The 8-megapixel Canon SX100 IS is the first in a new range combining the advanced functionality and affordability of the 'A' series with an extended 10x optical zoom.
Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Review
The Canon SX100 IS is the first in a new range combining the advanced functionality and affordability of the ‘A’ series with an extended 10x optical zoom. Other noteworthy features include an 8MP CCD sensor, optical image stabilisation, a 2.5in LCD screen and features such as face detection and 18 shooting modes, alongside manual control.
The SX100 IS is a bit bulky in the palm and lacks a feeling of build quality. A slight shutter lag is noticeable in operation, and the 2.5in LCD screen could also do with a boost to its sub-standard 172k pixel resolution.
An affordable and well specified, if slightly bulky, superzoom proposition.
Flash Modes:Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Metering System:Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)
Exposure Modes:Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, +14 scene modes
Shutter Speeds:1/60 - 1/2500 sec
File Formats:JPEG, AVI Movie Mode
LCD:2.5in, 172,000 dots
Lens:36-360mm - 10x Optical Zoom
Sensor:8MP, 1/2.5” CCD
Dimensions:109 x 71 x 47mm
Sample Photos:View sample shots of the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS