Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD100 / Digital IXUS II / IXY 30
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Value for money 7
Ease of use 8
Picture quality 8
31 August 2005
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. Canon have paid special attention to the controls which have a soft but definite feel to them, many of which are either metal or coated.
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 review and play mode (no live histogram), Good flash exposure, no color cast, Easy to understand controls, good layout, Ultra compact, although not as light as aluminium cased digi...
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