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.
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
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...
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.
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
Excerpt: 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...
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
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.
Pros: All the stuff that made its predecessors great, with some nice new features like GPS and full HD video. CMOS sensor uses tech from Canon’s DSLR line.
Cons: More camera than many need; and perhaps less than pros would demand. Dedicated movie button on backside eliminates one photo control.
Excerpt: This little black offering fits into the smallest pocket but can take HD video as well as rather nice still images. Even if you have a larger and more powerful unit, this can be ready even before that comes from the bag.
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.