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Good: An entertaining camera to use, can give great results.
Bad: Complex menus could frustrate beginners, and unstable OS can annoy.
Comment: Upside: This little camera is capable of taking an excellent picture, especially considering the physical size of the optics. It is fun to use, with an astonishing range of functions that kept me entertained for hours! For a small digital camera it has 'character' and is worth considering as an 'in your bag all the time' camera. I like how the lens assembly is protected internally and by the sliding cover. Recharging by USB is handy. I like the touch screen, despite it's sensitiveness. The OLED screen is very big, bright and clear. The S100 has some handy editing functions including the 'glamour retouch' for portrait shots - cool! Now that it has been out a while, it is much more affordable - less than 100 pounds. I'd say it's the most fun compact camera I've used!
Downside: Heavy on battery - you'll need too recharge often on a busy day. Playback is complicated and can 'crash' frequently requiring a restart. While it can take excellent pics, it can randomly get it utterly wrong - it's a bit too clever for itself. Despite the trendy look of it, I would not recommend this as gift for someone new to photography. It's too hard to use in a hurry and can give mixed results for those just wanting a point and shoot thing.
Good: Good video
Comment: I purchased the S100 Cannon Power Shot when it first came out. I do not recall what went wrong with it, but I had to get a replacement. Now the replacement is almost a year old, I am on vacation, and all of a sudden I am getting a lens error. I am unable to use the camera, and in researching the 'lens error' on the internet, I find this is a very frequent issue with Cannon compacts. I do not recommend purchase.
Comment: love that one
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