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Canon PowerShot S45

alaTest has collected and analyzed 491 reviews of Canon PowerShot S45. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the size and performance. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the contrast and storage. There are mixed views on the reliability and price.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, size

shutter, low-light, focus, storage, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot S45 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot S45

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S45 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and performance. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the reliability and shutter.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, durability

shutter, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Powershot S45 Digital Camera [4MP 3xOptical]Canon Powershot S45 Digital Camera [4MP 3xOptical]

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot S45

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S45 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and performance. The image quality and usability also get good views. Reviews are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the focus and low light performance.

portability, usability, image quality, performance, price

flash, low-light, focus

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot S45 4MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical ZoomCanon PowerShot S45 4MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot S45

 

Small metal body ; Can save favorite settings ; Full manual controls ; AF illuminator ; Very good movie mode

Red-eye sometimes a problem ; No diopter correction setting ; Clumsy four-way menu switch

Apr, 2003

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

PowerShot S45: Pricey, But Good

 

Size, appearance, and functionality place the Canon PowerShot S45 ($649 direct) midway between the company's loaded-for-bear G3 and subcompact Digital Elph digital cameras. Designed to appeal to users who want versatility and control, the S45 delivers...

Mar, 2003

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot S45 Review

 

A year after I reviewed the PowerShot S40 I'm here reviewing a camera which to all intents and purposes looks identical to that camera. The PowerShot S45 has the same case, lens, CCD sensor, LCD, control layout etc. as the S40. However what has changed...

Excellent resolution (much better than we expected from such a small lens) Good metering, good tonal balance which maintains shadow detail Good natural light white balance, strong and balanced colours Good control over cameras internal processing...

Poor to average macro performance Vignetting at wide angle and maximum aperture Nine-point AiAF not available in P, TV, AV, M or C exposure modes Average flash performance Poorly designed multi-controller (pressing SET can be hit and miss) Location of...

Here's my rating of the Canon PowerShot S45: (4 megapixel compact)

Nov, 2002

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot S45

 

Other features include a full range of exposure modes; Program AE with Shift, Shutter speed-priority, Aperture-priority, Full Manual, AE Bracketing and a host of pre-programmed "Image Zone" modes. A 9-Point AiAF autofocus system with manual focus...

Even when the camera is set to record images in one of the JPEG settings, the PowerShot S45 allows the captured image to be saved as a RAW file after it is recorded. This feature can be accessed at any time during the Review period immediately after...

Jan, 2003

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot S45 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

Canon U.S.A. has long been a strong contender in both film and digital camera markets, well-known for its high-quality optics, technical innovations, and aggressive product development. Since early 2001, Canon has released a full complement of new...

Feb, 2003

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Canon PowerShot S45

 

The S45 is a "light" version of Canon's flagship PowerShot G3. It offers most of the new G3 features, including the DIGIC image processor, FlexiZone AF, improved movie mode, and the light guide flash. What is it missing? The hot shoe, flip-out LCD, and...

Excellent photo quality ; Robust performance ; Has an AF illuminator lamp ; Lots of manual controls (the G3 has more, though) ; FlexiZone focusing system lets you focus on any area of frame; 9 point AiAF for automatic modes too ; Impressive movie,...

Redeye noticeable if not directly in line with flash ; Images smoother (less sharp-looking) than other cameras ; No diopter correction knob ; No live histogram in record mode ; Four-way switch poorly designed ; Proprietary battery

The Canon PowerShot S45 is a worthy upgrade of the S40, much like how the G3 improved upon the already excellent G2. I wouldn't race out and buy it if I was an S40 owner, but if I was looking for a very capable camera in a smaller body than the G3,...

Feb, 2003

Expert review by (ixbtlabs.com)

Canon PowerShot S45 vs. Nikon COOLPIX 4300

 

Although the cameras are of the same class and price range, they areactually very different.

Mar, 2003

Consumer review (ciao.com)

canon s45

 

Canon PowerShot S45 A review by K1v4 on Canon PowerShot S45 Mar 20, 2009 Author's product rating: Photo Quality OK Range of Features Good Ease of Use Easy Design & Look Good Value for Money OK Advantages: 1 . 8 - inch color LCD viewfinder/monitor ....

good

none

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

A Comparative Review

 

I have made deliberate attempts to produce chromic aberrations, and have been inconsistently successful, having produced the dreaded purple fringe only on some shots, and visible only after extensive enlargement. I have not yet had a picture that I...

a larger D-SLR body

nothing

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Canon PowerShot S45

 

the specification: Format Compact Price (street) Also known as Release Status Discontinued Max resolution 2272 x 1704 Low resolution 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480 Image ratio w:h 4:3 Effective pixels 3.9 million Sensor photo detectors 4.1 million...

good

none

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Display

Display:LCD

Lens System

Digital Zoom:3.6
Focal length range (f-f):0.28 - 0.839
Optical Zoom:3

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90

Other Features

Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.41 x 1.65 x 2.28

Picture Quality

Megapixel:4

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:9.17