Canon A1100 IS
- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.5" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 1600
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 640 x 480 video
- 35-140mm (F2.7-5.6) lens
- 150g - 95 x 62 x 31mm
- Launched February 2009
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- Size Comparison
Canon A1100 IS summary
Canon A1100 IS is Canon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially introduced on February of 2009. It houses a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The A1100 IS stands at #227 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & overall #1198 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. You should check our Advanced camera search to get camera results based on your customized requirements.
The following is a chart of specific factors used in the rating system.
Canon A1100 IS history
The Canon A1100 IS is part of a family of products. You can view the detailed range underneath.
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Canon A1100 IS Gallery
You can check the A1100 IS from various angles in the gallery below.
Canon A1100 IS Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of good and bad points of the Canon A1100 IS based on criterias which are usually considered necessary in a digital camera.
Canon A1100 IS Sensor details
The Canon A1100 IS features the Digic 4 processor. The sensor measurement on the Canon A1100 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter can cause cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor has 12 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 80 to 1600. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported therefore the user has less margin for error.
The image underneath shows the A1100 IS's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The A1100 IS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon A1100 IS dimensions
Canon A1100 IS weighs in at 0.33 lbs (150 gr or 5.29 ounces) & has outside measurements of 95mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the Canon A1100 IS is less heavy in comparison with various rivals.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Down below is a image of the Canon A1100 IS alongside a soda so you can get a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will show you the button design on the A1100 IS.
Canon A1100 IS Lens specs
The A1100 IS has got a built-in lens and it has a focal range of 35-140mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which isn't really outstanding nevertheless it is going to be handy in some situations.
At the widest 35mm, it comes with an aperture of f2.7 which will be fairly slow and not great for low light situations and you might find it difficult to get good bokeh. You might also need to boost the ISO leading to noisy images. Towards the tele end, 140mm comes at f5.6 which is quite slow and you might need to choose slower shutter speeds.
Canon A1100 IS Connectivity
The A1100 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to copy images and sometimes adjust settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Some applications even provide a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Canon A1100 IS Video specs
The max video resolution on the Canon A1100 IS is 640 x 480 and you can shoot in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is terrible for today's standards. You should aim for a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The camera does not have a microphone and headphone jack which means that you have little control over the audio. It is perhaps best to consider a different model if you need better audio for your videos.
Canon A1100 IS Weather Sealing
Canon A1100 IS does not include environment sealing so wet conditions might affect the camera.
Canon A1100 IS Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon A1100 IS is equipped with a 2.5" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 115k dots.
Please note that the display has no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder details for Canon A1100 IS are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinders can be really beneficial during sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.
Canon A1100 IS Shutter specs
Canon A1100 IS is able to shoot continuously at 1.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1600s.
Canon A1100 IS Flash and Hot shoe specs
Canon A1100 IS comes with only built-in flash with missing external flash support.
Canon A1100 IS Autofocusing specs
Canon A1100 IS comes with just Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera supports Face detection which is useful for taking portraits of people.
The Sensor supports 9 focus points to choose from. Canon A1100 IS doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus ability can be useful during low light situations or you need to have more precise depth of field control.
Canon A1100 IS Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the maximum (470) battery life within this category of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the highest battery life:
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Canon A1100 IS for varying categories of photography
The following graph presents a summary of the Canon A1100 IS for varying categories of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon A1100 IS Portrait photography highlights
The Canon A1100 IS gets a rating of 26 which is subpar, meaning that it is just not suitable to use for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor size, RAW support and ability to work with off-camera lighting.
Canon A1100 IS Street photography info
With a moderate score of 56, the Canon A1100 IS is reasonably appropriate for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon A1100 IS Sports photography factors
A subpar sports photography score of 25 means the Canon A1100 IS is just not suitable for shooting sports. A camera needs good autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon A1100 IS as a Travel photography camera
Size is extremely critical when choosing a camera for travel. All round, the Canon A1100 IS gets a average 50 as a travel camera which is fairly acceptable for your travels.
Canon A1100 IS Landscape photography advice
If you're planning to choose a camera for landscape photos, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Canon A1100 IS and it's subpar grade of 27 as a landscape camera is just not suitable in the current market.
Canon A1100 IS as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging really should posses a moving display screen, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Canon A1100 IS is just not suitable as a vlog camera as it delivers a subpar rating of 27.
Canon A1100 IS Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the A1100 IS, below is a range of the top ranked cameras that fall within the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph followed below provides you a bird's eye view of the A1100 IS versus it's top ranking rivals mentioned previously.
Following are additional cameras you may look into as alternatives. To read through a complete comparison, click the "compare" link.