EXPOSURE OPTIONS LIMITED
The Canon Ixus 1100 HS is nice to handle because it offers both touch-screen manoeuvring as well as buttons for operations. It has a good solid feel to it, the sort that gives you confidence you will get good pictures out of it. And it does—to the extent that compact cameras do. The pictures are adequately good, though you will notice colour disparities occasionally. One bug bear is the delete function. These days, erasing a picture is a matter of pressing a button or an icon on the display. With this one, you have to first access the delete icon via the Function menu and then proceed. But what goes most against the 1100 HS is its price. At almost 25,000, it is too highly tagged for a camera that offers neither manual exposure nor the shutter and aperture priority modes. Its big 12X optical zoom, though, can be helpful in day-light photography.