Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
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Canon Powershot sx100
JE Jalbert, ReviewStream
25 July 2014
Excerpt: I recently purchased the Canon Powershot sx100. It was a replacement for my old 5 megapixel Kodak camera. I had lost the zoom lens for the Kodak camera and after being told that it would cost almost the value of the camera to repair, I decided to look for …
Summary: I received this camera for my anniversary from my husband. I loved how easy it was to use and the picture quality. Unfortunately, a year and a half after purchase, I got the fatal "lens error". This effectively means the camera is dead and can only be repaired by Canon for $99.
Summary: * Large screen size * Light and portable * 10x zoom 6-60 aperture f2.8-4.3 * ISO from 80-1600 * Fast shutter response * Macro mode for occasional flower and other close-ups. * 8 mpix processor
Pros: On vacation not a tiny rectangular box a lady can easily carry in her purse but still very light and portable to carry around., Easy to operate menu settings, Large viewing screen of 3" fore easy viewing., Good size zoom with relatively wide aperture for low light situations., Low ISO for fine-gr...
Cons: ISO settings work well up to 400. When set to 800 & 1600 can see much more grain. ISO settings fixed at 80, 100, 200, 400, 800 & 1600. Definitely not an SLR where you can get in between settings., F-stop only go up to F8. When shooting macro or scenic shots with people you may want to set to F11 ...
Summary: I bought this camera in May of 2008 because I had an old (26 yrs) 35mm Canon that I loved and it always took great photos. After about 6 months, the camera started to fail to focus at random. The lens jammed in September '08 and would not retract. It gave me a reset message.
Summary: PROS: Great controls that are easy to use, lightweight, simple to operate and not at all intimidating like many more expensive "advanced point-and-shoot" cameras. CONS: Despite quality, there is some appreciable picture "noise" at the highest resolutions.
Summary: This is a great camera for the pro/am shooter that wants a little, but sturdy camera around. I normally shoot with a Canon Mark II, so I'm sometimes reluctant to shoot with smaller cameras, but this is a great deal for the price and features.
Summary: This camera was a big purchase for me because I wanted something with more than the standardized 3x Optical Zoom of the vast majority of consumer digital cameras. I can easily say I am very satisfied, after more than a year of use.
Summary: I've traveled with a lot of different cameras, the SX100IS is far closer to 'perfect' than any I've owned. It's compact, light weight, and has most of the important functions on a much larger camera.
Summary: I wanted a compact ultra zoom camera to take with me to Baseball games, travelling, etc, when I would be unlikely to carry around my full DSLR with me. This camera is perfect, and the Image stabilization is a must have for a zoom of this range in such a small package (since your hands shake a bit...