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Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

8MP Compact Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom
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32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
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“Its high resolution (8 Megapixels) sensor coupled with a sharp lens will capture the skin tones of your kids perfectly. With its long zoom (10x) in a compact-sized body, you can take those candid shots of kids & pets anytime without startling them…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
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“Equipped with a sharp 10x super-zoom lens and fast image capture times, the Canon SX100IS IS will freeze action at the press of a button, and you won’t miss the winner’s moment of glory at the finish line. With its good low light performance and…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Canon SX100IS is the miniature cousin of Canon’s popular Powershot S-series of ultrazoom cameras. With a 36-360mm (10x) zoom lens, the SX100IS can zoom in up close for fast action and sports photos, yet still fits inside a small 1.8 in. body…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
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“The SX100IS is the little brother of Canon’s full-featured S5 IS - the SX100 packs a slightly smaller 36-360mm (10x) zoom range and comes in a much smaller 1.8” thick size. Beyond that it’s a similar camera - the 36-360mm zoom range…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Canon SX100IS is the first camera in a new compact ultrazoom line, becoming the first Canon camera to include a large 10x zoom into a compact body. Featuring a 36-360mm zoom range, the SX100 is quite capable of zooming in for close-up shots of sports…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Canon SX100IS is the first camera in a new compact ultrazoom line, becoming the first Canon camera to include a large 10x zoom into a compact body. Featuring a 36-360mm zoom range, the SX100 is quite capable of zooming in for close-up shots of sports…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Canon SX100IS is the first camera in a new compact ultrazoom line, becoming the first Canon camera to include a large 10x zoom into a compact body. Featuring a 36-360mm zoom range, the SX100 is quite capable of zooming in for close-up shots of sports…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Canon SX100IS is the first camera in a new compact ultrazoom line, becoming the first Canon camera to include a large 10x zoom into a compact body. Featuring a 36-360mm zoom range, the SX100 is quite capable of zooming in for close-up shots of sports…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Canon SC100 IS is superzoom without an eye-level viewfinder, which is a first of its kind from Canon. It offers 8MP resolution and ISO rating up to 1600. It is 1.8” thick and has a sharp 10x zoom lens (36-380mm equivalent on a 35 mm film…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Canon SX100IS is the miniature cousin of Canon’s popular Powershot S-series of ultrazoom cameras. With a 36-360mm (10x) zoom lens, the SX100IS can zoom in up close for fast action and sports photos, yet still fits inside a small 1.8 in. body…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The SX100IS is the little brother of Canon’s full-featured S5 IS - the SX100 packs a slightly smaller 36-360mm (10x) zoom range and comes in a much smaller 1.8” thick size. Like the other Canon cameras, the SX100IS uses a more conservative…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The SX100IS is the little brother of Canon’s full-featured S5 IS - the SX100 packs a slightly smaller 36-360mm (10x) zoom range and comes in a much smaller 1.8” thick size. Like the other Canon cameras, the SX100IS uses a more conservative…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The SX100IS is the little brother of Canon’s full-featured S5 IS - the SX100 packs a slightly smaller 36-360mm (10x) zoom range and comes in a much smaller 1.8” thick size. Like the other Canon cameras, the SX100IS uses a more conservative…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“A compact-sized ultrazoom camera, the SX100 features a large 36-360mm (10x) zoom that lets you zoom in close for most fast action events that are far away. With an f2.8-4.3 aperture, the SX100 takes in about an average amount of light. High-ISO on the…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Canon PowerShot SX100 IS is a superzoom without an eye-level viewfinder, a first of its kind from Canon. It offers an 8MP resolution sensor and is equipped with a sharp 10x super-zoom lens that is a snappy performer. The camera runs on 2 AA…”

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