With a new 12.1-million-pixel sensor and raw image capture, Canon’s PowerShot S100 could catch the eye of many enthusiast photographers. Richard Sibley takes a closer look

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Canon PowerShot S100


Canon PowerShot S100 review


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LCD, Live View and Video

The 3in, 461,000-dot screen of the S100 takes up most of the rear of the camera and provides a bright screen that is great for composition. Although not as detailed as similar sized screens found on DSLR and compact system cameras, its resolution is high enough to check for fine details.

Video has been a feature of compact cameras for far longer than it has on DSLRs and it was only a matter of time before new cameras had full 1080p HD video. Up to 30mins of HD video footage can be captured in a continuous recording, and the accompanying audio is recorded in stereo with video saved as MOV files.

  1. 1. Features
  2. 2. Build and Handling
  3. 3. Metering
  4. 4. Autofocus
  5. 5. Noise, Resolution and Sensitivity
  6. 6. White Balance and Colour
  7. 7. LCD, Live View and Video
  8. 8. Dynamic Range
  9. 9. Verdict
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