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Canon-powershot-s100.32950789
8.5 out of 10

Canon PowerShot S100

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Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot S100

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Overall 2
2.0

Lens Error

Rahman H. Dyer, Amazon
2 December 2012
  • Summary: Truly disappointed. Opened box, took out camera and turned it on. The dreaded Lens Error message popped up. Lens would not retract after shutting off and restarting a number of times. Returned.
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Overall 1
1.0

"search online for "Canon S100 recall""

ericpease, CNET
23 July 2012
  • Pros: great low light pics
  • Cons: got the dreaded "lens error" on the 3rd day of a 2 week vacation. lens would not retract. had to send back to Canon for the free repair under warranty. search on "Canon S100 recall" for details.
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Overall 2
2.0

Loved it, then it began failing

William H. Edwards, Amazon
20 July 2012
  • Summary: I loved this camera for about three weeks (5x zoom,raw format, great pocket size). Then in a little less than 4 weeks, 10 days into my trip, the camera began to fail. The camera sometimes wouldn't turn on, when it did the lens would not retract, wouldn't turn off. I was traveling in hot/humid Hong Kong, Macau, & Hanoi going in and out of A/C spaces. Condensation apparently form on the inside of the camera. It was never rained on, exposed to liquids, etc.
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Overall 2
2.0

Lens Error(s)!!

Patrick McGovern, Amazon
9 June 2012
  • Summary: I've been a big Canon lover over the years. I've had 4 DSLR's and some pocket size cameras like the S95 and now the S100. Loved the S95. When the S100 arrived at our house, we were very excited to test it out during a trip to Las Vegas. After a few pictures in Vegas, my wife started to get Lens errors. (I checked on Google and learned that a lot of people were getting these errors).
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Overall 2
2.0

Another Disappointed Customer

CWMurphy, Amazon
4 June 2012
  • Summary: Unfortunately, I have to add another customer unhappy experience with the Lens Stuck Open problem. I was in the middle of a vacation when the lens opened and would not retract. I was without a camera for the rest of the vacation . When I returned home I found out that this is a "common" problem with this camera. If I had read the number of reviews here reporting the problem before I purchased, I would definitely not have purchased the camera.
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Overall 2
2.0

LENS ERROR

Par4DaCourse, Amazon
15 April 2012
  • Summary: I began getting a lens error. This disables the camera from taking photos. At first, it was very infrequent and intermittent, but got worse. It didn't gradually get worse, but in giant leaps. I returned it to Canon for repair. They sent it back saying it was fixed. It worked for one day, then the lens error came back 100% of the time, worse than ever. I sent it back asking for a new one, but the Canon rep said that they had to look at it first.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Pretty bad quality camera..."

ZorkonMilxx, CNET
9 April 2012
  • Pros: Good list of specs if it works HD videos The camera feels sturdy and i like magnesium alloy casing feels good to the touch
  • Cons: Severe Quality issues, Battery life, Pretty slow to start to focus to zoom, The images are not sharp, autofocus sometimes just doesn't do its job, No optical viewfinder......
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Overall 2
2.0

Lens retraction error - negative 5 stars!

dandydays, Amazon
28 March 2012
  • Summary: I was leary of buying this camera because of the consistent reviews of lens error, but had faith in Canon because I've always had great luck with their cameras. Well, it happened to me, too! I actually bought it at Best Buy because they had an online discount that I could use buying in-store that was cheaper than everywhere else.
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Overall 2
2.0

Latest feedback - check the last review before buying

Chris, Amazon
16 March 2012
  • Summary: There are many good reviews on this camera, no need to report what has been said. Just returned the S100 to Amazon today. Having read early reviews about grainy and blurry pictures, I took a chance. Many reviewers have had good luck and months had passed to reassure that Canon fixed the issue. With family visiting, 55 pictures told me I made a mistake. My camera was clearly one that produced unclear photos, some badly out of focus and many not sharp.
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Overall 2
2.0

Latest feedback - check the last review before buying

Chris, Amazon
16 March 2012
  • Summary: There are many good reviews on this camera, no need to report what has been said. Just returned the S100 to Amazon today. Having read early reviews about grainy and blurry pictures, I took a chance. Many reviewers have had good luck and months had passed to reassure that Canon fixed the issue. With family visiting, 55 pictures told me I made a mistake. My camera was clearly one that produced unclear photos, some badly out of focus and many not sharp.
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