Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS goes public

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In the DigitalCameraReview.com forums last week, one of our members posted about stumbling upon a one-off Canon SD model on Target.com. As it turns out, the PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH that leaked out on the retailer’s site was actually one of a batch of pre-PMA releases from Canon announced late this evening.

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

Building on the SD1000, the SD1100 IS updates the "camera brick" styling of the earlier Digital ELPH slightly. The new ultra-compact is also expected to hit the market in four colors – yet another camera in the recent flurry of releases to offer more personalization than previous versions.

Technologically, the 8 megapixel SD1100 features a familiar-looking 3x optical zoom and a 2.4-inch LCD. Optical image stabilization is showing up on nearly every new PowerShot models, and the SD1100 is no exception. Sensor sensitivity tops out at ISO 1600.

Per Canon, expect to pay around $250 for the SD1100 when it goes up for sale in March.

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS specifications:

Sensor 8.0 megapixel, 1/2.5" CCD
Zoom 3x (38-114mm) zoom, f/2.8-4.9
LCD/Viewfinder 2.5", 230K-pixel TFT LCD
Sensitivity ISO 80-1600
Shutter Speed 15-1/1500 seconds
Shooting Modes Auto, Manual, Digital Macro, Landscape, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist, Movie
Scene Presets Indoor, Kids & Pets, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Night Scene, Aquarium, Underwater
White Balance Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Metering Modes Evaluative, Center, Spot
Focus Modes 9-Point AF, Face Detection AF, Spot AF, Face Select and Track
Drive Modes Normal Only
Flash Modes Auto, Forced On, Slow Synchro, Forced Off, Red-Eye Reduction
Self Timer Settings
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off
Memory Formats SD, SDHC
Internal Memory
None
File Formats JPEG, AVI, WAV
Max. Image Size 3264 x 2448
Max. Video Size
640×480, 30 fps
Zoom During Video Not Specified
Battery Rechargeable lithium-ion
Connections USB 2.0, AV output
Additional Features Face Detection, Optical Image Stabilization, DIGIC III Processor

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