Penponds

Penponds

Lives in Netherlands The Hague, Netherlands
Works as a Environmental Engineer
Joined on Dec 16, 2011

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On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot S100 review article (148 comments in total)

Significance of lack of viewfinder in the +40 age group...?! (long-sighted...)
My wife and I, (both in that age group) have been debating a discrete, easier to carry alternative to the 550D with a std zoom for her work purposes which last involved trips to boondocks of northern Afghanistan. Initially the S100 and SX230 HS appealed because of the GPS and the former's 24mm.

But on trying these alongside the G12 was a revelation.

The first two cameras were immediately considered by my wife to be too small for comfortable holding - yet she thought her primary concern was pocketability. The next revelation was that no viewfinder meant no dioptric adjustment, and not being able to comfortably see the LCD screen at normal distances. We haven't made the final decision yet - but it looks like a deal breaker. All the fantastic innovations and features of the S100 receding in significance compared with the discomfort and supreme inconvenience of putting on and off reading glasses...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 21:38 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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