PowerShot and EOS
I received a few tidbits of information of coming products for Photokina.
S100 Replacement with Wifi
G12 Replacement that isn’t much different than the current one. Same sensor size as the G12.
A new SX big zoom PowerShot is coming.
A full frame EOS between the 7D and 5D Mark III with touchscreen and 20mp (most mentions have been 22mp)
I’m not 100% sure about a new EOS camera, though there are press events all over the planet next week. Announcing EOS with Pixma and PowerShot has happened before, and Canon could use a splash at Photokina if Nikon does indeed announce their inexpensive fullframe D600.
Stock levels of the 5D Mark II seem to be depleting in various places around the globe as well.
Canon has issued a product advisory on the Canon PowerShot S100
It has been confirmed that some PowerShot S100 digital cameras encounter a lens error caused by a disconnected part inside the camera. This announcement conveys the details of the issue and Canon’s service policy for affected cameras.
Canon continuously strives to provide our customers with high quality, reliable products that can be used with confidence. We offer our sincerest apologies to any customers who have been inconvenienced.
Some PowerShot S100 units (with the serial numbers listed below) may encounter a lens error due to a part becoming disconnected inside the lens. In particular, this lens error may occur when the camera is used in certain environmental conditions such as high temperature and/or humidity.
Some PowerShot S100 Digital Cameras within the following serial number range:
The first and second digits of the camera’s serial number are any number from”29″ through”41.”
For example: ”29xxxxxxxxxx”, “30xxxxxxxxxx”………”41xxxxxxxxxx”
(The [x] characters shown above represent the remaining characters of the product’s serial number.)
B&H has em!
B&H has a limited quantity of black Canon PowerShot S100′s in stock.
I have finally had the chance to play with one, and I may actually replace my S90 with an S100.
Canon PowerShot S100 (Black) @ B&H $429
The wonderful little Canon PowerShot S100 in silver is in stock at B&H in limited quantities.
Canon S100 (Silver) @ B&H $429
Canon PowerShot S100 Reviews
Below are a few S100 reviews from around the web.
A regular of the CR Forums has posted a mini review of the PowerShot S100. He’s taken the time to post some comparisons against the PowerShot S95.
A Snippet from the review:
Overall, I’m really pleased with the S100. It will be good for all of the things my S95 is good for…and do them a little better across the board. The frame rate is faster, it seems to focus more rapidly (still slow compared to a dSLR), but in particular the dramatic improvement in ISO noise means not only better low light performance, but also higher possible shutter speeds in brighter conditions.
Read the Review
Canon PowerShot S100 @ B&H Photo
London, UK, 15th September 2011 – Canon today announces the launch of the new PowerShot S100 – a powerful, versatile and highly compact camera offering photographers extensive control and leading image quality. The most advanced PowerShot S-series model to date, the PowerShot S100 surpasses the high standards set by its acclaimed predecessor, featuring a new f/2.0 Canon lens and an enhanced HS System, which combines an elite high-sensitivity sensor with the very latest in Canon processing technology – DIGIC 5.
Packed with upgrades, the PowerShot S100 marks a true step forward for the PowerShot S-series. Its 24mm ultra-wide angle, 5.0x optical zoom genuine Canon lens provides greater power and flexibility, and combines with Canon’s Intelligent Image Stabilizer (IS) system to deliver crisp, clear images in stills and movies. GPS functionality records the time and location of every shot, Full HD movie recording captures stunning video, and the powerful DIGIC 5 processor offers fast shooting speeds and even better image quality in all conditions. All of these new features also come in a super-slim body measuring just 26.7mm front-to-back, available in matte black and titanium silver variants.
The HS System with DIGIC 5 – new levels of power
The PowerShot S100 features the most powerful implementation of the HS System yet. Building on the PowerShot S-series’ reputation for providing high-quality, low noise images in low light, the enhanced HS System optimally combines DIGIC 5 processing with a high-sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel 1/1.7-type CMOS developed using Canon EOS sensor know-how – providing an even more powerful basis for low light photography. Supporting a maximum ISO of 6400 at full resolution, the camera fully-utilises the high performance of the CMOS sensor and the power of DIGIC 5 to reduce image noise – offering the reassurance of excellent image quality in all conditions.
Designed to achieve new and advanced levels of image quality, DIGIC 5 analyses four times more image information to create each pixel, recording more detail and colour from a scene than ever before. Processing speed is also six times faster compared to the previous processor, efficiently managing the increase in scene information and simultaneously reducing the appearance of image noise by up to 75%1.
Genuine Canon lens with Intelligent Image Stabilizer
The PowerShot S100 features a new, high performance lens developed and manufactured using the same methods and expertise as Canon’s leading EF lenses. A benchmark in Canon optical technology, the lens supports 24mm ultra-wide angle coverage for shooting horizons and landscapes, and an extended 5.0x optical zoom for zooming into distant scenes or subjects – all while offering a bright f/2.0 maximum aperture, and a light and compact design.
Intelligent IS utilises Canon’s highly-effective 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer to counter camera shake in stills and Full HD movies. Providing seven modes of stabilisation2, Intelligent IS automatically identifies the scene and adapts the optical Image Stabilizer settings for optimal compensation. Panning IS is ideal for following racetrack action, ensuring the IS system only corrects the axis vertical to the direction of movement, while Macro IS features Hybrid IS technology for shooting clear close-ups. Powered IS uses Canon camcorder technology to film distant subjects when using the zoom, while Tripod mode switches off IS when the camera is on a stable surface or attached to a tripod.
The PowerShot S100 offers full manual control over shooting settings and modes. Designed to fit seamlessly into a photographer’s existing workflow, it supports RAW format shooting and offers compatibility with Canon’s Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software as standard, providing a perfect second camera for DSLR users.
The popular Lens Control Ring, synonymous with the modern PowerShot S-series, also provides a tactile way to control picture settings such as focus and exposure. Users can assign the Lens Control Ring to a number of different image parameters, including shutter speed, ISO sensitivity and aperture, allowing them to fine tune their exposure in 1/3-stop increments. The ‘Ring Function’ button and rear Multi-Control Dial can also be custom-assigned to control other pre-selected functions, providing complete flexibility to serve different user styles.
High-speed and complete ease-of-use
Using the power of the DIGIC 5, the PowerShot S100 is ideal for capturing fast-moving action. High-speed Burst HQ is perfect for everything from sports to parties, capturing a rapid sequence of eight full resolution shots at up to 9.6 shots/sec. For recording the drama of high-speed action, Super Slow Motion Movie mode also records videos at 240 fps (QVGA quality) or 120 fps (VGA quality).
For easy shooting in a range of situations, Canon’s Smart Auto mode ensures great results by selecting the optimum settings for a scene from 32 variables. New Multi-area White Balance also makes images look more natural by detecting scenes with two different light sources and applying area-specific white balance correction. For instance, when shooting a portrait with flash under tungsten lighting, the camera will simultaneously apply tungsten white balance to the background and flash white balance to a person’s face, ensuring both the subject and background look natural.
A wealth of additional features
Ideal for users who want to record the location of every shot, the PowerShot S100′s integrated GPS unit records where and when images are taken, so users can keep an accurate record of the place and time their pictures are taken. Additionally, the GPS Logger facility records a user’s journey, allowing them to review their travels by using the supplied Map Utility software which integrates with Google Maps3.
Stunning Full HD (1080p) video is also captured at 24 frames per second with stereo sound. The 5.0x optical zoom can be used during video capture, while Dynamic IS and Powered IS mode within Intelligent IS counteract camera shake when recording whilst moving, or when using the zoom. An HDMI-CEC port makes it easy to share videos, allowing users to play images back on compatible HDTVs using the TV remote.
A large, premium-quality 7.5 cm (3.0″) PureColor II G LCD display is perfect for framing and playback, with a fine 461k dot resolution that offers high contrast and excellent colour reproduction. A tempered glass outer layer provides a wide viewing angle and resistance to scratches, and new grips on both the front and back of the camera body offer improved handling, making this the ideal pocket camera for enthusiasts.
Expand your possibilities
The PowerShot S100 is instantly compatible with a range of Canon accessories. The new HF-DC2 is an external flash unit that can be used to supplement the on-board flash, allowing users to capture a broader range of subjects. Users can also explore the world of underwater photography with the new optional Waterproof Case WP-DC43, which provides water resistance to depths of 40 metres and protects the camera from dust, dirt and damage – making it perfect for snorkelling or diving on holiday.
Share stories with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
Owners of the PowerShot S100 can also join the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, an online facility for sharing photos and video. The CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Online Photo Album provides up to 2GB of personal storage capacity – enough room for hundreds of high-quality images.
Canon PowerShot S100 – key features:
- High-sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel Canon CMOS (1/1.7 type)
- HS System with powerful DIGIC 5
- Ultra-wide 24mm, f/2.0, 5x zoom lens. Intelligent IS
- Lens Control Ring, NR Control & RAW
- Full HD, HDMI
- Large 7.5 cm (3.0″) LCD
- High-speed Burst HQ
- Smart Auto, Multi-area WB
- Optional Waterproof Case
Next Tuesday we will be seeing some more Canon announcements. Alas, no DSLRs will be announced. We’re reminding the folks of previous information.
PowerShot SX40 HS [CR3]
The second camera to be announced isn’t quite as definite, we’re pretty sure it’s an S95 replacement.
PowerShot S100 (tentative name) [CR2]
Again, there has been nothing about a G13, so it looks like the G12 will remain a current product for the time being. Could this be a sign the series is taking a turn? Here’s hoping.
Another theory is the “S100″ rumors we’re hearing are actually for a G13 and the “S” series isn’t getting an upgrade.
Along with the EOS updates coming, there’s obviously going to be some new PowerShots as well. Below are the confirmed models.
- 35x Zoom
- 12x Zoom
- 5x Zoom
I haven’t seen anything on a G12 replacement, which is odd.
Canon PowerShot S100
A brief bit of information in regards to the replacement of the S95. Apparently an S100 has shown up in an inventory system.
- 5x Zoom
- Available in September
This would mark a small increase in MP (2) and a small increase in zoom. No mention of video resolution.
New Cameras in August
We will be seeing new PowerShot cameras announced in August. I am told not to expect anything revolutionary in the line. Merely minor refreshes.
The most notable camera updates will be to the G12, S95 and SX30 IS.
I’m told a small megapixel bump to the G12 & S95 and 1080p video options. The SX30 IS replacement may move to the same type of image sensor as the aforementioned cameras.
Any rumor about CMOS based PowerShot’s have died off. There’s nothing in regards to a larger sensor PowerShot either.
All of this will heat up more over the next 60 days or so.
Canon G12 at B&H for $499