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Canon PowerShot S100 (late 2011)

from  $448+
92
Global
Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Engadget Summary

The PowerShot S100 is one of the best ultra-compact cameras ever made, and includes full manual controls, HD video, GPS, and a longer lens than its predecessor. Just be prepared to pack a spare battery if you're planning a big outing. While the S100's original price of over $400 may have been steep for a point-and-shoot, it's now available for as little as $240, making it a bargain compared to other high-end compacts, such as Sony's $650 Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, not to mention its Wi-Fi and touchscreen-equipped offspring, the S110, which is now available for $399.

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User Reviews

90
mayhem
Low light was my main objective- fantastic! Candle light is sufficient. Feels...read more
80
jdepew
Stepping up from Canon SD870is, i was holding out on getting a new S series...read more
90
pika2000
I love the Canon Powershot S90. It has amazing image quality for its class....read more
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Key Specs

Type
Point and shoot
Resolution (effective)
12.1 megapixels
Sensor size
Other
Image stabilization
Optical (sensor-shift)
Memory card
SD
Model

General

Type
Point and shoot (f /{"1":2, "2":5.9}) ({"1":5.2, "2":26} mm) ({"1":24, "2":120}mm) (1.2 inches)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
12.1 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
Other (7.44x5.58 mm)
Image stabilization
Optical (sensor-shift)
ISO modes
100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Internal) (Slow, Red eye)

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual (9 points) (Af tracking, Af assist lamp, Face detection)
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":1, "2":2000} secs

Imaging

Exposure modes
Manual, Program, Macro, Auto
Exposure compensation
Yes
Histogram
Yes
Scene selection
Yes (Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Auto, Other)
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash, Flourescent, Custom

Other features

Location support
Yes (Internal)
PictBridge support
Yes
Red-eye removal
Yes
Remote control
No
Self-timer
Yes
Speaker
Yes
Tripod mount
Yes
5x (optical)
4x (digital)
9.6 fps (max)
2.3 fps (continuous)
Screen size
3 inches
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD (Yes) (No)

Storage

Memory card
SD (Sdxc, Sdhc)

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Quality settings
Iq normal, Iq fine
Image aspect ratios
3 2, 4 3, 16 9
Video recording
Yes (H264, Quicktime) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0 (Mini-USB port)
WiFi
No
Video output
Yes (Hdmi, Composite)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
200
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