Summary: The PowerShot SD100 is the world's smallest and lightest digital ELPH camera. The new PowerShot SD100, with its ultra-compact size and new white-platinum finish crafted in stainless steel, represents the ultimate in portability, durability and elegance.
Excerpt: The Canon
PowerShot SD100 Digital ELPH ($499) is an updated version
of Canon's popular S230 model (see
our review). The big change between the two models is in
the memory card department. The SD100 is the first Canon camera
to use Secure Digital cards, as opposed to CompactFlash.
Pros: Very good photo quality in most situations, Small, elegant metal body, Super fast performance, Impressive movie, playback modes, Has an AF illuminator lamp, Above average battery life for a small camera, Optional underwater case
Cons: Too much purple fringing, Flimsy plastic door over battery/memory card compartment, Would like more shutter speed + aperture controls, Body scratches and show fingerprints easily, Wish it had a 3X zoom lens
Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Canon PowerShot SD100: (3 megapixel ultra-compact) There's no doubt that the SD100 is built to the highest standards, the moment you pick it up you know you are holding a solid and reliable camera.
Pros: Good resolution, about as much as we could expect from an ultra-compact three megapixel, Good reliable metering, Low image noise at ISO 50 and 100 (ISO sensitivity higher than indicated), Good color response, better overall balance than most, especially blues and greens, Histogram in record revie...
Cons: Limited zoom (only two times optical zoom), Lens softness at maximum aperture, can lead to 'blooming' of light sources, Some chromatic aberrations visible, Color shift of overexposed reds, No image parameter adjustment, No manual focus, Very 'average' macro performance, AF assist misalignment
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Summary: A Canon 2000-ben kezdte el az IXUS sorozat fejlesztését. Azóta túl vannak a 7. modellen, tapasztalatuk, gyakorlatuk ezen a téren is egyre nő. Most a legújabb 3 Mpixeles IXUS-t vizsgáltuk meg - mely a nyolcadik a sorban - s mutatjuk be röviden.