Canon PowerShot S100 Review

Announced Sep 15, 2011 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 120 mm (5×)
dpreview conclusion

For photographers who like to take control over their cameras the S100 provides a near DSLR-like level of manual control in an easily pocketable 'take-anywhere' camera.

Good for

Someone looking for a good amount of manual control and raw shooting capability in a small, fast pocket camera.

Not so good for

Anything that requires a greater telephoto reach such as sports or wildlife.

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Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Exposure and focus accuracy
Image quality (raw)
Image quality (jpeg)
Flash performance
Low light / high ISO performance
Performance (speed)
Movie / video mode
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