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Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot SX100IS Camera Review

Review guidelines
11 May 2013
  • Summary: Among the various digital compact recently presented by the manufacturer, the Canon PowerShot SX100IS is certainly among the most interesting, especially for the 8 MP sensor and a 10x optical zoom, perhaps the highest ever in its class and still surprising on a compact. Other features that make it an excellent camera are image stabilizer and face detection.
  • Pros: Sensor, Image Stabilizer, Optical Zoom, Manual controls; Face detection
  • Cons: No viewfinder
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Overall 8
7.9
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 8
8.0
Ergonomics 8
8.0
Build quality 8
7.5

Expert Review

DP Review
23 March 2009
  • Conclusion: The SX100 IS is a bit of a wallflower, both in terms of design and specification. It is not ugly, but it certainly won't turn any heads either, it has a fairly good spec and feature set but nothing that we haven't seen somewhere else before. 'Solid' is probably the best way to describe the performance of this latest addition to the Canon Powershot range. The SX100 IS performs well in (almost) all areas but there is hardly anyhing exceptional about it.
  • Pros: Good resolution, Clean and detailed image output at all zoom settings, Very efficient image stabilization, Fast, reliable focus (except in low light at longer focal lengths), Reliable exposure, Good white balance and accurate color (in daylight), Clear and understandable menu, Well designed and intuitive control layout, Comprehensive feature set, Good range of in-camera tonal and color adjustments, Big, fairly bright screen, Good balance of noise reduction and detail ...
  • Cons: Noise and noise reduction artefacts showing in fine texture even at low ISO, Very slow flash recycling (especially when batteries are weak), Images a bit soft viewed at 100% - benefit from a little sharpening, ISO 800 and above only suitable for emergency use, Battery life not brilliant (it's useful to always carry a spare set of batteries), Occasional highlight clipping, Some purple fringing, No real wide-angle
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Overall 7
7.0

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

CNET
8 January 2009
  • Summary: Though the Canon PowerShot SX100 produces excellent photos, other aspects of the camera--some performance issues and operational annoyances, to name two--dim its luster.
  • Pros: First-rate photo quality; full set of manual exposure controls; optical image stabilization; electronic lens cover.
  • Cons: Too easy to accidentally click instead of scroll when navigating; no optical zoom in movie capture.
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Overall 8
8.3
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
8.5
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
8.5

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS review

What Digital Camera
1 October 2008
  • Excerpt: The 8-megapixel Canon SX100 IS is the first in a new range combining the advanced functionality and affordability of the 'A' series with an extended 10x optical zoom.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon Powershot SX100 IS

Maclife
1 July 2008
Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Review

thinkdigit.com
1 March 2008
  • Summary: Priced at Rs 19,000, the PowerShot SX100 IS is certainly expensive in India. At less than $300 (Rs 12,000) abroad, the camera is a steal for the features and performance it offers. If you have any friends coming from abroad, ask them to get you this camera.
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Overall 9
8.5
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Photo quality 9
9.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Color and saturation 9
9.0

Canon Powershot SX100 IS

Cameras
8 August 2014
  • Conclusion: The Canon Powershot SX100 IS is a winner, although I do have concerns about shutter lag when the flash unit is on. The all important picture quality is very good, as I would expect from a Canon digital camera. The camera also has a good set of features.
  • Pros: Picture quality - features - indoor photos - picture sharpness
  • Cons: Shutter lag with flash - build quality - no viewfinder
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: It's not every day that Canon launches a new series of cameras. We take a look at the first "family camera".
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
24 December 2008
  • Summary: The PowerShot SX100 is a solid ultra-zoom advanced camera. While there are bigger lenses on the market, the 10x optical zoom here means the unit still fits comfortably in a pocket and the images, while a little noisy, are good at low ISO sensitivities.
  • Pros: 10x optical zoom, crisp pictures, great colour
  • Cons: Some noise issues, burst mode could be faster
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

Canon Powershot SX100 is

digicambuyer.co.uk
8 August 2008
  • Conclusion: Ideal for ambitious amateurs who aren't bothered about fancy features.
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