The PowerShot S100 is a sophisticated pocketfriendly pointandshoot digital camera that has the power advanced users and enthusiasts need to capture amazing images. As with other PowerShot cameras, the compact PowerShot S100 incorporates all of the advanced Canon technologies that make capturing superb photos and video as easy as pressing a button.
As automatic or manual as you need it to be, the PowerShot S100 is a serious photographic tool, which incorporates the Canon HS SYSTEM, now featuring the new DIGIC 5 Image Processor. The fast f/2.0 lens helps you tackle unfavorable lighting and capture breathtaking portraits with beautiful, shallow depthoffield. 12.1 Megapixels ensure crisp, richly detailed images, and a 5x Optical Zoom provides an excellent allaround range to shoot near or far.
12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor combined with the new DIGIC 5 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for improved lowlight performance up to ISO 6400 and enhanced image quality.
Capture stunning Full HD 1080p video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
5x Optical Zoom with 24mm wide angle allows you to capture more in your frame, and a bright f/2.0 lens makes it ideal for lowlight conditions or using shallow depthoffield for dramatic, soft backgrounds, like those in use when taking photos of Swiss Replica Watches.
Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
HighSpeed Burst HQ allows for continuous capture at a maximum of 8 frames while maintaining superb image quality and Super Slow Motion Movie records video at high speeds to allow playback in slow motion.
Full range of shooting and recording modes including RAW + JPEG for the ultimate creative control, and a control ring for intuitive manual adjustment.
Builtin GPS tracker records your location, and a logger allows easy viewing of the locations on a map to help you remember where images were taken.
Large 3.0inch wide LCD enables easy viewing.
Finally the triplet of the PowerShot S series is unveiled. The Canon S100, unlike the S90 and S95, is based on CMOS sensor and not CCD. It has the same sensor size of 1/1.7″ but a slightly larger resolution with a total of 12.1 megapixels. This is one of the first Canon cameras to use Digic 5 which means better noise processing, higher video resolution which can now support up to 1080p 24fps and 2.5 times faster continuous shooting of approximately 2.3 fps. We have yet to see how this camera performs under low light which can now reach up to 6400 ISO. The lens is also slightly updated and can now zoom from 24mm F2.0 up to 120mm F5.9. Lastly, it now supports GPS builtin for image geotagging.
Shooting Modes: C, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, SCN, Creative Filters, Movie
SCN Shooting Mode: Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids Pets, Smart Shutter [Smile, Wink Selftimer, Face Selftimer], HighSpeed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist
Creative Filters Shooting Mode: High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap
Movie Shooting Mode: Standard, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie
Photo Effects: My Colors Off, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom
Continuous Shooting: P Mode: 2.3 shots/sec., Highburst: 9.6 shots/sec.
Builtin Flash: Auto, Auto w/ Redeye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Redeye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro
Flash Exposure Compensation: 2 to +2, in 1/3 stop increments
Lens, Viewfinders, Aperture and Shutter
Focal Length 35mm equivalent 24 120mm
Focus Range [Wide] Macro: 1.2%u2033 1.6 ft., Normal AF: 2.0%u2033 infinity
Focus Range [Telephoto] Macro: 12%u2033 1.6 ft., Normal AF: 12%u2033 infinity
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus
LCD Monitor Non articulated 3%u2033 TFT Color
Canon PowerShot S100 Review PhotographyBLOG
The new Canon PowerShot S100 is outwardly very similar to the S95 model that it replaces, so some of the comments that we made in that review apply equally to the S100, but there’s also a lot of changes that have taken place internally, with a brand new Canonmade image sensor, Digic 5 processor and 5x zoom lens.
Canon PowerShot S100 Review DigitalTrends
The Canon S100 builds upon its predecessors’ legacy of outstanding performance with more features than ever, but the corresponding price hike may leave many prosumers weighing their options.