Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Camera Review

Posted: December 5, 2011
Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Camera Review

The Canon PowerShot S100 digital camera has more than just 12.1 megapixels and a DIGIC 5 image processor. It also comes with a built in GPS with image location tagging! Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey take a look at the S100 for Gadget Pr0n.

What You Need To Know

  • The PowerShot S100 digital camera is pretty powerful and shares a lot with the S95.
  • This camera is slightly smaller and weighs only 0.4 lbs.
  • The build quality is excellent and features a 3" LCD screen.
  • There's also a full size HDMI port.
  • What's really amazing is that the camera allows you to shoot in the jpeg and RAW format.
  • The new lens can zoom in 5x instead of only 3.8 (like the last PowerShot camera).
  • The ring around the base can be set to change a multitude of manual settings.
  • The optics have been improved and more light is allowed with an f/2.0 aperture.
  • The aperture closes as the camera is zoomed so at full zoom, the aperture closes all the way down to F5.8.
  • There are also 7 different stabilizer modes that the camera automatically chooses.
  • The camera can shoot 1080p video which is easy to do, thanks to a dedicated button that Canon has started to add to their cameras.
  • Instead of having to change the shooting mode, you can just hit the button.
  • You can also zoom while shooting video.
  • The video looked sharp and clear and we liked how smoothly it adjusted to low light.
  • Colors did come off as a bit over-saturated.
  • There is also a slow motion playback setting.
  • The GPS tagging lets you know where photos were taken.
  • The photos looked great: a lot of customization allows you to shoot great photos.
  • There was little noise and high contrast, and vibrant colors even in low light.
  • Outside photos showed a lot of detail for a camera of this size.
  • The camera's macro setting lets you focus on an object as close as 3 cm to the lens.


  • $429 on Amazon.


  • 4 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • You can customize more manual shooting settings than most compact cameras.
  • The price is a little expensive but if you know a photographer looking for a compact yet customizable camera, ths S100 would be a great holiday gift

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