Canon S100 In Stock at B&H

BBW

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Jul 7, 2010
betwixt and between
BB
I am really looking forward to hearing a first hand user review. I was extremely pleased to see it had the 24mm end covered. If I hadn't already decided on the Fuji X10 this would have been extremely tempting due to its size, and more.
 

Crsnydertx

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Jan 21, 2011
Houston, TX
Chuck
BB, one of the downsides of 24 mm and 5:1 zoom is that the S100's minimum aperture at full (telephoto) zoom is f/5.9; that seems awfully limiting to me. I think your X10's f/2.8 at maximum zoom is more appealing, even if you don't have the 24 mm wide angle.
 

Amin

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Jul 3, 2010
The biggest tradeoff is size vs speed at the telephoto end. The Canon is easily pants pocketable, even smaller than a GRD.
 
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Ray Sachs

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Sep 21, 2010
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
I saw one of these at a Best Buy today. Man, I forget just how flipping SMALL these little Canon's are. They're really amazingly tiny for a quality piece of photo equipment. It looked and felt even smaller than I remember the S90 being, but that probably has more to do with how bad my memory is than anything to do with the S90. I guess I just kept getting better cameras and rationalizing that "they're really not THAT much bigger... But they ARE. If I thought I'd literally keep it with me, I'd think about buying one (or getting a deal on another S90 or S95) just to have it available all the time. I know from past experience that I wouldn't keep it with me though, so I'm not gonna do it. But for someone who would, it's a pretty sweet little package... I was always happy with the IQ from that camera - not the speed (either operational or aperture), but given that you can't have everything it presents a pretty reasonable set of compromises...

-Ray
 
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Amin

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Jul 3, 2010
I guess I just kept getting better cameras and rationalizing that "they're really not THAT much bigger... But they ARE. If I thought I'd literally keep it with me, I'd think about buying one (or getting a deal on another S90 or S95) just to have it available all the time. I know from past experience that I wouldn't keep it with me though, so I'm not gonna do it.
Ray, I've gone through that exact same exercise at least 3 or 4 times and come to the same conclusion as you. I now know I wouldn't keep it with me, so that's that!
 

Crsnydertx

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Jan 21, 2011
Houston, TX
Chuck
My "keep with me" camera has become the GRD3; rides in a belt case, right next to my iPhone 4s. When I think I might need a zoom, the tiny S90 in an Olympus Neoprene Sport Case takes the place of the GRD3. Just can't accept the iPhone as a real camera...

Still mulling over the S100, but unlikely to go that route. S90 is good enough for that opportunistic snapshot, and the GRD3 is just so much fun....!
 
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