Product Type: Canon digital cameras
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Canon Digital Ixus 100 IS
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Canon Digital Ixus 100 IS
Advantages: Near perfect pictures nearly all the time. Very small and compact
Disadvantages: 3x zoom is restrictive in some cases
I purchased this camera having, believe it or not, previously survived the best part of my 25+ year long life only ever using a camera phone to take mostly grainy pictures of indecipherable objects in the distance.
When the offer of a holiday of a lifetime trip to Alaska and a conveniently timed pay rise came along this just had to change. I decided to treat myself to the Ixus 100 and I'm glad it changed as well. The Ixus 100 captured the trip perfectly from start to finish in amazing 12mp photos and HD video that will never be forgotten.
For a compact camera, at first sight, the Ixus 100 appears a little expensive and a little...little! Don't be fooled though, there's a lot of power in the little package that made for some amazing photography both on my holiday and since my return.
It's not going to make a professional photographer out of anyone overnight despite the various automatic features to get the best out of your shots but it certainly has the ability to capture something that could pass as professional with the right eye for a good image behind the lens.
The colour range the camera appears capable of is as good as could be hoped for from a camera of this price and I tend to find that the auto-adjustments offered by the likes of photoshop or other editing suites are minimal so it must be doing something right!
It's size make it perfect for slipping in and out of your pocket or bag at short notice and it can ready for action from standby in under 3 seconds if ready to hand ensuring you catch the majority of those important moments without panic.
The flash is more than adequate to light up a dim lit room although I mostly prefer to use the night mode setting instead as the flash can sometimes be too harsh while night mode compensates suitably.
The only feature I feel the Ixus 100 lets itself down with is the 3x zoom which is significantly less than other cameras available in a similar price range. As I don't have access to test these cameras as well it's hard to say whether the additional zoom ability is traded against picture quality but this is a definite consideration to make if you plan on taking a lot of photos some distance from where the action takes place.
Summary: Almost perfection if it wasn't for the stingy zoom ability
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