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18 May 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. Another interesting feature of the camera is the lens Control Ring with NR control and RAW. Last, but not least, the presence of the GPS module that allows you to run the geotag their photos.
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
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. They've aimed this camera squarely at everyday photographs and it's small enough to be taken out wherever you go... Don't take the camera with you and you won't get that shot.
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 controls, Quick Record / Playback switch, Anti-reflective coating on LCD, Stitch assist mode, Large image buffer, fast processing times, Fast power up/down times, Superb (yet oh-so-...
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 distances, Limited zoom (35 - 70 mm)
Conclusion: We make no bones about it. The Canon S100 is a superb camera let down slightly by its battery life that although short, will still get you through the day. Besides the minor stamina problem the Canon S100 excels in both photo and video, and is definitely worth a punt.
Pros: For a camera so small, the Powershot S100 takes some cracking photos. Considering you can fit the thing in the smallest of pockets it isn’t half decent. Images are bright, vivid, full of colour and noise-free. Great ISO control lets you snap some terrific photos in most lighting conditions. The Powershot S100 also excels in capturing high-speed photo stills and top quality high definition video capture. Users will have no trouble getting to grips with the interface. T...
Cons: The price for a dainty camera capable of taking superb photos and recording high quality video comes at a cost to battery life. The Canon Powershot S100’s battery life will wane after just a full days shooting. You’ll still be able to snap close to 200 shots, having recored video, but you’ll still need to keep your charger handy on short trips.
Summary: The Canon Powershot S100 is priced in India at a MOP of Rs. 25,000. This camera is built really well and feels extremely sturdy. Feature-wise it has some improvements over its predecessor, like the larger sensor, 1080p video capabilities, increased optical zoom and a few others. However, where this camera really does well is in the performance, as it offers above average picture quality, as compared to other point and shoot compact cameras.
Summary: From the day it was announced, I’ve been excited about the Canon PowerShot S100. Its predecessor, the S95 , is still one of the best pocket-sized cameras on the market even a year after its release, and the S100 improves on many of its features — it’s got a wider lens, a faster processor, a new sensor, and GPS functionality — while keeping the S95’s litany of manual controls, great look and feel, and its promise of fantastic images even in poor lighting.
Pros: Fantastic image quality, Fast performance, Tons of manual controls, Upgraded internals from the S95
Cons: Expensive, Images are slightly inferior to the S95, Relatively short battery life
Summary: On evaluating the scores for each of our tests, we found that Canon Powershot S100, dethroned our last year's best performing camera ï¿½ the Olympus XZ1. This is the best high end compact in the market today. You will never fall short of any features including the battery sipping GPS. Pricing is definitely on the steeper side as at Rs. 26,999 you can easily get the Canon EOS 1100D.
Pros: Fast f/2.0 lens, Great sharpness and image quality, Great high ISO performance, RAW support, Control Ring customisations
Conclusion: The S100 is the next step in Canon’s PowerShot lineup — and this is a good thing and a bad thing. All the necessary tweaks and upgrades are there: faster processor, bigger sensor, reduced noise, and fun features like GPS to boot. Don’t get us wrong, these are all great improvements, but they mean this is sort of an in-between the S95 and whatever comes next.
Pros: Slim, but fits well in the hands, Solid build quality, Convenient manual control ring, Great in low light
Cons: Price makes it a hard sell, Reduced battery life
Summary: The Canon PowerShot S100 is a generally great little camera for advanced shooters who don't mind slowing down a bit from a dSLR.
Pros: A great little camera with advanced features, the Canon PowerShot S100 builds on the strengths of its excellent predecessor.
Cons: As a trade-off for extending the zoom range to 5x the lens' aperture narrows very quickly as you zoom out. And there's no improvement over the S95's so-so performance, despite the price increase.
Excerpt: A couple of years ago, I wrote just about the most rave review of my career — a love letter to Canon’s then-new S90 point-and-shoot camera. What did I say? “The S90 is the best compact camera I’ve ever used.” So, here is the good news: Two years and two models later, the successor to the S90, the Canon PowerShot S100 , is even better by just about every measure. The lens still is nice and fast at the wide end, down to f2.