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Canon-powershot-a1100-is.1320231
6.2 out of 10

Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

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Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

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Overall 6
6.0

Camera didn't last

Russell "Too old to rock and roll; too young ..., Amazon
15 February 2014
  • Summary: I bought it used, but I expected it to last longer than it did. Canon is a great company that makes great cameras, but buyer beware! Buy a new camera, not a used one. Go to a retailer that will offer a warranty. I expected a longer life from this camera. It deteriorated quickly.
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Overall 6
6.0

Canon A1100IS

Jenn "vegan queen", Amazon
15 July 2011
  • Summary: Not a bad camera, but it isn't the best for low light situations. Video quality is just OK, audio not good in loud situations. Only bought it at the last minute to take on a trip because my good camera went MIA...(Canon30XIS). Fine for travel and quick snap shots in good lighting conditions. It's small and very lightweight. Would be better if it had more zoom, but I've been spoiled.
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Overall 6
6.0

Takes great pictures but batteries don't last long in this!

Leigh "Born to Shop", Amazon
25 September 2010
  • Summary: Took this camera on a week-long trip to Switzerland. Very easy to use, very small and light weight (tucked it in a small day bag or jacket pocket), takes great pictures... but it burns up batteries too quickly! I could take less than 100 pictures before having to replace the batteries. That meant I had to buy a huge package of batteries on my trip and carry spare batteries with me everywhere I went.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty good point and shoot

B. Salagaj, Amazon
22 April 2010
  • Summary: This camera was a replacement for my 11 year old Cannon S40. The picture quality was not so good in low light when in auto mode but if you switch it to low light mode the pictures are decent. Over I'm happy with the camera but I do feel the auto mode is lacking since my 11 year old Cannon S40 just worked without thought when in auto mode. The a1100is is a good camera overall but did take some tweaking of the settings to get the pictures to come out perfect.
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Overall 6
6.0

not great

Linda Turner, Amazon
3 April 2010
  • Summary: I wanted a little pocket camera, used to have a powershot S70 which was great but wanted a bigger screen and higher iso so I bought this and the picture quality is a little grainy. But the pictures do come out better than they look on the LCD! And having it on auto it doesn't always fire flash, the recharge is way too slow and the low battery icon comes on way to often!!!
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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointed

A. DeNeen, Amazon
25 March 2010
  • Summary: Let me start by saying that I am a lifelong Canon fan. I have had an older model Elph that still takes GREAT pictures (circa 2001) and is a perfect pocket compact. I recently purchased the SX10IS and feel it is the best camera I have owned. I bought the A1100 for my sister and decided to test it before sending it to her. I only tested indoor flash pictures. Also, have not worked with it enough to comment on battery life.
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Overall 6
6.0

battery hog

bc, Amazon
24 March 2010
  • Summary: It burns through batteries faster than any camera I've used. Definitely must use rechargeables if you buy this or it will cost a fortune to operate. Otherwise not a bad camera.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works fine, but...

senyor, Amazon
4 March 2010
  • Summary: Yikes! I own three Canon digital cameras... this is the only one that gobbles batteries like they are candy. On a recent trip, I went though 4 sets in one day. Yes, I took a lot of pictures. but with the other Canons I have used, the AA batteries lasted most of the day before I had to change them. Pictures are great, but this power issue is a big disappointment. This will NOT be taken on any vacations... it will be a stay at home camera only.
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Overall 6
6.0

Problems

Overstock
9 January 2010
  • Summary: This is a nice little camera but the zoom mechanism is poor. It operates with a lever, which does not allow for careful calibration. I also miss a pouch for the camera, which is essential to preserve the camera. Looking for a separate pouch is a bother.
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Overall 6
6.0

Problems

Overstock
9 January 2010
  • Summary: This is a nice little camera but the zoom mechanism is poor. It operates with a lever, which does not allow for careful calibration. I also miss a pouch for the camera, which is essential to preserve the camera. Looking for a separate pouch is a bother.
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