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Canon Digital IXUS 110 IS | Digital Camera Review | Control
Canon's broad experience in the field of photography creates high expectations. Or at least; it would be strange to find a Canon camera with a non-smooth operation. The Canon Digital IXUS 110 IS camera has such a large number of predecessors through which so much experience has been gained that the operation should be easy as pie. Canon has however stripped a lot of buttons and things from the back which is a rather bold step altogether.
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AUTO mode on the Canon Digital IXUS 110 IS
The back of the Canon IXUS 110 IS can only be described as simple and well-structured. It only contains three large buttons, of which one is multi-functional. The button on the topside of the camera contains two different capture modes: a basic AUTO setting and a setting which is a more enhanced AUTO function. The AUTO mode offers access to a very limited amount of settings. For example, the FUNC button contains only compression and resolution. The multi-functional button offers direct access to a couple of flash settings, self-timer and monitor reproduction.

FUNC button on the Canon IXUS 110 IS
The advanced AUTO mode offers access to a more extensive setting range. This time, the FUNC button offers light metering, white balance, my colors, ISO, resolution, compression etc. Also the preset scenes, each of which is optimized for a specific scene, are accessible via this mode. In my opinion, this division of the auto mode works both excellently and optimally. With one simple adjustment, you can switch from an ultra-simple to a simple operation. In addition, there is the intuitively working multi-functional button on the back, as well as the minimal amount of buttons, setting the ease of operation at perfect entry-level; we simply cannot imagine an easier way of operating.

Canon 110 IS offers preset scenes
The automation inside the Canon Digital 110 IS has even been taken one step further. The preset scenes can also be selected fully automatically by the camera itself. In the so-called Smart Auto mode, contrast, clearness, distance and general color tone of the subject are decided by means of the intelligent scene detection technology. Next, the Canon IXUS 110IS will select the most optimum setting mode from the 18 available ones for the scene in question. In practice, this works excellently and proves very easy. Although the difference between a standard picture and one for which the optimized scene has been selected is often hard to see, the picture is as good or even better when it comes to technique.

Canon Digital IXUS 110 IS - DIGIC-4 processor
The built-in DIGIC 4 processor is the force behind processing high resolution images. This item differentiates Canon from the cheaper market or C-manufacturers. At first, the DIGIC 4 processor was used only in (professional) digital SLR cameras, but soon after also in Canon's compact camera line. This means the amateur or novice will also benefit from high-class technologies.
Canon 110 IS features a face detection function
Portrait photography may belong to the most common types of pictures taken, it sounds easier than it actually is. The Canon Digital IXUS 110 IS camera features a face detection function which enables detecting a face in a picture. Focus, exposure, flash settings and white balance will then be adjusted accordingly for the best result. In practice, this works extremely easy, although sometimes a little hitch does crop up. Canon has taken face detection one step further by applying blink detection; a functionality that recognizes closed eyes, preventing the camera from taking the picture at that moment. Canon shows that automation can be very useful and it are these aforementioned solutions that make portrait shooting easy and relaxed without diminishing the quality.

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