Canon Digital IXUS v / S110 Digital Elph Specifications

Street Price   US$ 800
Body Material   Stainless Steel
CCD pixels Click for help 2.11 megapixels (1.92 megapixels effective)
CCD size** Click for help 1/2.7"
CCD Colour Filter Array Click for help 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 Click for help JPEG (EXIF)
Quality Levels   • Super-Fine
• Fine
• Normal
Sensitivity equiv. Click for help ISO 100
Lens Thread   None
Zoom wide (W) Click for help 35 mm
Zoom tele (T) Click for help 70 mm (2 x)
Lens Aperture Click for help F2.8 - F4.0
Lens Construction Click for help 7 elements in 5 groups
Digital zoom Click for help 2.5x
Auto Focus   TTL AiAF
3 focusing points (auto selected)
AF Illumination lamp Click for help Yes
Manual Focus Click for help None
Normal focus range Click for help 57 cm (2 ft) - Infinity
Macro focus range Click for help Wide: 10 cm (4 in) - 57 cm (2 ft), Tele: 27 cm (11 in) - 57 cm (2 ft)
Min shutter Click for help 1 sec
Max shutter Click for help 1/1500 sec
Noise reduction   Automatic for exposures slower than 1/6 sec
Metering Click for help Evaluative, linked to AF area
Exposure adjustment Click for help -2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV steps
Aperture priority Click for help None
Shutter priority Click for help None
White Balance Click for help • Auto
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
Continuous Click for help 2.0 fps @ 1600 x 1200 (10 frames @ FINE)
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
Flash Range  

Wide: 3 m (9.8 ft)
Tele: 2 m (6.6 ft)

Flash modes  

• Auto
• Red-Eye Reduction
• Flash On
• Flash Off
• Slow Sync

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 Click for help Compact Flash Type I
Storage included   8 MB Compact Flash card
Viewfinder Click for help Optical, no dioptre adjustment
LCD Click for help 1.5" TFT
Playback zoom   Yes, 2.5x, scrollable
Operating system   Proprietary
Connectivity Click for help USB
Direct Print   Yes, Canon direct print compatible (eg. CP-10 card photo printer)
Battery Click for help Included rechargeable battery NB-1L (Lithium-Ion)
Battery charger Click for help 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)

Click for help Click for glossary entry / help

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.

(Mark Schubin of Videography Magazine)