Canon Powershot SD1100 IS Review

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Canon Powershot SD1100

Here is the screen shot of auto mode (identified by the camera icon). Across the top are ISO Auto, Auto Flash, Battery Power and single shot mode. The left side shows that the metering is evaluative and the image size is large superfine quality. There are 1118 shots left that can be taken and shaky hand means that image stabilization is on continuous.



Canon Powershot SD1100

When the color LCD is turned on and you half-press the shutter you will see which of the nine AF points (green rectangles) were used for the focus lock. The aperture and shutter speed values are also shown along the bottom. On top are the ISO and flash settings.



Canon Powershot SD1100

Manual Mode:

    Camera Mode - Choose the desired exposure mode: Auto, Manual, Digital macro,
      Portrait, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater (when used with optional underwater housing)
    Image Compression - Superfine, Fine, Normal
    Image Resolution - 3264x2448, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 640x480,
      2M Date Stamp, and Widescreen (3264x1832)




Canon Powershot SD1100

Manual exposure mode is like Auto in that the camera selects both the shutter speed and aperture for a correct exposure but you now have access to a multitude of Function and Menu options.



Canon Powershot SD1100

Manual Mode:

    Camera Mode - Choose the desired exposure mode: Auto, Manual, Digital macro,
      Portrait, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater (when used with optional underwater housing)
    Exposure Compensation - Override the metering +/- 2.0EV in 1/3 steps. Press DISP to
      enter Long Shutter mode
    White Balance - Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
      one-push WB set
    My Colors - Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, B&W, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone,
      Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, or Custom Color
    Metering - Evaluative, Center Weighted Avg., Spot
    Image Compression - Superfine, Fine, Normal
    Image Resolution - 3264x2448, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 640x480,
      2M Date Stamp, and Widescreen (3264x1832)




Canon Powershot SD1100

Manual mode MENU options:

    AF Frame - Face Detect, AiAF, Center
    AF-Point Zoom - On or Off
    Digital Zoom - Off, 1.6x, 2.0x, Standard
    Flash Settings - Slow Synchro, Red Eye Correction, Red Eye Lamp
    Self-timer - Custom set
    AF-assist Beam - On or Off
    Review - 2-10 seconds, Hold, Off
    Review Info - Off, Detailed, Focus Check
    Auto Category - On or Off
    Disp. Overlay - Off, Grid Lines, 3:2 Guide, Both
    IS Mode - Shoot Only, Panning, Off, Continuous
    Set Print/Share button - Allows you to use the button in record mode to change
      various camera settings (Exposure comp., White balance, Custom WB, Digital Tele-converter, Disp. Overlay, Rec. Movie, Display Off, Play Sound effect.)
    Stitch Assist - Enter Stitch assist mode




Canon Powershot SD1100

The camera has a very respectable macro focusing mode with coverage from 1.2 in.- 1.6 ft./3-50cm (WIDE), 1 - 1.6 ft./30-50cm (TELE).



Canon Powershot SD1100

Rec. Scene Modes: Auto, Manual, Digital Macro, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Snow, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium and Underwater



Canon Powershot SD1000

You can record movie clips with audio at a variety of resolutions and frame rates. Standard movies can be recorded at resolutions of 640x480 or 320x240 with frame rates of 30 or 15 fps. You can also choose from Compact (160x120, 15fps), Color accent, Color swap, and Time lapse which captures a frame once every 1 or 2 seconds. The optical zoom may not be used during recording, but can be preset before hand. These clips are captured in Motion JPEG format and saved as AVI files.

Both the video and audio portion of movies can be replayed on the camera thanks to the built-in speaker. Full audio-video playback is also possible when connected to a TV monitor or a compatible PC after downloading.



Canon Powershot SD1100

Manual Mode:

    Camera Mode - Standard, Compact, Color Accent, Color Swap, Time Lapse White Balance - Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
      one-push WB set
    My Colors - Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, B&W, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone,
      Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, or Custom Color
    Video Resolution - 640x480, 640x480 LP, 320x240




Canon Powershot SD1000

Movie mode recording options:

    Digital Zoom - Standard or Off
    AF-assist Beam - On or Off
    Auto Category - On or Off
    Display Overlay - Off or Grid lines
    IS Mode - Continuous or Off
    Set Print/Share button - Allows you to use the button in record mode to change
      various camera settings (Exposure comp., White balance, Custom WB, Digital Tele-converter, Disp. Overlay, Rec. Movie, Display Off, Play Sound effect.)





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