today took the wraps off a new digital camera called the PowerShot S110. It’s an ultra-compact 2.1 megapixel camera designed as the next generation digital ELPH model. The S110 joins several other PowerShot models in Canon’s digital camera lineup.
The new PowerShot camera features a 2x zoom, the ability to record 20 FPS QuickTime movie clips with audio at selectable resolutions up to 640×480; adjustable resolution for still images from 1600×1200 to 640×480 pixels; nine different image quality modes; variable shutter speed from 1 second to 1/1500; an adaptive primary color filter for better reproduction; auto exposure sensitivity adjustment; a new high speed, low power digital signal processing chip; and a high-output flash.
The unit also features the ability to print directly with the Canon CP-10 dye sub printer. It features a USB interface, which S110 users hook up to the printer. They can then control output and print settings from the camera itself.
The PowerShot S110 sports support for QuickTime AVI files, according to Canon, with image data saved in Motion JPEG format and audio in WAV format. Movies can be recorded in 640×480, 320×240 or 160×120, as well. Users can play back recorded video either internally from the camera on its LCD screen, onto a connected TV monitor, or via a computer once the movie has been downloaded.
For storage, the PowerShot S110 utilizes Type I CompactFlash cards. The PowerShot S110 features a stainless steel body, and measures 3.5 x 2.3 x 1.0 inches. The camera weights about 6.8 ounces.
The new PowerShot S110 includes QuickTime 4.1, Canon RemoteCapture 1.4 and PhotoStitch 3.1, ImageBrowser 1.7, and a Photoshop-compatible plug in — all are Mac compatible.
The PowerShot S110 ships with 8MB CompactFlash card; Li-Ion battery pack; charger; interface cable; AV cable; wrist strap; documentation; and software. Expected to hit stores in June, the PowerShot S110 carries a suggested retail price of US$599.