Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Elph / Digital IXUS / IXY Digital (2000 model)
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Great camera, but some cons.
A. Bowman, Amazon
3 January 2002
Summary: I bought this camera at the end of August. With the camera I also bought a 128MB compact flash card, an extra battery, and a carrying case. I also recently bought Viking's IntelliFlash Memory Reader. The camera: Amazing size; it is literally about the size of a deck and a half of cards. It fits into my pants pocket or my chest pocket without a problem. Great pictures, especially in daylight.
Summary: This was the first digital camera i bought, and I love it. It takes great, clear pictures, its small, and its easy to use. But, I did run into a couple of problems... 1. Although it says it on the box once you buy the camera, the amazon.com website failed to mention that transferinng your pictures to your computer via the USB cable works ONLY if you have a pre-installed version of windows 98 or windows 2000 on your computer.
Summary: Si, I bought this cool Canon camera for way below price with a 128 Viking CF card. The camea is great, small good looking and takes really good pics. At 2.1 megapixels you dont have to worry about running up tons of storage space and the quality is more, yeah more than good for average user. Cons.-- the battery drains way way to fast you basically also most have to buy two to have fun and/or carry the charger, which is small with a cool flip up plug.
Summary: While this is not a very high resolution 3 megapixel camera, it does take very decent digital photos, and of course it's main positive characteristic is its size. You will tend to have it with you when you want to catch a photo as it easily fits in your pocket unlike other 2megapixel cameras. It is also built to last. I've dropped mine on concrete pavement and can't even find a scratch. Have owned for about a year and have taken thousands of photos with it.
Summary: One of the most satisfying purchases I've ever made. This is the one if you're looking for a dependable point-and-click without the steep learning curve and without all the fancy extras you probably won't use. Buy a bigger memory card, and a backup battery and you're set. You will want to take it everywhere.
Summary: Absolutely excellent. The zoom could be a little larger but that is more than offset by the size and the 2.1 megapixel performance. We are so pleased with it that we plan to buy one for our daughter who lives in Europe with the expectation that we will finally get some pictures!!
Summary: This is a fantastic camera for someone who is looking for a compact and easy to use digital camera. I think the real selling point of this camera is its tiny size and handsome looks, but it takes excellent pictures for the amateur photographer. Pictures can be viewed and edited immediately on the camera's LCD, on the computer via the USB, or on the television screen via a video cable.
Summary: I bought this camera based on other's reviews on Amazon that because of it's diminutive size, one would be more apt to carry it and use it. TRUE. This thing fits in any pocket or bag I could imagine, and it is easy to use, and it takes great pics up to 8x10 size. The only, and I mean, only thing I don't like about this digicam is it's ISO film equivilency of just 100. If you want an absolutely great point and shoot digicam, buy this camera.
Summary: Not that I'm an idiot, but I do appreciate a simple to use product that doesn't make me pull my hair out. Even though every store in town tried to sell me the S110 (or later model), I stuck to my guns and ordered the S100 (only available through amazon.com it seems). It's what I wanted. It takes great pictures. The software is easy. The menu-driven display makes sense.
Summary: Our local Best Buy, an electronics chain, recently put the S100 on clearance at 205.00. (Yes, 205.00) Not wishing to pass up a deal (check the present price on this camera!) I bought it. Picture quality is superb, and 8 x 10 enlargements are no problem... no grit/grain. Excellent color reproduction. Pocket size and very well built. Recommendations: A spare battery (39.00) and a large compactflash card. I picked up a new 128 MB card for 57.00 online.