I have owned probably 3 Canon cameras, but this one beats them all on quality and price. The SD 1100 IS offers up 8.3-megapixel with up a 3x optical zoom lens (38-114mm equivalent f/2.8-4.9), optical image stabilization (as with all the Canons that include IS in their names), face detection, an optical viewfinder, and a 2.5-inch LCD.

The SD 1100 IS can detect up to nine faces in a scene and use them to set exposure and focus. It uses face detection to remove red-eye automatically as you’re shooting and to calculate white balance for better skin tones. It can even let you choose a specific face in a scene to track as it moves around the scene you’re shooting. Canon’s Motion Detection Technology also uses face detection to determine if your subject is moving and adjusts settings to prevent motion blur.

Top that with relatively fast performance and minimal shutter lag (not to mention five metallic colors to choose from) and you’ve got a super deal that anyone would be pleased to find under the tree.


  • Refined and stylish 8.0 Megapixel Digital ELPH with 3x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer.
  • Stand out from the crowd and personalize your preference with 5 luxurious colors: Rhythm & Blue, Swing Silver, Pink Melody, Bohemian Brown and Golden Tone.
  • Enhanced Canon Face Detection Technology automatically sets focus, exposure, flash and white balance for greater shooting freedom.
  • Motion Detection Technology automatically reduces blur by calculating subject movement and selecting ideal exposure and ISO settings.
  • 2.5-inch PureColor LCD II for bright, accurate color with better viewing from wide angles.
  • DIGIC III Image Processor for sharper images and improved functionality.
  • Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select PIXMA Photo Printers and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers.

You can get this camera for under $200 and here’s where you can get yours:

Dell – $159

TigerDirect – $169.99