Canon PowerShot S100

Announced Sep 15, 2011 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 120 mm (5×)
ppando
 
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Even as a professional, I hated carrying around my DSLR, and I was craving a pocketable camera that gave me the ability to use all the manual controls that I always use. Man, did this little gem fill the bill! It yields super sharp images that easily rival my Nikon D7000, and needless to say, my Nikon is no longer used! The only drawback is that even with the aperture opened all the way, you do not get much background blur because of the smaller sensor, but most of this can be remedied with ...

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Kelly Van Rijn
 
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I really love this little happy snap.  It takes great pictures, and it saves me from dragging around my D300.  I'll just nitpick on my biggest complaint- the pop of flash.  Let's face it, you are going to get red-eye whether you have a pop up, or built in/stationary flash so why have something that literally gets in your way every time you use the camera (especially when you forget to turn off fill flash)?

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Timor Britva
 
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I'm taking the time to write this one because i don't want you to be surprised. This camera is amazing and does for me very well all that she promises except for one major thing. This thing is the ticking noise of the auto focus in video mode. It's always present, especially in quiet shooting conditions (like an interview). follow this link to hear it yourself on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0NZ-BrysOo The video shooting is one of my major uses of this camera. The image quality ...

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OBI656
 
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This little pocket sized Canon PowerShot S100 camera is "A" deal for any pro-photographer as a visual notebook ... GPS build in with time/date etc., excellent optics ... Great camera. Problems: NON

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Small, light, with very high definition for a compact. I use RAW with Lightroom and enlarge my picture until 30x40 cm : no difference with my Nikon D 300.

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I love this camera for a small still camera. Personally I think they could have made it a little bigger and given it more telephoto capabilities. You can't really fit in a pocket so, to me, you might as well make it a little bigger, easier to hold, more room for lens, etc.. But its nice to have the f2. That does, however bleed off very quickly as you move from wide to telephoto. The fuji x10 holds a wide aperture better across focal lengths. But, typical for Canon (and my taste), the ...

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Kiron
 
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Overall, I love the size and image quality of the images. Problems: When using the video mode there is a faint vertical line that appears on the screen. This line is about two thirds on the right of the screen. Upon playback of the recorded images this vertical line also appears on the playback. However the line is blatantly obvious in the playback mode. I am playing imags son imovie. Is this normal?

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TakePictures
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This is an impressive little camera, though it looks quite humble from the outside. If there were something like quality per square centimeter, the S100 would be the absolute winner. It's incredible what they managed to squeeze into this little package: a great sensor with impressive noise performance (great up till ISO 1600, useable at ISO 3200 and even 6400), a nice bright (at least at 24 mm) lens with a reasonable zoom, and all the manual controls you need. Auto white balance does an ...

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gail
 
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I am still a big fan of the S90, but the S100 has many features that are more useful to me such as: - more useful focal range - does better in low light (up to and including ISO 1600; 3200 and above suitable for only snapshots) - excellent auto white balance - fast continuous mode - very good video quality (mine does not have the flickering some have experienced) - built-in neutral density filter - ergonomics have improved by leaps and bounds I don't regret my purchase and expect to keep and ...

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Bipbip
 
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I have a Canon 60d and had also the S90. I just replaced it with the S100, and it's a great update ! Very fast, great images and the direct video button is a big plus. Problems: None so far.

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