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Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

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  • User Score (452)
    8.9 8.9 from 452 reviewers
  • Expert Score (21)
    7.5 7.5 from 21 reviewers
  • Design (3)
    5.7 5.7 from 3 reviewers
  • Value for money (41)
    6.2 6.2 from 41 reviewers
  • Features (21)
    5.8 5.8 from 21 reviewers
  • Ease of use (24)
    5.8 5.8 from 24 reviewers
  • Performance (31)
    5.8 5.8 from 31 reviewers
  • Picture quality (64)
    6.1 6.1 from 64 reviewers
  • Durability (2)
    5.6 5.6 from 2 reviewers
  • Overall quality (2)
    5.6 5.6 from 2 reviewers
  • Looks (2)
    5.6 5.6 from 2 reviewers
  • Battery performance (11)
    5.6 5.6 from 11 reviewers
  • Display (24)
    6.2 6.2 from 24 reviewers
  • Video quality (17)
    6.4 6.4 from 17 reviewers
  • Ergonomics (25)
    5.9 5.9 from 25 reviewers
  • Appearance (3)
    5.6 5.6 from 3 reviewers
  • Portability (3)
    5.6 5.6 from 3 reviewers
  • Build quality (2)
    5.3 5.3 from 2 reviewers
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The PowerShot SX100 IS has 8 megapixel len. Images captured can be printed in 16 x 22 inch high quality photos. It has a 10x image-stabilized optical zoom and 4x digital zoom making subject capturing blur free. It has a Face Detection technology and an automatic Red-eye correction feature. It also has a built in flash.

Features

The LCD screen of a PowerShot SX100 IS is a 2.5 inch polycrystalline silicon TFT color with wide viewing angle, which gives users 100% coverage. It has many shooting modes an…

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The PowerShot SX100 IS has 8 megapixel len. Images captured can be printed in 16 x 22 inch high quality photos. It has a 10x image-stabilized optical zoom and 4x digital zoom making subject capturing blur free. It has a Face Detection technology and an automatic Red-eye correction feature. It also has a built in flash.

Features

The LCD screen of a PowerShot SX100 IS is a 2.5 inch polycrystalline silicon TFT color with wide viewing angle, which gives users 100% coverage. It has many shooting modes and photo effects to choose from. It stores images in a SD memory card that has a 16MB memory. There are also other storage media to choose from, SDHC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus card and HC MMC Plus Card. It can also be directly connected to a computer through USB 2.0 high speed (mini-B jack). Video outputs can be in NTSC and PAL. It can store 140 still images using AA alkaline batteries and 400 still images using NiMH batteries. It also has playback time of 420 minutes using AA batteries and 600 minutes in NiMH. Still images can be printed through PIXMA photo printers, Selphy Compact printers, Canon CP and PictBridge compatible printers.

Review Summary

The Canon PowerShot SX100 IS is equipped with an optically stabilized 10x zoom lens with a Digic III image processor, an upgraded face detection system, a 2.5-inch LCD screen, and with a 36mm-360mm zoom. One of its biggest attractions is its compact size, but not that small if compared with the smaller megazooms like the H3 and the TZ3. It weighs 11 ounces and fit into a jacket pocket. However, it uses the same 8-megapixel sensor and 2.5-inch LCD as the S5 IS. The 8-megapixel Canon PowerShot SX100 IS is user friendly and impresses on the good quality of its pictures. The design of the camera makes it easy to handle and figures among the new line of compact ultra-zoom digital cameras. However the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS performance is a bit slow. It wakes and shoots in a reasonable 2 seconds. Its shutter lags for high and low contrast scenes, 0.5 second and 1.7 seconds, respectively. But the shot time increases to 4.3 seconds as soon as the flash is on. The LCD is good, but cannot be easily seen in bright sunlight. On the other hand what the camera lacks in speed is covered up by the photo quality. The camera’s photo quality especially at higher ISO sensitivity settings, is better compared to other cameras, the snaps look sharp. It also contains a full set of manual exposure controls; optical image stabilization and electronic lens cover. Even though it gives the best photo quality, the Canon PowerShot SX100's slow performance, disappointing movie capture, and its monotonous design keep it from being a photographer’s delight. The camera has no optical zoom in movie capture and can be accidentally clicked when navigating. Due to being easy to handle and its affordable price, it is attracting many buyers, although it uses batteries very fast.

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