Canon PowerShot S100 12.1 Megapixel Compact Camera - Silver

3" LCD - 16:9 - 5x Optical Zoom - 4x - Optical IS - 4000 x 3000 Image - 1920 x 1080 Video - HDMI - PictBridge - HD Movie Mode - MPN: 5245B001
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The PowerShot S100 is a sophisticated pocket-friendly point-and-shoot digital camera that has the power advanced users and enthusiasts need to create standout 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. Yet, when it's time to get creative, the very same camera in the hands of a skilled photographer can produce stunning images that would be at home in a gallery. As automatic or manual as you need it to be, the PowerShot S100 is, at once, a pocket camera and a serious photographic tool, impressing even demanding pros. It incorporates the Canon HS SYSTEM, now featuring the new DIGIC 5 Image Processor for enhanced image quality and amazing low-light performance. The fast f/2.0 lens helps you tackle unfavorable lighting and capture breathtaking portraits with beautiful, shallow depth-of-field. 12.1 Megapixels ensure crisp, richly detailed images, and a 5x Optical Zoom provides an excellent all-around range to shoot near or far.
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Product Title Canon PowerShot S100 12.1 Megapixel Compact Camera - Silver
Manufacturer Canon
Lowest Price $438.99 from Amazon Marketplace
Power Score 4.6 | 17 Reviews
Expert Reviews
PowerShot S100
4.5 Star Review  PCWorld - Dec 23, 2011

The Canon PowerShot S100 is just about the most capable compact camera weve seen, and its packed with features that will please both novices and advanced shooters.

Read the full review »

DCRP Review: Canon PowerShot S100
4 Star Review  DCResource - Dec 1, 2011

Overall, the PowerShot S100 is a well-designed camera whose best attribute is its image quality. It obviously can't compete with a digital SLR (or mirrorless camera), but it is way better than your typical compact camera. Add in the enthusiast features, special effects, and scene modes, and it's a camera that's well worth considering. The only folks I might sway toward other cameras would be those for whom speed is a priority -- the S100 is not the snappiest camera out there. For most folks, however, the PowerShot S100 fits the bill just fine, which is why it earns my recommendation.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot S100 Review
5 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Dec 31, 1969

Canon managed to pack more features into the PowerShot S100 while maintaining the same relative look and feel of their premium pocket digital camera. Higher resolution has lately come at a cost, but Canon raised both the resolution and still image quality while also raising video resolution. The result is a pocket camera that can shoot quality 1080p video while the camera both maintains focus and allows the user to zoom. They even snuck in a GPS and mapping software so you can see where you've been. There's a lot more to tell about the Canon S100, so read our review for all the details!

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot S100 review at Camera Labs
4.5 Star Review  cameralabs.com - Nov 28, 2011

Canon's PowerShot S100 is a powerful new compact for those who want something smaller than an ILC without compromising on control, but one of the biggest questions is how the quality compares to the previous S95 with the switch from a 10Mpixel CCD to a 12Mpixel CMOS sensor. Find out how it compares to the S95 and other top-end compacts in my Canon S100 review!

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot S100 Review
4.5 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Nov 24, 2011

The Canon PowerShot S100 compact camera is a new compact camera that offers an extensive DSLR-like list of features - ISO range of 80-6400, RAW support, full manual controls, customisable interface and 1080p video - all in a slim and stylish body that you can easily fit in a trouser pocket. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot S100 review now to find out if this is the only compact that you need...

Read the full review »

Best Camera for Video
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Apr 17, 2013

Bestcovery experts have rated the Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Camera as a best pick for the Best Camera for Video. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Canon PowerShot S100
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 16, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 104 expert reviews for Canon PowerShot S100 and the average expert rating is 83 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Taking Great Pictures
4 Star Review   By Michelle on Adorama - Apr 9, 2013   

I've been using this camera for a couple of weeks now and it is performing will. I retired my s95 for the s100, and most of the functions are the same. I like the look of the silver, a nice change from my old black one. It took great vacation shots of my kids on the beach and camping. I got some action shots of the dogs and kids playing in the ocean, and captured a pretty cool shot of a kitesurfer who passed us by. Clear images. The biggest drawback for me with this camera and most point and shoots I have used is the lag. I love my SLR for being able to hit the shutter and take a picture immediately. I have had times where I missed the shot because of lag with the s95 and the new s100.

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Great quality, great value!
5 Star Review   By Carlos Andres on Adorama - Mar 12, 2013   

I purchaed this camera for my girlfriend. I'm the proud ownder of an S95 and an S100 was a natural evolution to it. I love the wide 24mm field of view and low noise performance. Big fan!

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Great "little" Camera
4 Star Review   By CAVU Mark on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

I wanted a small camera to keep handy while documenting aircraft restoration. I got a small camera and never realized how difficult it would be to handle. Performance, image quality and operation are fine I just need a big camera that is small. Yes, I can't have both so small it is.

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Fun camera
5 Star Review   By steel-lee on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

I have only taken a few pictures and I am very satisfied with this camera.

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a gift to cherish
5 Star Review   By J.D. on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

This little power house travels everywhere I go. The only thing this camera is missing is the key chain attachment.

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the best in its category
5 Star Review   By Jackie Ja on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

It's an ideal camera for events and travel. It's in my opinion the best compact in its price category, compared with the Sony cybershot, and with the recent Canon Powershr s110.The quality of the videos is impressive.

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Great pictures for compact camera!
4 Star Review   By Cathy on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

I bought this camera for indoor action shots of my son's basketball games. After comparing the pictures from this camera to my other basketball action photos, the quality isn't even comparable. I can get great clear pictures which was impossible from my last camera and this camera is 1/4 of the size. Amazing! Still learning to use all of the features.

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Great camera
5 Star Review   By RyanG on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

I love having a camera that I can easily keep with me and that also allows me easy manual manipulation and doesn't get in the way of itself. I'm impressed by the camera's ability to read and anticipate exposure and white balance.

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Little camera packs a big punch!
4 Star Review   By JSummar on Adorama - Jan 17, 2013   

I owned a Powershot S45 before, but it was getting outdated (MPs, battery type, memory card, etc.). However, it still works. So when I was shopping for a new pocket camera, I looked no further than the Canon PowerShot series. I read reviews on the latest models and felt that for the price, I didn't need to spend the extra money on the wireless features of the S110. So I went with the S100. I love this camera! It doesn't feel cheaply made. And it does RAW format, which is not common in most point-and-shoot cameras. I'm not ready to lug around a DSLR, yet, so I settled on one of the best, feature-rich point-and-shoot compact cameras I know of. Plus, I'm partial to Canon products. I'm familiar with their dials, buttons, and features, so it was easy to assimilate to this camera. I'm still exploring some of the new features of this model, but here are some things I've noticed so far. The shutter lag is a little bit of an issue. However, while trying the different shooting modes, I discovered one in which the shutter lag was not much of an issue. I also think I wasn't pressing the shutter down hard enough. But I'll still be exploring this. Other than that, I do miss the optical viewfinder. On my S45, I was able to shut off the display and compose my shots through the viewfinder. This saved my battery, because I'd often encounter a dead battery before I could get to a charger. I'm still on the fence about a camera that comes with a chargeable battery or one that uses alkaline batteries. You can buy alkalines anywhere, but you have to buy them, and they're not always "new" in foreign countries. With a rechargeable battery, I've learned to charge it overnight for each day's shooting I'll be doing, or buy an extra to swap out. Also, the flash pops up at the top of the camera body. I'm still getting used to this, as I tend to put a finger over it, forgetting that it's going to rise up. I fear this is a moving part that may be more susceptible to being broken. I just have to remember it's there and hold the camera elsewhere. I'm right-handed, and it pops up on the left side. I tend to shoot with my right hand, so my left is holding the camera securely. I've often had my finger firmly over the top of where the flash mechanism pops up. This is a bit of a nusance. Those are the only few cons to this little powerhouse of a camera. Other than that, I'm excited to try out the aperture and shutter priority settings and some of the other scene shooting modes built in. Oh, and I like the programmable ring on the lens that you can adjust for focal length (great for adding awesome depth-of-field to portrature), or you can "program" the ring to do another function all-together! Wish I could say I've tried it all, but this camera has so many new features, it's going to take me a while to play with them all and test them out.

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excellent pocket camera with RAW
4 Star Review   By ray on Adorama - Mar 23, 2012   

This is an excellent pocket size camera. I am a hobbyist but also a significant stock photo shooter and usually carry around about 16 pounds of camera and gear (Canon 5D, 70-200, 24-70, tripod, etc). The s100 does not completely replace all the other gear

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Description
The PowerShot S100 is a sophisticated pocket-friendly point-and-shoot digital camera that has the power advanced users and enthusiasts need to create standout 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. Yet, when it's time to get creative, the very same camera in the hands of a skilled photographer can produce stunning images that would be at home in a gallery. As automatic or manual as you need it to be, the PowerShot S100 is, at once, a pocket camera and a serious photographic tool, impressing even demanding pros. It incorporates the Canon HS SYSTEM, now featuring the new DIGIC 5 Image Processor for enhanced image quality and amazing low-light performance. The fast f/2.0 lens helps you tackle unfavorable lighting and capture breathtaking portraits with beautiful, shallow depth-of-field. 12.1 Megapixels ensure crisp, richly detailed images, and a 5x Optical Zoom provides an excellent all-around range to shoot near or far.
Summary
Product Title Canon PowerShot S100 12.1 Megapixel Compact Camera - Silver
Manufacturer Canon
Lowest Price $438.99 from Amazon Marketplace
Power Score 4.6 | 17 Reviews
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Parent Product Type: Digital Camera
Parent Retsku: B005S0LWUO
Today's Average: $438.99
Today's Lowest: $438.99
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Expert Reviews
PowerShot S100
4.5 Star Review  PCWorld - Dec 23, 2011

The Canon PowerShot S100 is just about the most capable compact camera weve seen, and its packed with features that will please both novices and advanced shooters.

Read the full review »

DCRP Review: Canon PowerShot S100
4 Star Review  DCResource - Dec 1, 2011

Overall, the PowerShot S100 is a well-designed camera whose best attribute is its image quality. It obviously can't compete with a digital SLR (or mirrorless camera), but it is way better than your typical compact camera. Add in the enthusiast features, special effects, and scene modes, and it's a camera that's well worth considering. The only folks I might sway toward other cameras would be those for whom speed is a priority -- the S100 is not the snappiest camera out there. For most folks, however, the PowerShot S100 fits the bill just fine, which is why it earns my recommendation.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot S100 Review
5 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Dec 31, 1969

Canon managed to pack more features into the PowerShot S100 while maintaining the same relative look and feel of their premium pocket digital camera. Higher resolution has lately come at a cost, but Canon raised both the resolution and still image quality while also raising video resolution. The result is a pocket camera that can shoot quality 1080p video while the camera both maintains focus and allows the user to zoom. They even snuck in a GPS and mapping software so you can see where you've been. There's a lot more to tell about the Canon S100, so read our review for all the details!

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot S100 review at Camera Labs
4.5 Star Review  cameralabs.com - Nov 28, 2011

Canon's PowerShot S100 is a powerful new compact for those who want something smaller than an ILC without compromising on control, but one of the biggest questions is how the quality compares to the previous S95 with the switch from a 10Mpixel CCD to a 12Mpixel CMOS sensor. Find out how it compares to the S95 and other top-end compacts in my Canon S100 review!

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot S100 Review
4.5 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Nov 24, 2011

The Canon PowerShot S100 compact camera is a new compact camera that offers an extensive DSLR-like list of features - ISO range of 80-6400, RAW support, full manual controls, customisable interface and 1080p video - all in a slim and stylish body that you can easily fit in a trouser pocket. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot S100 review now to find out if this is the only compact that you need...

Read the full review »

Best Camera for Video
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Apr 17, 2013

Bestcovery experts have rated the Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Camera as a best pick for the Best Camera for Video. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot S100
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 16, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 104 expert reviews for Canon PowerShot S100 and the average expert rating is 83 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Taking Great Pictures
4 Star Review   By Michelle on Adorama - Apr 9, 2013   

I've been using this camera for a couple of weeks now and it is performing will. I retired my s95 for the s100, and most of the functions are the same. I like the look of the silver, a nice change from my old black one. It took great vacation shots of my kids on the beach and camping. I got some action shots of the dogs and kids playing in the ocean, and captured a pretty cool shot of a kitesurfer who passed us by. Clear images. The biggest drawback for me with this camera and most point and shoots I have used is the lag. I love my SLR for being able to hit the shutter and take a picture immediately. I have had times where I missed the shot because of lag with the s95 and the new s100.

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Great quality, great value!
5 Star Review   By Carlos Andres on Adorama - Mar 12, 2013   

I purchaed this camera for my girlfriend. I'm the proud ownder of an S95 and an S100 was a natural evolution to it. I love the wide 24mm field of view and low noise performance. Big fan!

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Great "little" Camera
4 Star Review   By CAVU Mark on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

I wanted a small camera to keep handy while documenting aircraft restoration. I got a small camera and never realized how difficult it would be to handle. Performance, image quality and operation are fine I just need a big camera that is small. Yes, I can't have both so small it is.

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Fun camera
5 Star Review   By steel-lee on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

I have only taken a few pictures and I am very satisfied with this camera.

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a gift to cherish
5 Star Review   By J.D. on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

This little power house travels everywhere I go. The only thing this camera is missing is the key chain attachment.

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the best in its category
5 Star Review   By Jackie Ja on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

It's an ideal camera for events and travel. It's in my opinion the best compact in its price category, compared with the Sony cybershot, and with the recent Canon Powershr s110.The quality of the videos is impressive.

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Great pictures for compact camera!
4 Star Review   By Cathy on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

I bought this camera for indoor action shots of my son's basketball games. After comparing the pictures from this camera to my other basketball action photos, the quality isn't even comparable. I can get great clear pictures which was impossible from my last camera and this camera is 1/4 of the size. Amazing! Still learning to use all of the features.

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Great camera
5 Star Review   By RyanG on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

I love having a camera that I can easily keep with me and that also allows me easy manual manipulation and doesn't get in the way of itself. I'm impressed by the camera's ability to read and anticipate exposure and white balance.

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Little camera packs a big punch!
4 Star Review   By JSummar on Adorama - Jan 17, 2013   

I owned a Powershot S45 before, but it was getting outdated (MPs, battery type, memory card, etc.). However, it still works. So when I was shopping for a new pocket camera, I looked no further than the Canon PowerShot series. I read reviews on the latest models and felt that for the price, I didn't need to spend the extra money on the wireless features of the S110. So I went with the S100. I love this camera! It doesn't feel cheaply made. And it does RAW format, which is not common in most point-and-shoot cameras. I'm not ready to lug around a DSLR, yet, so I settled on one of the best, feature-rich point-and-shoot compact cameras I know of. Plus, I'm partial to Canon products. I'm familiar with their dials, buttons, and features, so it was easy to assimilate to this camera. I'm still exploring some of the new features of this model, but here are some things I've noticed so far. The shutter lag is a little bit of an issue. However, while trying the different shooting modes, I discovered one in which the shutter lag was not much of an issue. I also think I wasn't pressing the shutter down hard enough. But I'll still be exploring this. Other than that, I do miss the optical viewfinder. On my S45, I was able to shut off the display and compose my shots through the viewfinder. This saved my battery, because I'd often encounter a dead battery before I could get to a charger. I'm still on the fence about a camera that comes with a chargeable battery or one that uses alkaline batteries. You can buy alkalines anywhere, but you have to buy them, and they're not always "new" in foreign countries. With a rechargeable battery, I've learned to charge it overnight for each day's shooting I'll be doing, or buy an extra to swap out. Also, the flash pops up at the top of the camera body. I'm still getting used to this, as I tend to put a finger over it, forgetting that it's going to rise up. I fear this is a moving part that may be more susceptible to being broken. I just have to remember it's there and hold the camera elsewhere. I'm right-handed, and it pops up on the left side. I tend to shoot with my right hand, so my left is holding the camera securely. I've often had my finger firmly over the top of where the flash mechanism pops up. This is a bit of a nusance. Those are the only few cons to this little powerhouse of a camera. Other than that, I'm excited to try out the aperture and shutter priority settings and some of the other scene shooting modes built in. Oh, and I like the programmable ring on the lens that you can adjust for focal length (great for adding awesome depth-of-field to portrature), or you can "program" the ring to do another function all-together! Wish I could say I've tried it all, but this camera has so many new features, it's going to take me a while to play with them all and test them out.

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excellent pocket camera with RAW
4 Star Review   By ray on Adorama - Mar 23, 2012   

This is an excellent pocket size camera. I am a hobbyist but also a significant stock photo shooter and usually carry around about 16 pounds of camera and gear (Canon 5D, 70-200, 24-70, tripod, etc). The s100 does not completely replace all the other gear

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