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.
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|
|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|| 640x480, 30 fps|
|Zoom During Video|| Not Specified|
|Connections||USB 2.0, AV output|
|Additional Features||Face Detection, Optical Image Stabilization, DIGIC III Processor|