfortunately, the image quality has been terrible (blurry on 80% of the shots)."
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"This camera is one of the best point and shoot camera in term of photo quality, but very weak battery life."
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"As expected, image quality is great."
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"The picture quality was great and it was considerably smaller lighter than the S110."
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"I note, though, that the picture quality is especially good, possibly because it does not over-process its JPGs."
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"Most of the time, for scenes with a reasonable amount of light, its pictures are very high quality."
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"I could achieve such great quality in such a small form factor."
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SLR

SLR:
"Not as good as SLR but no SLR have this size and the f 2 lens is very bright with automatic lenscap."
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"If you buy this expecting DSLR SLR performance, you'll be disappointed."
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"It's taking some time to get back to that process since I've just had small digital cameras for awhile, but it's nice Feeling like I've got an SLR again."
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"I'm happy with some of the photos but it's no substitute for an SLR."
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"I did some side-by-side shooting comparisons between my most recent SLR (a Canon 40D) and the S110 -- and the S110 photos are better (the only advantage the SLR has is zero shutter lag and snapping of a series of shots).I may never use an SLR again."
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"I upgraded to smaller, higher-resolution cameras over the years, and bought my first digital SLR in 2002 (a Canon D60): which produced fantastic images with almost no shutter lag."
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Screen

Screen:
"One minor complaint - the LCD screen has a slight greenish cast to it."
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"Also, the touch screen keyboard seems to have problems with blanks, displaying a small square instead of a proper blank."
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"My parents have the problem to navigate the touch screen of the compact camera, because they're not very intuitive on the new techs."
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"Unfortunately the first camera had dead pixels black lines on the screen."
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"If you can find an S100 with a serial number above 42xxx (infamous lens error problem), you'll have basically the same camera as the S110 sans the touch screen and the wireless features at a much less expensive cost."
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"Solid camera, great screen."
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"It has many advanced features (wifi, touch screen) which help both on the ease of use front and when he grows up."
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"I like the touch screen, and the picture quality is good enough."
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"The quality of pics seems to be on par with the s90, and the touch screen is a nice bonus."
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"Reviewing your pictures is great using the touch screen."
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Sensor

Sensor:
"Also, remember that this is still a point and shoot based camera with a small sensor; the dynamic range isn't as good as a DSLR, the control isn't as good, the ISO performance isn't as good."
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"Low light video quality is hard to beat - I had a M4 3 with a MUCH larger sensor and the low light video was terrible."
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"The problem is that the relatively small sensor gives little control over the depth of field, again an issue with this class of cameras that is not unique to the S110.Exposure CompensationThe camera's meter is always a good place to start."
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"It has a fast lens and over sized sensor, so low light performance is very good."
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"With RAW you get to apply exactly the processing you want as you get pretty much ALL the data from the sensor, not just a compressed processed version of it."
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"This camera offers a great sensor size compared to other similarly priced cameras, it has some great manual controls, takes excellent video, and it's all within a nicely sized camera."
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"Sony RX100 has a great sensor but even Nikon 1 with their prime lenses can beat it in my opinion as I own them together before."
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"Great pictures, 12mg sensor (plenty for a 1 1.7 chip) .Just what I wanted."
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Shutter

Shutter:
"I bought this for a small camera I could slip in my pocket but fear doing so would damage the shutter and make the camera useless."
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"I had problems with the shutter release button, which started out sporadically, but now the shutter button won't work at all."
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"BUT the worst thing is that literally 3 days after receiving this camera, the shutter cover on the outside of the lens failed to open."
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"Good but shutter kind slow for taking pictures for children."
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"No shutter error, etc."
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"I did some side-by-side shooting comparisons between my most recent SLR (a Canon 40D) and the S110 -- and the S110 photos are better (the only advantage the SLR has is zero shutter lag and snapping of a series of shots).I may never use an SLR again."
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"I upgraded to smaller, higher-resolution cameras over the years, and bought my first digital SLR in 2002 (a Canon D60): which produced fantastic images with almost no shutter lag."
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"Small enough to fit into my shorts pocket or in the back pocket of my bicycle jersey, decent (10mp) resolution and zoom, and tolerable shutter lag."
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Size

Size:
"I bought this for a small camera I could slip in my pocket but fear doing so would damage the shutter and make the camera useless."
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"I did said about a small scratch but nothing about being broken."
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"Also, the touch screen keyboard seems to have problems with blanks, displaying a small square instead of a proper blank."
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"Also, remember that this is still a point and shoot based camera with a small sensor; the dynamic range isn't as good as a DSLR, the control isn't as good, the ISO performance isn't as good."
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"That's to be expected though, and for those that are looking for quality like that are missing the point: it's small and portable."
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"Not PERFECT, but pretty dang lovable small for a point&shoot."
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"It is very pocketable, logical and easy to operate, and takes great pictures---of course within the limitations of any small sensor camera."
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"I could achieve such great quality in such a small form factor."
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"On a positive note, this is a small compact decent handheld if you don't want to use a cellphone."
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"While physicallly small and easy to use, it is packed full of state of the art features."
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"I bought it mainly because of the size and portability, but really if you want good pictures you'll need to invest in a larger, more expensive camera."
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Speed

Speed:
"Takes good photo's and video is decent,battery life is not good drains to fast must carry extra batteries."
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"Cons:It takes 2-3 seconds to save a picture onto the fastest SDXC card - pretty annoying."
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"The one major complaint I had with the S100 was that it had a very slow response time when using flash."
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"Good but shutter kind slow for taking pictures for children."
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"It is a little slow as noted, but great photos and low light performance."
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"Item as described -- super fast shipping (received before promised -- Recommend! "
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"First the good:*It is fast, shoots great photos and the video quality is fantastic."
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"This camera is fast and takes good quality pictures."
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Video

Video:
"The battery life is painfully short in video mode."
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"Takes good photo's and video is decent,battery life is not good drains to fast must carry extra batteries."
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"I was quite disappointed however with the presence of a knocking sound on some of the videos that results from something internal to the camera - maybe to adjust for exposure, possibly for autofocus."
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"The slow motion video feature (120 fps) was super disappointing."
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"The only complaint I have is that you can hear the auto-focus going in your videos."
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"Slight negative is that there is no movie mode to take a time-lapse movie."
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"Great pictures and Videos."
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"Awesome camera, great video capabilities, user interface."
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"The focus sometimes shifts and takes a while to readjust but other than that this camera takes great pictures and videos."
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"Amazing video and images! "
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"Video performance is great, too, and quite affordable."
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Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi:
"For this camera, I have never been able to get the Wi-Fi to connect to Win 7, Win 8 or my Samsung phone."
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"- WI-FI usage scenario is disappointing: instead of silently upload in the background the new images (like DropBox, for instance), you have to manually select and send the images."
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"Cons, so far:- WI-FI is a power hog (I had the same problem with SX230's GPS)."
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"No wifi control and no viewfinder and not being able to turn off the touchscreen gives it 4 stars, otherwise a stellar camera for traveling light like moto touring and backpacking."
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"This camera will start showing battery pack is low with within 50 shots or few minutes of videoNot usable for a day trip or talking at least few hundred picture and video without a 2nd battery packThe wifi is simply a joke... the setup is horrible and very complex almost no real use unless going through all canon website and their links ... and turning on your wifi will drain the battery in hours..This is a rip off from s100 and no wonder the camera is on sale in many website under 220 (abes of main) just because this is a bad product"
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"Reading the manual on the CD is hard to understand on how to setup the Wi-Fi."
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"I love everything about it except the Wi-Fi (I am not smart enough to figure out how to use it)."
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"It has many advanced features (wifi, touch screen) which help both on the ease of use front and when he grows up."
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"Camera works well, but I can't always get it to WiFi the photos to my phone, a Samsung Note 3."
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"Bonus 6: Wifi (The wifi transfer ability is simply amazing."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"The longer the zoom the more compromised the optical quality."
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"After that, it was hard to control the zoom."
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"SONY HX50V, but the quality of images when zoomed on PCis disappointing."
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"It's fine for taking pictures of food in a dimly lit restaurant if you want a wide-angled view (which I usually use), but the quick progression to F4 or so once you zoom in can be a bit annoying."
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"The zoom naturally isn't as good for far away shots but for up close shots zoomed in, it's superior."
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"As you zoom out to about 100mm, the F stop is over F5 and not so great for low light."
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"if you did not have this camera now you didnot have a good power shot camera i think that they can ask a lot more for what they provide its very clear pictures and zoom all things around i see people that keeps this camera for years thanks canon for my experience also one time i needed to use their warranty and they give me what i need as easy that i didnt expected"
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"Great focus with zoom."
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"If you really need to get closer than 5X the S110's digital zoom works fairly well or you can crop the image in software later."
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"HD video is a nice feature and I like that you can zoom while shooting."
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"Small and all that but pictures lack clarity, zoom is a mess as well."
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