Gorrddd

Joined on Nov 24, 2011

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On article Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras (286 comments in total)
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dasar: well, I do not see the canon S100 in this group. If the IQ of G12 is good, what will the one of S100 be ?

Barney,

I just finished reading the review on the S100 and found it to be excellent. It resolves the lens decentering issue. People can understand it before throwing down on an otherwise faithful iteration of a great little camera line.

Based upon the scoring criteria I felt that if the camera was re-reviewed by a fresh set of eyes it would actually get slightly higher marks in the area of "Features", which is the second most important category in DPR's scoring process. The S100 feature set is one of its strongest suits and I really feel that the tabulation process did not account for all that it offers. Along those lines I would have expected a score much closer to 75.

Although the S100 is obviously not a gold award winner, I believe that it is a stronger silver award winner than what it was given credit for. I don't fault DPR for that since you guys put an enormous amount of effort into these reviews... to the point of exhaustion.

Gordon

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 07:36 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Canon PowerShot S100 (182 comments in total)

Barney,

I just finished reading the review on the S100 and found it to be excellent. It resolves the lens decentering issue. People can understand it before throwing down on an otherwise faithful iteration of a great little camera line.

Based upon the scoring criteria I felt that if the camera was re-reviewed by a fresh set of eyes it would actually get slightly higher marks in the area of "Features", which is the second most important category in DPR's scoring process. The S100 feature set is one of its strongest suits and I really feel that the tabulation process did not account for all that it offers. Along those lines I would have expected a score much closer to 75.

Although the S100 is obviously not a gold award winner, I believe that it is a stronger silver award winner than what it was given credit for. I don't fault DPR for that since you guys put an enormous amount of effort into these reviews... to the point of exhaustion.

Gordon

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 07:24 UTC as 13th comment
On article First Impressions: Using the Canon PowerShot S100 (182 comments in total)

Having downloaded and checked the sample DPR images above, they appear excellent in my opinion, for a point and shoot. Both the leaf and the fruit are relatively closeup shots and this camera does well in those situations. The Seattle Needle is an object. At 100% crop, this distance shot is fairly sharp, just starting to soften with only the slightest tinge of grain. It is acceptable for a P&S in my opinion. Post processig can correct all of this.

However, DPR needs to include a sample images of foliage at a distance to really get down to some serious real world resolution. Clustered small leaves at a distance is the most difficult thing for this camera to resolve. For landscape photography, the S100 leaves something to be desired. Professional equipment is required to capture the detail and resolution of landscape at a distance.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2011 at 16:43 UTC as 18th comment
On article First Impressions: Using the Canon PowerShot S100 (182 comments in total)

I purchased an S100 a month ago. It is not a bad camera. At wide angle, out to 60% crop remains sharp. At 80% crop both leaves and twigs begin to soften but objects appear sharp. At 100% crop, leaves and twigs are soft and objects are just beginning to soften. A full frame 21mp Canon 5D Mk II is sharp out to 100% crop but starts to soften after 120% crop. I haven't done enough with the zoom except with marco and up close shots. I recently did a pine cone on a white pine at 3 feet with about 50% zoom (17mm) and the results were ouitstanding. The needles and pine cone texture were exceptionally crisp and clean. What ever the offcenter lens issue is, it may only effect the position of the lens components at a particular zoom factor. Focus doesn't seem to be an issue on my camera. I may have a good camera but I suspect it also has the issue since there may only be one factory for this market.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2011 at 16:35 UTC as 20th comment
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