Review posted for Canon SX100 IS!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 20:28 EST)
Canon's PowerShot SX100 IS makes long zoom photography point-and-shoot simple, with a no-nonsense design that still offers room to grow as your needs grow.
The Canon SX100 IS is mid-sized and uses AA batteries, like one of Canon's A-series, yet it has a long, image-stabilized zoom lens, like the Canon S5 IS. With a simple, clean layout, the SX100 has an 8-megapixel sensor, a 2.5-inch screen, a 10x zoom, and a manually operated swing-up flash. Face detection works well in the Canon SX100 IS, finding faces very quickly; and after capture, it zooms in on the primary face to help you verify focus.
The Canon SX100 IS's lens performed well optically, except for some pronounced chromatic aberration, which is unfortunately common in long zoom digital cameras. Canon users will be familiar right away with the SX100 IS, and those new to digital photography will warm up immediately to this practical long zoom digital camera. Click here to see our review of the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS.