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Canon Powershot S100

Friday 24 February 2012


Rating of 4

The basics

The Canon Powershot S100 is a digital compact camera that promises to deliver top quality images without the bulk of an SLR. The Canon Powershot S100 has a 12.1 megapixel Canon CMOS sensor, 24mm lens with wide angle setting and a 5x zoom lens and a 3-inch LCD viewer around the back. The Powershot S100 can also shoot video in full HD (1080p)

The good

For a camera so small, the Powershot S100 takes some cracking photos. Considering you can fit the thing in the smallest of pockets it isn’t half decent. Images are bright, vivid, full of colour and noise-free. Great ISO control lets you snap some terrific photos in most lighting conditions. The Powershot S100 also excels in capturing high-speed photo stills and top quality high definition video capture. Users will have no trouble getting to grips with the interface. The lens ring lets you easily adjust camera settings for ISO, white balance, and any other settings you may need. A full range of filters are on hand to make customising the types of photos you take even simpler.

The bad

The price for a dainty camera capable of taking superb photos and recording high quality video comes at a cost to battery life. The Canon Powershot S100’s battery life will wane after just a full days shooting. You’ll still be able to snap close to 200 shots, having recored video, but you’ll still need to keep your charger handy on short trips.

The bottom line

We make no bones about it. The Canon S100 is a superb camera let down slightly by its battery life that although short, will still get you through the day. Besides the minor stamina problem the Canon S100 excels in both photo and video, and is definitely worth a punt.
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MS Rooslind Stella Kaye

I love doing all the competitions from the TV But never win so I will keep Trying. Thankyou for letting me enter this competition. I am very greatfull. Yours Kindly R. S. Kaye.

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This is a fantastic little camera, it takes great clear photos & has loads of different features, probably too many. The battery doesn't last long so just make sure you have a spare or two then theirs no problem.

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