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Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1511 reviews of Canon PowerShot SX100 IS. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the zoom and portability are generally positive. The image quality and performance also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the flash, and there are some less positive opinions about the glare and memory.

usability, performance, image quality, portability, zoom

viewfinder, memory, glare

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 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. Reviewers really like the performance and size. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. Many are critical about the durability and viewfinder, and the shutter and exposure get mixed views.

usability, image quality, portability, size, performance

viewfinder, durability

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

Feb, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 907 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX100 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the portability and zoom are on the whole positive. The performance and image quality also get good views. Many are less positive about the memory and glare.

usability, image quality, performance, zoom, portability

viewfinder, glare, memory

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

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Lars Rehm , Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Full Review

 

The PowerShot SX100 IS is the first model in Canon's new SX series of budget super zoom compact cameras, and in the Powershot line-up slots in somewhere between the tried and tested A-Series and the more upmarket S5 IS. Canon's engineers combined the...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS review

 

The magic number for megazoom cameras seems to be 300--dollars, that is. Canon's last-generation PowerShot S3 IS remains quite popular despite the release of a new model, the S5 IS , while similarly priced competitors, such as the Panasonic Lumix...

First-rate photo quality; full set of manual exposure controls; optical image stabilization; electronic lens cover.

Too easy to accidentally click instead of scroll when navigating; no optical zoom in movie capture.

Though the Canon PowerShot SX100 produces excellent photos, other aspects of the camera--some performance issues and operational annoyances, to name two--dim its luster.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

 

Although the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS is a little bulky for a compact digital camera, it is still a great accessory to take on trips and family events. If you need a high-quality camera that features great enhancements (including face detection), then...

Great quality- shoots breathtaking 8 megapixel stillsVersatile- shots up to ISO 1600 at 10x optical/4x digital zoom

Compact- a little on the bulky sideNeeds power- short battery lifeSlow- image processing and warm-up time frustrate

The Canon PowerShot SX100 IS is much more compact than similar digital...

Nov, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Canon Powershot SX100 IS Review

 

Still, pick up the Canon Powershot SX100 IS, play around with its firm yet responsive controls, and that price seems very fair. The camera feels impressively...

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 ...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Michael R. Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

It's not going to fit in your pocket, but if you can live with that limitation, the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS gives you a lot of camera -- and a very useful 10x optical zoom lens -- in a body that's still reasonably compact. The lens is coupled to an...

Excellent 10x zoom lens ; Optical image stabilization ; Pretty accurate exposure metering ; Good sharpness ; Good color without oversaturation common in consumer digicams ; Useful ISO range from 80 to 1,600 ; Minimal lens distortion ; Reasonably...

Not pocket-friendly ; Quite a bit of chromatic aberration extending well into the image ; Some consumers may find the images undersaturated ; High contrast in harsh lighting ; Noise (and the effects of noise reduction) can be intrusive, particularly at...

The Canon PowerShot SX100 IS stores images on Secure Digital or MultiMediaCard media, including the newer (and higher capacity) SDHC types. Images are framed and reviewed on a 2.5-inch color LCD display with 172,000 pixels -- not particularly high...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Review

 

The PowerShot S-series cameras have been some of my favorite ultra zoom cameras on the market. Will the SX100 fare just as well? Find out now, our review starts right now

Very good photo quality (though see issues below) ; Good value for the money ; 10X optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization ; Fairly sharp 2.5" LCD with good low light and outdoor visibility ; Full manual controls, plus plenty of scene modes...

Noticeable detail loss from noise reduction above ISO 200 (in low light) and ISO 400 (in good light); highest sensitivities not usable ; Redeye a big problem (though you can remove it in playback mode) ; Weak, slow-to-charge flash ; No multi-point...

There's a built-in lens cover on the SX100, so there's no clunky lens cap to deal with

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Jack Howard (popphoto.com)

Camera Test: Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

 

Looking at Canon's new 8.0 megapixel 10x (36-360mm f/2.8-4.3 35mm equivalent) optically stabilized zoom PowerShot SX100 IS (street: $299), one can't help but recall the old Sure Shot Owl 35mm camera. Sure, the Owl was a fixed focal length film camera,...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : jonathanb (dcamerareview.com)

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

 

The Canon PowerShot SX100 IS is an 8 megapixel digital camera with a 10x optical zoom lens - equivalent of 36 - 360mm (with optical image stabilization). The Canon PowerShot SX100 IS features a 2.5 inch LCD screen (no view … Continue reading →

The PowerShot SX100 IS digital camera will be available in ever-classic, never goes out of style black or silver colors. In stores beginning in October 2007, the PowerShot SX100 IS camera kit includes two AA Alkaline batteries, a 16MB MMC plus memory...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Review

 

Priced at Rs 19,000, the PowerShot SX100 IS is certainly expensive in India. At less than $300 (Rs 12,000) abroad, the camera is a steal for the features and performance it offers. If you have any friends coming from abroad, ask them to get you this...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Joe Eitel (devhardware.com)

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Super Zoom

 

In the past year or so, there has been a strong push for manufacturers to produce compact super-zoom digital cameras. The reason for this trend is that early super-zoom cameras, such as the Sony DSC-H3, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3, and the Kodak...

The SX100 offers a good number of usable features, as well as some nice manual controls for more advanced digital camera users. Here are some of the key specs for the SX100

Feb, 2008

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