Canon PowerShot S100 Features
The latest-generation Canon Image Processor brings phenomenal increases in processing speed and power. Improved chip architecture and algorithms deliver greatly expanded functionality with further refinement in image quality.
It employs a new CMOS sensor. This sensor delivers state-of-the-art imaging performance.
The Canon HS SYSTEM lets you take bright, clear photos in an even wider range of shooting situations. The combination of the advanced CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor makes it possible to shoot crisp, clear high definition video. Imagine the fun and excitement of being able to shoot spectcular Full HD video with stereo sound that you can later watch on your HDTV, or download to your computer to share with family and friends.
It's easy to enjoy and share the videos you shoot. Simply connect its HDMI terminal to your HDTV using an HDMI cable.
It lets you shoot in RAW mode, which captures images that are uncompressed and essentially unprocessed by the camera. Often the choice of advanced photographers, RAW images can be processed in your computer using Canon DPP (Digital Photo Professional) or other compatible third-party software.
Focus, Exposure, ISO, Step Zoom, or White Balance can now be adjusted more quickly and conveniently at the base of the lens barrel, the ring is more intuitive than other types of controls for many experienced photographers.
The digital camera is equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Now you can travel the world and let the camera automatically record the locations and local times of your stills and videos.
The latest advance in Canon Optical Image Stabilization technology, Intelligent IS analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation. For stills, the system automatically selects among Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod IS modes. When shooting video, the system automatically selects among Dynamic, Powered, Macro and Tripod IS modes.
The camera is available in two colors, viz. black and silver.
Why you should buy it?
1. Pocket-able semi-pro camera.
2. Ability to shoot RAW images.
3. Excellent manual controls.
4. Cleaner at high ISO levels.
5. Easier to hold, due to rough texture finish and rubber grip.
6. Easier to find mirror-like large shutter button.
7. Fast shutter speed.
8. Useful for indoor photography.
9. Dedicated movie recording button.
Why you shouldn't buy it?
1. Display doesn't brighten up when used in a dark room.
2. Not suitable for long shutter speed photography.
Canon PowerShot S100 Verdict
If you are a serious photographer who doesn't want to carry around a DSLR, you should go for it. On the other hand, if you don't mind spending more and carrying a larger camera that is not pocket-able, it is not the best camera for you. Go for Sony NEX-5N instead.
Canon PowerShot S100 Specifications
Image sensor: CMOS
Effective pixels: 12.1 million
Metering: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Lens focal length: 5.2-26.0 mm (equivalent to 24-120mm in 35mm format)
Optical zoom: 5x
Digital zoom: 4x
Exposure modes: Program, manual, auto
Shutter speed: 1-1/2000 second
Continuous shooting: 9.6 fps (in High-Speed Burst HQ)
Image size (pixels): 4000x3000
Movie size (pixels): 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480, 320x240
Viewfinder: 3.0 inch TFT (461,000 dots)
File formats: JPEG, RAW, MOV
ISO sensitivity: 80-6400
Interface: A/V, USB, HDMI
Power: Rechargeable battery pack NB-5L
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 98.9x59.8x26.7 mm
Weight: 198 g (with battery and SD card)
Price: Get a price on the Canon PowerShot S100 12.1 MP Digital Camera (Black) or Canon PowerShot S100 12.1 MP Digital Camera (Silver)
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