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: I, as many others, have waited for many years for the convergence of price, features, size and ease of use to hit that happy center point. Well wait no more! This Camera is just plain FUN. I have had it for 5 months and barely a day has gone by that I haven't used it. It really changes the way you approach photography since you can edit on the fly, the instant feedback helps you shoot till you get it right! Trial and error - the best way.
Summary: I bought my camera based on recommendations from my other friends who own it. I am very pleased with my purchase. It's best to list the pros and cons of this camera: Pros: - smallest 2 megapixel camera availble. - light & easy to carry, fits into your shirt/jacket pocket. - "zoom" ability when previewing pictures - 2x zoom moves quickly - very good daylight pictures - very fast downloading of images to PC/Mac via USB cable - provided software works for Windows or Mac -...
Great camera! Perfect for serious but not professional user
Michael C. Reynolds "reynoldm", Amazon
14 January 2001
Summary: I bought this camera after looking around for a digital for quite sometime. I looked at so many cameras out there, but I decided on a few things I was looking for. First, I wanted at least 2 megapixels for high quality photos. And this camera delivers! I love the picture quality. Second, I wanted something from a brand known to be high quality. I have been happy with everything I have ever bought from Canon and I hear relatively few complaints about their products.
Summary: I have used many digital cameras. This IS the best camera you can have for digital images if you want to: - Take quick pictures with excelent resolution - Hate to wait between shots - Download it fast to your computer - Have a great and easy to use bundled software - Travel with it without knowing you have it in your pocket I use digital cameras for taking great pictures and share it in web pages, or sending emails... This camera is perfect and not complicated to use.
Summary: This is a great point and shoot camera. I travel to Mexico a lot and the S100 is just so easy to keep in my little waist pack that reaching for it is second nature. No opportunity gets by me to record where I am or what I see. With the addition of a Viking 64MB flash card, I can capture over 80 shots without even thinking twice about capacity. Indoors, the built in flash is adequate under 10 feet but can overexpose a little close up.
Summary: I purchased this camera recently to replace my Sony Mavica digital camera and to use alongside my Canon EOS 300 SLR camera. My initial concerns that the camera would not be compatible with my Pentium III 800 running Windows Millenium Edition were unfounded. I had downloaded the appropriate driver from the canon.com.au website and installed this, rather than the driver was on the Canon CD that came along with the camera.
Summary: I have owned at least 8 or 10 other cameras thru the years. In the 70's and 80's I used several 35mm SLR's, then got lazy and have had several 35mm point and shoot auto everything cameras. On two occasions I tried out APS format cameras, the latest being the Canon Elph 370Z. The APS format cannot hold a candle to 35mm for overall picture quality, but the size and feel of the Elph made up for some of the lost points. It's failure was in the flash department..
Summary: I've had this camera for a few days and have put it through it's paces. I bought the Digital Elph to replace an APS camera, and it takes shots that are comparable, if not better than the APS. Even the 8x10's prints (in fine mode 1600 x 1200) look about the same as with my old APS (in superfine mode, they look even better!). With a 4 x 6 print size, (in fine mode 1600 x 1200) you will see little difference in quality when compared to an average 35mm camera.
Summary: I would like to address a few things that have been mentioned. In one review, someone disliked this camera because of compatibility. First, I would like to say that I work at a software corporation, and am very familiar with how USB works. USB does NOT work on NT4.0. Period. It does work on Windows 2000, 98, and 95 with certain patches. If you want to use this camera with NT4.0, you will need a card reader, or a serial cable.