Reviews say the Canon PowerShot SX110 IS is a great budget-priced, ultra-zoom digital camera. The 9-megapixel PowerShot SX110 IS lens is just a 10x zoom, with a focal range of 36 mm to 360 mm; the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 (Discontinued) and DMC-FZ35 (Discontinued) both have larger-range and wider-angle lenses. Likewise, you can't zoom while shooting video, sound recording is limited to mono, and shutter speed isn't as fast. Still, Lori Grunin of CNET says the SX110 has "first rate photo quality." With a full range of manual and auto settings, the Canon PowerShot SX110 IS takes great shots, even though it lacks RAW image support. The SX110 also has a large 3-inch LCD display, but no viewfinder.
CNET and ConsumerReports.org offer easy-to-digest reviews and clear ranking systems for comparing cameras. Longer, more technical coverage can be found at Imaging-Resource.com, Steves-Digicams.com and DigitalCameraReview.com. User reviews at Amazon.com help reveal how the Canon PowerShot SX110 IS performs under a variety of conditions.
The Canon PowerShot SX110 IS ranks last in Grunin's list of nine recommended ultra-zooms, but each camera gets 3.5 out of 5 stars. The price is right and the images are good, she says -- but the body can be slippery, and there's no zoom with movie mode.
Review: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS (Black), Lori Grunin, Dec. 12, 2008
Two Canons, including the PowerShot SX110 IS, are among the nine ultra-zooms tested by ConsumerReports.org. Ratings are available with a subscription.
Review: Digital Cameras, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Testers Mike Pasini and Stephanie Boozer put the Canon PowerShot SX110 IS through the paces, looking at key factors like design, features and image quality. The SX110 earns accolades for high versatility and good image quality.
Review: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS Overview, Mike Pasini and Stephanie Boozer, Feb. 18, 2009
While Steves-Digicams.com thoroughly tests cameras, product comparisons are rare. Still, the Canon PowerShot SX110 IS is considered a great value for the money, with excellent performance and ease of use and "beautiful images" at ISO 200 or below.
Review: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS, Editors of Steves-Digicams.com, Oct. 29, 2008
David Rasnake thoroughly tests the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS. While the video function and battery life are judged unimpressive, he notes that "if picture quality, ease of use, and performance are your primary concerns, buying this PowerShot is also the safest bet around."
Review: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS Review, David Rasnake, Sept. 26, 2008
More than 340 owners of the Canon PowerShot SX110 IS post comments about their experience with the camera, with more than half giving the SX110 IS a 4- or 5-star (out of 5) rating. Most of the complaints are about the slow shutter speed and poor battery life.
Review: Canon PowerShot SX110IS, Contributors to Amazon.com