Canon Digital IXUS v (S110 Digital Elph) Review
Canon Digital IXUS v / S110 Digital Elph Specifications
|Street Price||US$ 800|
|Body Material||Stainless Steel|
|CCD pixels||2.11 megapixels (1.92 megapixels effective)|
|CCD Colour Filter Array||G - R - G - B|
|Max resolution||1600 x 1200|
|Lower resolutions|| 1024 x 768
640 x 480
|Image ratio w:h||4:3|
|Image formats||JPEG (EXIF)|
|Quality Levels|| Super-Fine
|Sensitivity equiv.||ISO 100|
|Zoom wide (W)||35 mm|
|Zoom tele (T)||70 mm (2 x)|
|Lens Aperture||F2.8 - F4.0|
|Lens Construction||7 elements in 5 groups|
|Auto Focus|| TTL AiAF
3 focusing points (auto selected)
|AF Illumination lamp||Yes|
|Normal focus range||57 cm (2 ft) - Infinity|
|Macro focus range||Wide: 10 cm (4 in) - 57 cm (2 ft), Tele: 27 cm (11 in) - 57 cm (2 ft)|
|Min shutter||1 sec|
|Max shutter||1/1500 sec|
|Noise reduction||Automatic for exposures slower than 1/6 sec|
|Metering||Evaluative, linked to AF area|
|Exposure adjustment||-2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV steps|
|White Balance|| Auto
|Continuous|| 2.0 fps @ 1600 x 1200 (10 frames
2.3 fps @ 640 x 480 (51 frames @ FINE)
|Movie clip||Yes, AVI Motion JPEG format, 20
fps, including audio:
640 x 480, max 4 secs
320 x 240, max 10 secs
160 x 120, max 30 secs
|Built-in Flash||Yes, fixed|
Wide: 3 m (9.8 ft)
|Flash sync speed||1/30 sec (Slow Sync: 1 sec)|
|Tripod mount||Yes, metal|
|Self-timer||Yes, 10 sec delay|
|Video out||Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL|
|Storage media||Compact Flash Type I|
|Storage included||8 MB Compact Flash card|
|Viewfinder||Optical, no dioptre adjustment|
|Playback zoom||Yes, 2.5x, scrollable|
|Direct Print||Yes, Canon direct print compatible (eg. CP-10 card photo printer)|
|Battery||Included rechargeable battery NB-1L (Lithium-Ion)|
|Battery charger||Yes, included|
|Weight (inc. battery)||225 g (7.9 oz)|
|Dimensions (inc. grip)||87 x 57 x 27 mm (3.4 x 2.2 x 1.1 in)|
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This measuring system is a leftover from the days of video TUBES and has nothing to do with the surface area of the chip in a direct sense. The Edmund Scientific Optics catalog has a sidebar that completely backs up the idea.
For instance, a "one inch" chip has a 16mm diagonal sensor array. A "one half inch" chip has an array of only 8mm in the diagonal. This means that the 1/1.8 = 0.555 inch measurement means NOTHING about the sensor array size. Unless they have changed the entire measurement system just for this chip, the actual sensor patch is 11% larger than the 8mm of a 1/2 chip or 8.88mm in diagonal.
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