Canon IXUS 1100HS

The Good Clean, sharp images; Great image colours; Good video compensation for changing light conditions.

The Bad Some colour fringing; Touchscreen tricky to use; Wind noise on movies.

The Bottom Line A potentially great little camera is let down by a slightly unresponsive touchscreen and colour fringing on some images. It's also rather expensive at £350. That's a shame, as in all other respects the IXUS 1100HS is very impressive, reproducing realistic colours with the absolute minimum of noise.

Editors' Rating
6.5 Overall

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Review

Canon IXUS 1100HS

With a compact body, hefty resolution and touchscreen controls round the back, there's much to like about the IXUS 1100HS. Slim, attractive and capable of producing some of the cleanest, most colourful pictures we have seen in a camera of this size, we had high hopes for what looked like an innovative addition to the long-running IXUS line-up.

Sadly, though, this £350 camera doesn't quite meet the high standard set by its cheaper, smaller sibling, the IXUS 230HS.

Hardware and handling

We'll start with the touchscreen, which is the most obvious set-apart feature on this particular IXUS. We're seeing an increasing number of compacts adopt the touchscreen as their primary means of control, but not one of them has yet trumped the iPhone for ease of use and smooth control -- and the IXUS 1100HS is no different.

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  • Typical Price £0
  • Brand Canon
  • Digital Camera Type Ultra compact
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