M Jesper: I think this might not get as many clicks as it should, with the image of the old S100 on the front page ;)
Always wondered what would come after S95 as S100 was already taken. But i guess they figured that's too long ago for anyone to remember anyway ;).
Remember I still have the S100.
Now there will be so much confusion in my house. Do you want the old S100 or the new S100.
I canceled my 500 HS order after reading this. Too much over lap as other than a wonky touch screen I don't see anything the 500 HS offers over the new S100.
keeponkeepingon: It's great that you are giving some love to the compact crowd.
I concur the FH7 is an odd choice.
I think most folks would have been much more interested in the FXZ8 (F2.5 5X 25mm wide, 3.5" touch screen, lists for $349 but is selling for $264 on amazon)
I'm missing the "Timings and file size"
Here's an example from the S95's great grandfather, the S50
While all of these small compact have the same small sensors and similar IQ there can be huge differences in battery life (from 200 to a 1000!) and camera speed.
Ditch the apologetic tone . You seem to be saying, "Yes it's horrible but for the price it's ok." NO it is not OK if the touch screen is a pain in the neck. There are too many other cameras in this price range that are not a pain in the neck.
Keep up the innovation and I can't wait to read your next review.
Sorry that was a Panasonic FX78 not FXZ8 offered as an example of a slightly more interesting Panasonic 2nd tier point and shoot.
It's great that you are giving some love to the compact crowd.
keeponkeepingon: Does it still come with free bonus spyware?
(AKA Protexis Licensing)
If you disable the Protexis PSP via control panel PSP will not run. (in theory). There is a hack to make it not run all the time.
"Thats not spyware, its DRM like licensing"
And sony's famous fiasco was not a root kit it was copy protection?
Spyware can and is used to enforce licenensing. Why corel needs it when they practically give this software away (I see PSP on amazon all the time for $30ish) and Adobe does not is puzzling.
Protexis claims your system info is not communicated to their servers, but that the application using Protexis can examanine your system to ensure license complaince. Does that make it spyware? Maybe not if it really and truley never communicates yoru system info to protexis or the corel.
My main issue with Protexis is that I like to run a clean system. When I first tried PSP and saw that cr@p running I was pretty upset. Especially when uninstalling PSP left protexis software (and if I rember correctly the running process) on my system.
Does it still come with free bonus spyware?
Canon has it no their web site right now for $149
Just some nice basics.
Some sort of table of camears and where they fall in the spectrum would have been nice but OTOH it would be outdated in a few months.
I first learned about water and cameras not mixing when my wife dropped a new $399 P&S in a pool in maui.
It would not turn on for months then one day just started working and worked fine until one of my kids stepped on the LCD. When I opened it to replace the LCD there was so much corrosion on the inside I gave up on fixing it and put the LCD in my EX-Z850 which also had a cracked LCD.
Very nice to see some eye-fi competition!
Only class 6? Class 10 would have been nice. No most folks don't need it but it would have been another way to differentiate from the eye-fi cards.
Fantastic subject but....
I was literally floored that you had Camera plus front and center, and camera+ is shoved down into an "also worth a look"?
One of the two is consistently one of the top 50 apps in the app store (not just photo apps) and most days the best selling photo app.
The other app got #1 billing by dpreview.
I know the reason for the former, it's a great app, but am still scratching my head on the latter.
If you were convinced camera plus was a 5 out of 5 app, OK I'd lend you an ear
But when I scroll down and see you've given it 3 out of 5 stars, with so many great apps, you have number one front and center a knock off with a meh rating, I have to conclude this was "rushed to press". I'll come back and peruse the comments later fo but for now I'll let this one stew a bit.
Disclaimer: Very happy camera+ user.
According to the amazon product page you miscalculated the focal length:
"Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with 25mm equivalent wide angle 5x Optical ZoomThe high-performance Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 5x optical zoom lens brings distant subjects closer for video recording as well as for outdoor, sports, and travel photos, and Close Focus shoots close-ups within a ½" of the subject. A 25mm equivalent wide-angle lens allows you to take wider shots of the scene or group in crowded spaces."
Big difference between 25 and 27mm
This camera really needs to hit a home run to justify costing $160 more than the $190 T110.
TechOutsider: DPReview, always one step behind DCResource.
The one upside to DPReview is that its reviews are more through. I'll grant DPR that. Other than that, it doesn't help to be 6 months behind the competition.
According to dprivew the SX220 is " Europe-only non-GPS version, the SX220 HS."
If you want a brit review there are plenty of other photo review web sites on the other side of the pond.....
keeponkeepingon: Why did you not include a Casio?
Casio won the last roundup, you would think they would be one of the first vendors you look at for this roundup?
I would have loved to see dpreviews take on the ZR100 and how it stacks up against the others
And nikon = fail for making you do four or five key presses just to set the ISO. Frustrating as heck since the "AUTO" mode = DUMB
Thanks. I missed that.
However you gave us Mostly stuff I can get from a spec sheet, not your "take on the ZR100 and how it stacks up"
How did it compare to last years winner the FH100 and the rest of the bunch?
Looking at your image comparameter my take is it's a step back in IQ from the FH100 with IQ some place between the ZS10 and SX230 but how "snappy was it?" (casio claimes dual CPU FTW) what's the build quality like?
I'd be so happy even if you just gave them a score without anything to back it up.
Why did you not include a Casio?