Canon S100 Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Canon PowerShot S100
Resolution: 12.10 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/1.7 inch
(7.6mm x 5.7mm)
Kit Lens: 5.00x zoom
(24-120mm eq.)
Viewfinder: LCD
Native ISO: 0 - 0
Extended ISO: 80 - 6400
Shutter: 15 - 1/2000
Max Aperture: 2.0
Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.4 x 1.1 in.
(99 x 60 x 27 mm)
Weight: 6.8 oz (192 g)
includes batteries
MSRP: $430
Availability: 11/2011
Manufacturer: Canon
Full specs: Canon S100 specifications

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12.10
Megapixels
5.00x zoom 1/1.7 inch
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S100 Summary

Canon's premium pocket digital camera, the PowerShot S100, gets a facelift, plus the addition of a wider lens, higher resolution video, a few more megapixels, and built-in GPS. It's not quite as fast in the autofocus department as we like to see, but otherwise it's an incremental improvement in all areas, making Canon's premium pocket camera even better.

Pros

Slimmer than past models; 12-megapixel resolution sensor improves on image quality across ISO range; Video includes 1080p, autofocus, and zoom during recording; HDR mode works well.

Cons

Costs $30 more; Slight buzz when zooming while recording video; Grip isn't as useful as it could be; Slow autofocus.

Price and availability

Pricing for the Canon S100 is set at around US$430, an increase of $30 from the S95's pricing, and a return to the same price point as that of the S90. In the US market, availability began November 2011.

Imaging Resource rating

5.0 out of 5.0

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