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Canon Unveils PowerShot S100

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Canon Unveils PowerShot S100

Canon S100 is the update to the now discontinued PowerShot S95 compact digital camera and while the changes are not huge, they are significant.

The PowerShot S95 was a superb compact with great image and build quality and in a smart move, Canon is not changing things drastically with the S100.

The S100 looks very much like the S95 except for the Ring Function button is now on the rear and the shutter button is now silver. A thumb grip on the rear and a finger grip on the front left of the camera are also notable changes.

Most of the more significant changes take place inside the body of the pocketable camera. The S100, like the PowerShot SX40 HS features Canon’s new Digic 5 image processor which brings with it Full HD movie capture as well as a burst shooting mode.

The S100 also has a new 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor (compared to a 10 megapixel CCD sensor on the S95) and a new f2.0 lens which should combine to boost low-light performance. The PowerShot S100 also has a GPS receiver built-in to allow you to geo-tag your pictures.

The S100 will be available in black or silver this November and will be priced at a rather hefty £439.

Kaplan

September 16, 2011, 2:35 am

... and a larger zoom range than the S95, no?

simonm

September 16, 2011, 2:21 pm

Is that price right? ZDNet says $429.99 which is £272 + 20% VAT = £326.

If both prices are correct, then Canon is levying an additional £113 'being British' tax!

David Gilbert

September 16, 2011, 2:49 pm

I'm afraid the price is right. It came from Canon and unless they've made a mistake then it looks like we are getting a raw deal here in the UK...

JDunn

September 18, 2011, 4:04 pm

That's £439 for a camera that still doesn't have the dynamic range to take consistently satisfying pictures. Buy an SLR and get better results.

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