Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Canon Digital Ixus: (2 megapixel ultra compact class) Nobody could fault Canon for producing the smallest, lightest digital camera yet, and they certainly couldn't fault them for building it with a large degree of precision and an eye to robustness.
Pros: Tiny size, light weight, strong metallic case, looks (these add up to portability), Automatic lens cover, Fairly good image quality (though not breathtaking at 100%), good colour balance, Super-Fine JPEG mode for TIFF quality at half the size, Nice easy to use menu system, straight forward contro...
Cons: Still got that "Canon" slightly cool / under saturated look to images, Some visible noise on flat areas, No support for CF Type II (probably a battery limit), Moiré pattern / early detail aliasing at distances, Very limited low-light abilities, Small flash makes for use only at relatively short d...
Rankings REVIEW SUMMARY WHERE TO BUY Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Camera Review Related Products COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, & ANSWERS FORUM BY VIEWERS AND EDITORS Canon Reviews
21 August 2014
Summary: The functional yet compact S100 continues to refine Canon's high-end Powershot line. With a GPS, 5x wide-angle lens, 1080p HD video, and the much-lauded control wheel, does this camera have what it takes to be top dog?
Summary: The new Canon PowerShot S100 is one of a new Canon digital cameras with DIGIC 5 image processor and sensors inspiration SLR with 12.1 MP Canon CMOS sensor with high sensitivity with ultra wide-angle 24mm lens, f / 2, 5x optical zoom and Technology Intelligent IS.
Pros: CMOS sensor with high sensitivity, zoom ultragrandagolare; Control Dial on the camera body; system with GPS logger and geo-tags, Multi-area White Balance.
Excerpt: I just purchased this camera because my SD500 finally broke after one too many drops. I bought it based on the following:Compact, point and shoot camera can be strapped to my chest harness for quick accessGreat image qualitySupports both fully manual and fully automatic modesSupports full HD...
Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot S100 is a worthy successor to our previous Editors' Choice high-end point-and-shoot camera, the PowerShot S95. It adds a longer zoom lens and GPS, and improves on the S95's image quality and performance.
Pros: Sharp, fast lens. Very good low-light performance. Fast recycle time. Raw shooting support.
Cons: Pricey. LCD is not best in class. No hot shoe.
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 hi...
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
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot series of point-and-shoot digital cameras has been running strong for fifteen years. Why stop now? That’s Canon’s thinking, as evidenced by their latest release, the Canon PowerShot S100 ($430) .