Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Elph / Digital IXUS / IXY Digital (2000 model)
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29 June 2000
Summary: For photographers who like to take control over their cameras the S100 provides a near DSLR-like level of manual control in an easily pocketable 'take-anywhere' camera.
Pros: Very good image quality, especially at low ISO settings., Well optimized JPEGs, low contrast detail is well-preserved at low ISO settings, Automatic fringing/CA correction in JPEGs, Fast operation, Bright LCD screen is easy to see in daylight, Exposure simulation in live-view and accurate live histogram, Good manual controls (in particular the control ring), Compact and well built, Addition of hand grip makes the camera easier to hold than its predecessors, Integrated...
Cons: Manual focus preview resolution is too low to be useful, Lack of in-camera alignment of HDR images makes it a much less useful feature than it could be, Auto ISO is limited to 1600 (wasting two stops of extra ISO sensitivity), Pop-up flash can be blocked by your finger