Canon Powershot SX100 IS Review

Review Date: November 15th 2007
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
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Conclusion

Conclusion


Ratings (out of 5)
Design
4
Features
4
Ease-of-Use
4
Image Quality
4
Value for Money
5

So does the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS live up to its billing as a super zoom for all the family? OK, so it eats up batteries in a particularly greedy fashion and images can be noisy if you stray above ISO 400, but the build, the ease of use, the range of family-orientated features and that 299 price point bound to drop to 250 with a little hunting around should ensure it wins fans among those who want that extra zoom range, but don't need all the bells and whistles of an enthusiast-targeted super zoom along with it. There are a few niggles namely the inability to adjust the zoom when in video mode, and that flimsy control dial that can slip between settings but, even when you factor in the power hungriness, these aren't quite enough to have you anywhere close to dismissing the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS entirely. In fact overall the SX100 IS adds up to one of the more competent performers out there in this price bracket, boasting just the sort of shot-to-shot reliability you want when it's potentially being passed around everyone from little Agnes to Grandma. I was expecting a performance that was OK and was pleasantly surprised when the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS exceeded it. So that's another recommendation from the PhotographyBLOG crew for those wanting an all-singing, all-dancing big zoom compact, but without too many distracting specifications or a hefty price tag in tow.

Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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