Conclusion: Overall, the IXUS 100 IS is equally as fashionable and portable as it is capable of producing quality photographs. It’s extremely user-friendly and ideal for the style-conscious snapper who relies on the ease of point-and-shoot operation while still demanding a degree of image quality that cheaper models simply cannot produce.
Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS / PowerShot SD780 IS ELPH
1 March 2009
Summary: The newly-enhanced Auto mode works well, recognising not just the difference between people, landscapes and close-ups, but also the lighting conditions, adjusting the exposure and flash accordingly.
The 720p HD movies are recorded at a relatively high bit-rate of around 24Mbit/s and are certainly a step-up from standard VGA modes, but we found the image processing somewhat restrained with softer, more muted-looking footage compared to many rivals.
Pros: Very slim and stylish compact., HD movies at 720p and HDMI port., Good Auto with Scene Detection., Great screen with optional viewfinder.
Cons: Average 3x zoom range and no 28mm., Soft corners at wider focal lengths., No optical zoom during movies., Pointlessly slow 0.8fps ‘burst’ rate.
Excerpt: Getting excited about a compact camera is often hard. Unless there's some outstanding technological advance, we've all gotten a bit bored of the buzzwords "slimmer" and "lighter". In fact, the compact models that often are the most interesting aren't compact at all, but bridge cameras that resemble mini DSLRs. Sso, when Canon announced its slimmest-ever Digital Ixus at the launch of its Spring collection, I scribbled just a short note before heading to the buffet.
A tiny 12.1-megapixel compact camera with 720p video recording
Good Gear Guide.au
13 April 2010
Summary: The Canon IXUS 100 IS digital camera is a worthy addition to the IXUS line that impresses on most fronts. Its few flaws are made up for by an arresting form factor and solid image quality. Highly recommended.
Pros: Good image quality, 720p video mode, endearingly petite
Cons: Awkward zoom control, occasional noise issues, no Active Control
Excerpt: How Canon have managed to pack 12.1 megapixels in to what is essentially one of the more stylish and ultra-compact units available on the current market may remain a mystery to the less technically astute, but fortunately it does not matter. All one really needs to know is that the IXUS 100 IS is not only an attractive little unit – not to mention the slimmest model available in the IXUS...