Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
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important valued camera
10 December 2010
Summary: this product is perfect for any professional photography situation.important professional video quality. high focus , brilliant flash .easy and confy to use with the multipule function of its keys
Summary: At this price point, the good mostly outweighs the bad here. If you are looking for a camera for travel, this gives you a long zoom, and thus a lot more freedom in what you can shoot, than a standard 3x zoom, without the bulk and weight of larger cameras and DSLRs. If your photography consists of mainly people, at all hours of the day and indoors, you might want to avoid this camera as it will feel too slow to get the shots you want.
Summary: This camera takes very good pictures that are crisp and clear. Downside is that it uses aprox 1 set of batteries per aprox 50 pictures taken. Otherwise an excellent camera with compact size and ease of use. I bought camera for a back up as my wife and I have 3 35mm canon cameras and 1 sony dual meda camera that uses a floppy disk and a memory stick to record pictures on. my overall grade for this camera is very good and worth the money!
Summary: This camera is amazing. The zoom is incredible and picture quality just beyond words. This is the best camera I have owned. However it does eat up the batteries. I invested in rechargeable ones and always bring extras with me other than that just perfect!
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.
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-grain shots as well as fast ISO for occasional action shots., Fast shutter response. Compare to the older Canon digitals there is very little noticeable lag time from the moment...
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 or higher for better depth of field., Shutter on auto modes only go down to 1s. If you need longer exposure than 1s you'd have to set to M... such as for shooting fireworks., ...
Takes wonderful pictures, but stock up on batteries
27 June 2009
Summary: Took this camera overseas for a week long holiday. Took amazing pictures. Spin dial on the back is easy to scroll through the taken photos. Having taken over 500 shots, it was easy to jump using a great feature: jump 10 shots, 75 shots, etc. The only problem that I encountered was that it ate through 6 sets of AA batteries. I managed to extend the life a bit of them by turning off the 'review' feature of the LCD screen.
Summary: I just got this camera last week, but I've spent like 3 months researching cameras on the internet. I really wanted the Canon G9, but I couldn't afford it. I've taken tons of pictures already. The zoom is wonderful, as is the picture quality at lower ISOs. I love being able to adjust the aperature, shutter speed, white balance, and colors. It really allows for some creative photos.
Summary: I already have a SLR digital Rebel, but it is too big to carry to some places. So I was looking for something small, light and with enough features to keep me, a SLR buff, interested. My wife wanted a sleeker, colorful and tiny camera. I felt that we needed a more jack of all trades model. So I looked for a good optical zoom (10x), and as much manual features as possible. I ended up with three cameras: a Sony, a Canon and a Panasonic.
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. First off, understand that no point-and-shoot will ever match the quality of an SLR... but as far as point-and-shoots go this is one of the better ones. The top feature so far to me is the image stabilization. Absolutely amazing.
Summary: I pre-ordered this camera and paid full price because I couldn't find another camera with a similar features list at this price point. I haven't been disappointed. I've taken it on trips to San Francisco and China and it performed flawlessly. I took about 75 pictures before I had to swap the rechargable batteries I'm using (Energizer sells a nice 120/240V collapsible charger with 4 2300 mAh rechargable AAs for about $15).