Canon Powershot SX100 IS

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Canon Powershot SX100 IS (announced 20 August’07) is a 8.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera features 10x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 36-360mm) with optical stabilization, ISO: 80-1600, DIGIC III, and a 2.5″ LCD screen. The camera measures 4.28 x 2.81 x 1.84 in. / 108.7 x 71.4 x 46.7mm and weighs approx 9.35 oz. / 265g (camera body only)

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Canon Powershot SX100 IS Reviews

DigicamReview reviews the Canon Powershot SX100 IS and writes;
“The camera feels well built, and is comfortable to hold. The camera is easy to use, and has quick access to the most commonly used options. The layout of buttons and controls is very good.The camera speed is good, with a good switch on time, quick focusing time, excellent shutter response, quick playback mode, quick menus, although flash recharge time is very slow.”
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TechTree reviews the Canon Powershot SX100 IS and writes;
“The SX100 IS offers good performance, and is one of the better options if you’re looking for a consumer-level or “regular” camera that can offer good-quality pictures, some advanced features, as well as a high-zoom lens. In a way, it’s got more than what an average user could ask for, but it’s not just any other digicam – nor is it a full-featured prosumer; that’s where the problem lies. ”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

DevHardware reviews the Canon Powershot SX100 IS and writes;
“The SX100 produces excellent quality photos with vivid colors and very minimal camera noise up to ISO800. Long-range shots are also among the best in its class with minimal blurring or loss in detail…. If you chose “excellent quality images,” then the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS would be a great choice for you. If you are looking for a speedy super-zoom, you’ll have to look elsewhere. ”
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DCRP reviews the Canon Powershot SX100 IS and writes;
“The ISO 80 and 100 shots are both very clean. That’s still the case at ISO 200, though you can start to see the effects of noise reduction appearing in a few places. The noise reduction gets more obvious at ISO 400, though a small to midsize print is still very possible here. At ISO 800 we get a drop in color saturation and noticeable detail loss.”
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ComputerActive reviews the Canon Powershot SX100 IS and writes;
“If you value the ability to get closer to your subject than conditions may allow over and above a multitude of manual controls, then the simple to operate, solidly constructed SX100 IS offers a reliable option and great image quality into the bargain. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ImagingResource reviews the Canon Powershot SX100 IS and writes;
“While the PowerShot SX100IS’ performance is not quite up to Canon’s claims in all areas, it is still a fairly responsive camera, and its Burst mode is likely to be plenty for most users shopping at this price point. The Canon PowerShot SX100IS is a really enjoyable camera to use, and if you’re looking for a long-zoom, fairly compact digital camera that lets you roll your sleeves up and tweak each photo to your satisfaction, it is definitely worthy of a place on your shortlist, and worthy of a Dave’s Pick.”
Rating: Dave’s Pick reviews the Canon Powershot SX100 IS and writes;
“A single photo took 0.33 seconds and five photos took 7.72 seconds. These are average times. With the flash on it was a different story and the camera really struggled. A single photo took 1.98 seconds and five photos took 22.53 seconds. .. The Canon Powershot SX100 IS is a winner, although I do have concerns about shutter lag when the flash unit is on. The all important picture quality is very good, as I would expect from a Canon digital camera. The camera also has a good set of features. ”
Rating: ★★★★½

DigitalCameraReview reviews the Canon Powershot SX100 IS and writes;
“The Canon Powershot SX100 IS offers a blend of automatic and manual shooting options that should appeal to a broad range of users. This relatively compact camera mounts a 10x optical zoom lens and offers good shutter performance, image color and quality along with optical stabilization…if you need a small camera with a big lens, give this camera some serious consideration.”
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PhotographyBlog reviews the Canon Powershot SX100 IS and writes;
“In fact overall the SX100 IS adds up to one of the more competent performers out there in this price bracket.. I was expecting a performance that was OK and was pleasantly surprised when the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS exceeded it. So that’s another recommendation from the PhotographyBLOG crew for those wanting an all-singing, all-dancing big zoom compact, but without too many distracting specifications or a hefty price tag in tow.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Canon Powershot SX100 IS and writes;
“For a relatively modest price the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS offers a good range of features to accommodate both novice and more experienced photographers. Its long zoom range gives it added versatility, and its fast performance, superb AF system and high image quality are capable of producing excellent results in a wide range of situations. Its only disadvantages are its bulk and weight, and its poor high-ISO noise reduction.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

DigitalCameraInfo reviews the Canon Powershot SX100 IS and writes;
“In Movie mode, the camera resolves 309 lw/ph horizontally with 9.4 percent undersharpening, and 377 lw/ph vertically with 8.4 percent oversharpening. This is decently sharp for camera video, and the sharpening doesn’t introduce drastic image artifacts.”
Rating: N/A reviews the Canon Powershot SX100 IS and writes;
“Noise was low at ISO 80 and 100 but rose progressively thereafter, becoming unacceptable by ISO 800. Interestingly, noise in long exposures (13-15 seconds) at ISO 400 was relatively low, although at ISO 800 it had become visible and by ISO 1600, both colour and pattern noise were severe – and very obvious. With shorter exposures (including flash shots), image noise was less obvious, although shots taken at ISO 1600 had a blotchy look and visible granularity.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

GoodGearGuide reviews the Canon Powershot SX100 IS and writes;
“The PowerShot SX100 is a solid ultra-zoom advanced camera. While there are bigger lenses on the market, the 10x optical zoom here means the unit still fits comfortably in a pocket and the images, while a little noisy, are good at low ISO sensitivities.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

ePhotozine reviews the Canon Powershot SX100 IS and writes;
“The performance of the noise is the most pleasant surprise and is great news for those of you who want a good looking camera with some creative control and one that will work in a bar when you go out at night. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET reviews the Canon Powershot SX100 IS and writes;
“The good: First-rate photo quality; full set of manual exposure controls; optical image stabilization; electronic lens cover. The bad: Too easy to accidentally click instead of scroll when navigating; no optical zoom in movie capture. The bottom line: Though the Canon PowerShot SX100 produces excellent photos, other aspects of the camera–some performance issues and operational annoyances, to name two–dim its luster. ”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PopPhoto reviews the Canon Powershot SX100 IS and writes;
“The Canon PowerShot SX100 IS is a cute camera with some powerful functionality hidden beneath an easy-to-use interface. Despite the composite body, it feels good and solid in the hand and it produces very nice images at ISOs 80 and 100. The 10x optically stabilized 36-360mm zoom give a great reach from normal to supertelephoto, and the IS system works to keep the camera steady in both still and video shooting modes..”
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Canon Powershot SX100 IS Samples

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CCanon Powershot SX100 IS User Manual (PDF)

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Canon Powershot SX100 IS Press Release

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 20, 2007 – Canon U.S.A., Inc. today introduced a brand new PowerShot line the SX series and the first camera in that line-up, the ultra-zoom PowerShot SX100 IS digital camera. The PowerShot SX100 IS digital camera features a 10x optical zoom, an Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) and an extended grip, making this light and small shooter capable of capturing magnificent images clearly, even at long range.

In addition to its powerful zoom lens, the PowerShot SX100 IS digital camera is loaded with a full complement of performance and convenient features that camera aficionados have come to expect from Canon 8.0 megapixel resolution for crisp, vibrant images, a DIGIC III image processor for speed, power and performance, Canon’s Genuine Face Detection Technology (with Face Selector capability), a large 2.5-inch LCD screen for easy image previews and reviews, and much more.

This technology, coupled with a 10x optical zoom and OIS, enables soccer moms who are perched in the bleachers to have the ability to shoot photos of their superstars playing on the field that will look like photos taken from the sidelines. Alternatively, a parent sitting in the balcony with their sights set on capturing their little ballerina’s face as she pirouettes through the air for the first time can easily keep the focus framed on their daughter’s moving image throughout the performance. And, since the PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera is part of Canon’s “A-Team” (powered by AA batteries), it’s quick and simple to power up.

Though simple to operate, the PowerShot SX100 IS digital camera offers photo enthusiasts many creative possibilities, including the ability to shoot VGA movies of the very highest quality. In fact, the PowerShot SX100 IS provides two VGA 30 fps recording modes: Standard mode for maximum image quality, and the new 640 LP mode for maximum recording time and reduced file sizes. In either mode, the PowerShot SX100 IS can capture individual movies up to one hour or 4GB per clip, whichever comes first. Budding filmmakers simply switch to movie mode to capture video more easily than ever before, and then clearly view it on the bright 2.5-inch wide-angle LCD display or through a connected TV set or video monitor. Movie clips can also be uploaded to compatible personal computers for sharing on the World Wide Web.

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2 Responses to “Canon Powershot SX100 IS”

  1. Solomon Tenna says:

    recently I bought Canon Powershot sx 100 IS digital camera in china when I was there for a working visit. the user manual they gave me in the camera pakage was in chinese. Now when I’m using the camera the photos I took were not satisfactory. May be this is because I’m unable to read the user manual to use my camera properly. What I want to ask you is to send me the PDF format of the user manual for this model camera. From the link in this website I’m unable to download it. thank you!

  2. Hello, the user manual link has been updated. Please try to download the manual again.

    Thank you.

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