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Canon S100 Hands-On Review Video

Discussion in 'Canon Forum' started by TCSJordan, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. TCSJordan

    TCSJordan SC Regular

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    Oct 22, 2011
    Hey all,

    I just finished cutting this short review, we check out the handling, image quality and video features. Let me know what you think.

    Canon S100 Hands-On Review - YouTube
     
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  2. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    Very nice. Looks like a nice upgrade over the s95.
     
  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Great timing, TCSJordan - I was just reading about this new little Canon yesterday... Still mulling it over, but I do like the size and the controls...and that nice 24mm wide angle.

    Size does matter in certain situations and I'm thinking it's about the size of the GRD IV or possibly slimmer?

    I'd be interested to know how you think it compares to the Fuji X10.
     
  4. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Reserving judgment until "decentered lens" issue is resolved.... (see dpreview.com for details).
     
  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Yes, I read about this as well, Chuck. I am hoping that the issue will be cleared up quickly. These kinds of concerns can turn into a wildfire...even if it turns out that the problems are not endemic.
     
  6. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
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    Chuck
    BB, I'm hoping it turns out to be an early production batch issue that has been resolved. Would be great if Canon investigated and made their findings public. Silence is not golden, at least for this potential buyer!

    p.s. I do have the S90, which has been very reliable and the only truly pocketable enthusiast camera I've encountered. (No large pockets here, except in the two or three weeks we call winter on the Texas Gulf Coast!:biggrin:)
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I hear you about the pocket issue... It is only not a problem for me in our northeastern winter season. Small is beautiful.
     
  8. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    The S90 also fits nicely in a neoprene belt case not much bigger than a cellphone case. Oh, and somewhat ironically, the belt case is made by.....Olympus! Haven't checked the S100 dimensions, but I'm guessing it would fit in the same case.
     
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  9. TCSJordan

    TCSJordan SC Regular

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    Oct 22, 2011
    I'd say the X10 is a slightly better camera overall, low light is a bit better and I love the handling. However, the S100 is half the size, and truly pocketable. If you can deal with a slightly larger camera, I'd go for the X10. If you want the best pocketable compact on the market, go for the S100.
     
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  10. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Thanks for the video review and the thoughts on the S100 vs. X10.

    I have the S90 and the X10. The X10 is definitely better than the S90 when it comes to IQ. But yeah, for pocketability, nothing beats the S90/95 and now the 100.
     
  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Many thanks for getting back to me, TCSjordan. I'm still treading water but come next year, I'm sure I'll make a move. And a thank you to you, too, Armando!:biggrin:
     
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  12. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    BB, how about a package deal: S100 + iPad?! :biggrin::biggrin:
     
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  13. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Are you offering? I'll write you a lovely thank you note, Chuck!:cloud-9-039:
     
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  14. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
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    Chuck
    I knew I needed to word that differently. I'll blame it on Ketel One.....
     
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  15. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Ketel One?
     
  16. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I had an S90 and I'd shoot it reluctantly at ISO 400 and never higher. The LX5 was about the same, maybe just slightly better. I heard that the S95 was essentially unchanged from the S90 in that respect. To the extent you could tell from the images in the video, the S100 looks plenty useable right up to 1600 and probably 3200 in an emergency, very much like the GRD4 and very close to the X10. Man, these little sensors are getting GOOD! Seriously impressive. M43 really needs to up its game and it doesn't appear there's any physical reason it can't.

    -Ray
     
  17. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Aha, gotcha.