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.