Canon Philippine launched the Powershot S110 last November and we were able to purchase a unit from Multiply’s Discounted Deals last month. We finally received the unit yesterday and immediately unboxed it.
While we did not expect much from the S110 in terms of performance (almost same specs as the old S100), we’re still curious on the build quality, the usability of the touchscreen interface and the WiFi functionality.
The S110 looks smaller, feels lighter and more compact than the old S100. I still got that solid metal body and rough finish as well as the familiar controls of the Powershot S-series.
The touchscreen actually works pretty good and there’s an option for a touch shutter (touch to focus and trigger shutter). An additional menu is also available to set the built-in WiFi to share photos and videos to other devices.
We’ve downloaded the Canon CameraWindow app from iTunes, set the S110’s WiFi to act as Access Point and once the iOS device is given the correct authentication, you can view the photos on the camera wirelessly (this is really good if you connect it to your iPad).
The camera can also connect to any existing WiFi routers and be able to other devices in that network.
Canon already removed the GPS module in the camera but you are still able to geo-tag your photos using the app installed in your iOS device.
Canon PowerShot S110 key features:
12.1 megapixel HS CMOS Sensor
5x Optical Zoom
Bright f/2.0 wide angle lens
RAW Image Capture
3-inch touchscreeen display
The Canon S110 had a suggested retail price of Php25,998 back in November and comes with a 4GB SD card and leather case. However, the review unit we bought was under Multiply’s deal site for just over Php14k.