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Canon S100 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12.1MP 5x Oct 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good technical features
Good product quality
Good quality lens

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Features

Good Technical Features

A few people wrote that this digital camera had good features. Expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Canon S100 builds upon its predecessors’ legacy of outstanding performance with more features than ever.”. Expert review site Etechreviews.com said “Cannon has packed quite few interesting features in” in their review of this digital camera. Mac World wrote “Superb feature set for any level of photographer” in his review of the Canon S100.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Some Canon S100 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Macworld.com gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Mac World “The PowerShot S100, continues its predecessors’ legacy by offering a compact body and manual controls”. Mac World said “Full manual controls and RAW shooting”. Techradar gave the Canon S100 a score of 4 stars and wrote “Excellent manual control over settings” in their Canon S100 review.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Ten people who reviewed the Canon S100 agreed that it had gps. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “A new wide angle 5x optical zoom lens and built in GPS”. Camera Labs said six years ago “Built-in GPS with optional logging” in their review and scored it 5 stars. Dcresource.com said also six years ago “Builtin GPS doesn't have bells” in their review of this digital camera.


Reviews

Canon Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 34,684 expert and owner reviews (including 1,256 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some Canon S100 owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Pocket shooters looking for more of a challenge or advanced photographers who want a capable point-and-shoot will be fans of the S100's capabilities” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 80 out of 100. Ld2.ciol.com mentioned five years ago “The camera has all features to shoot good images” in their review of the Canon S100. Six years ago Dcresource.com mentioned “Very good photo quality, with at least a full stop advantage over typical compact cameras”.

A number of Canon S100 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Dcresource.com mentioned in their review of the Canon S100 “High resolution 3inch LCD with very good outdoor” . Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned six years ago “Continuous shooting rates are fa”. Imaging Resource.com mentioned in their review of the Canon S100 five years ago “Higher resolution with slightly better light sensitivity” .

A number of people who reviewed the Canon S100 reckoned that it was good in low light. Pc Mag wrote six years ago “Very good low-light performance”. Wired.com gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said “Canon Powershot 100 Is a LowLight Hotshot”.

Two Canon S100 reviewers who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good ISO range. Six years ago Techradar said in their review of the Canon S100 “Very impressive performance at high ISOs”. Digit.in said “Great high ISO performance” in their Canon S100 review.

One customer who purchased the Canon S100 considered that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg said in their review six years ago “It has a larger than usual 1/17-inch sensor for a compact camera, similar in size to the 2010 PowerShot G12” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Video Capture

Nine Canon S100 owners wrote that the product was good for video recording. Expert website Camcorderinfo.com said in their Canon S100 review “Sensor that produce incredibly sharp videos and photos”. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Digital Versus six years ago “It takes high-quality pictures and videos”. Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “Good stills and video”.

Good Quality Lens

A number of people reckoned that it had a good lens. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote “Its body feels robust and the wide-angle 24-120mm f/2.0-5.9 lens is impressive from a camera” in their Canon S100 review. Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned “Bright 2.0 lens”. Expert review site Dcresource.com wrote six years ago “The Canon PowerShot S100 ($429) is a premium compact camera with a fast lens and "high sensitivity" CMOS sensor” in their Canon S100 review.

A number of Canon S100 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Camera Labs said “Flexible 5x zoom with bright 2.0 aperture at 24mm” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Six years ago Pocket Lint mentioned in their review of the Canon S100 “Great pictures, biggest zoom in category, more control than 95”.

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Good Geotagging

One Canon S100 owner said in their reviews that the Canon S100 had good geotagging. Pdnonline.com wrote “A onetouch direct movie button, builtin GPS for geotagging images, longer, more useful 5x zoom lens with wide angle of 24mm, excellent image qual” in their review of the Canon S100.


Design

Easy to Use

A number of customers who reviewed the Canon S100 thought it was easy to use. Six years ago Digitalversus.com wrote on Digital Versus “The Canon PowerShot S100 is a camera that's great to use, with plenty of advanced functions” in their review of the Canon S100 and scored the product 80 out of 100. Pocket-Lint.com said on expert website Pocket Lint “The Canon S100 is a compact camera that’s all about providing the utmost user control and top-notch pictures”. Expert website Theregister.co.uk said “This, combined with superb handing, control and features justifies the S100 as a serious shooter, despite its size” in their review.

Several people who purchased it concluded that it was easy to handle. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned “Take into account the superb handling, impressive image quality – particularly at high ISOs – slick, detailed Full HD video, plus a responsive, accurate GPS system” in their Canon S100 review.

A number of customers who purchased it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. One Canon S100 owner who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it had a good interface.

One Canon S100 owner who bought the Canon S100 thought it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Digicambuyer.co.uk said “That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have access to more advanced settings too” in their review of the Canon S100.

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Robust

Several Canon S100 owners who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Techradar mentioned “Great build quality” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars. G4tv.com said “It also comes with a built in GPS with image location tagging! Kevin Pereira” in their review of the Canon S100 but even so they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Five years ago Cameras.co.uk said “The camera appears to be well made with an impressive build qual” in their review.

A number of customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Expert review site Smh.com.au said “Read later Canon has broken with the top-quality compact mob with the S100, increasing the megapixel count to 12”.

Two Canon S100 reviewers who bought it considered that it was strong and durable. Expert website Firstpost.com said “Feels extremely sturdy” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 80 out of 100.

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Nice Design

A few Canon S100 owners reckoned that the Canon S100 was good looking. Techradar.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Techradar “You have the recipe for a pretty remarkable camera that you can take anywhere”. Expert review site Theverge.com scored it 4 stars and said in their review of the Canon S100 “A good-looking one”. Expert website Pdnonline.com mentioned in their Canon S100 review “The slick, little S90 may have looked like a pocket-friendly style camera—and it was quite small” .

Four people who purchased it considered that it was a good design. Digital Versus mentioned “Excellent build, great design and handling” . Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of the Canon S100 on expert website Pocket Lint “Excellent pictures, small size, great design, GPS technology”. Pdnonline.com mentioned “Better design that makes it easier to hold” in their review of the Canon S100.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Canon S100 was ergonomic. Six years ago expert website Photoreview.com.au wrote “Image processor, longer zoom lens and better ergonomics to produce the PowerShot S100” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-six people considered that this digital camera was good quality. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “Both cameras have excellent image quality, with subtle”. Ephotozine.com also said “Both cameras provide image quality that would be suitable for high quality work.”. Expert review site Dcresource.com said “It has a solid, well-built metal body that looks good in black”.

Fairly High Waterproof Up to

The lowest waterproof up to of cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 3m, the highest is 40m, and the average waterproof up to is 10m. With a waterproof up to of 40 meters, the Canon S100 has one of the higher waterproof (up to) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Power

Poor Battery Life

Four Canon S100 reviewers concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Digital Versus wrote “Limited battery life 200 photos or less with GPS active” in their review of the Canon S100. Five years ago Macworld.co.uk wrote “The most expensive compact on test, unimpressive battery life” in their review of this digital camera. Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “The Canon S100 is a superb camera let down slightly by its battery life that although short, will still get you through the day” in their Canon S100 review yet they still rated the product 80 out of 100.

One Canon S100 owner thought the product was not quick to charge. Dcresource.com mentioned “Flash a bit slow to charge” in their review of the Canon S100.

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Good Environmental Credentials

One customer said in their reviews that the Canon S100 was good in terms of recycling. Pc Mag gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said “Fast recycle time”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

A few Canon S100 reviewers said in their reviews that the Canon S100 was compact. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “Many companies turn out SD-based camcorders in compact designs, simply because the flash-based technologies allow for much smaller models than those based on tape, hard disks” in their review of this digital camera. Cnet.com also wrote “While Canon continues to offer compact AVCHD models”. Six years ago expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com said in their review of the Canon S100 “High-end compact cameras have got a lot of competition these days” and rated this digital camera 5 stars.

Four people who reviewed the product considered that it was a good body shape. Cameralabs.com said on expert review site Camera Labs “It keeps the full manual control, RAW files, bright f2.0 lens (at wide angle), detailed 3in screen and genuinely pocketable body, bu” in their Canon S100 review. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on expert website Steve's Digicams “The lens is safely tucked away inside of the highly durable stainless steel body and it measures just 3.4 x 2.2”. Expert website Yugatech.com mentioned “Proven formula for a point-and-shoot digital camera — wide aperture and manual control in a solid, light and portable body” .

A number of customers who reviewed the Canon S100 thought it was thin. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on PhotographyBlog.com “1080p video - all in a slim”. Expert review site T3.com mentioned “Super slim” and gave it a score of 4 stars. T3.com also wrote “Auto functionality into its slim 26.7mm depth”.

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was lightweight. Digitalcamerareview.com said “Compact and lightweight” and scored the product 4 stars.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 198 grams, the Canon S100 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Canon S100 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera the display diagonals range from 1" to 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 2.6".

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

Canon released the S100 in October 2011.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon S100 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon S100 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this Canon camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera, the Canon S100 does not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Canon S100 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon S100 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years also support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon S100 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon S100 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon S100 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon S100 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon S100 has a fairly typical optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

Low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 11, and the average minimum aperture number is 3. With a minimum aperture number of only 2, the Canon S100 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Canon S100 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon S100 has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Custom Colour

The Canon S100 has a custom colour. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a custom colour.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon S100 features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Histogram

The Canon S100 features histogram, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon S100 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Canon S100 has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). Similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 4032 x 3024.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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12.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.1 megapixels camera.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon S100 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon S100 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon S100 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon S100 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Canon S100 features voice recording, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon S100 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon S100 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Canon S100 is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The Canon S100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "100", "800", "1600", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803137569, 00013803137576, 00082966161988, 00138031375696, 00138031375764, 02100000010448, 03610170778066, 03610170778073, 05052883878462, 08714574575520, 08714574575537, 08714574575544, 08714574575551, 08714574575575, 08714574575605, 08714574575612, 08714574575629, 08714574575636, 08714574575650

Canon S100 Review Sources

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