Friday, September 16, 2011

Canon S100 or SX40

There is a new Canon baby in town! Seriously, I'm rethinking my future G12 purchase because of the just released S100. According to Digital Photography's Review:

The S100 is in effect a whole new camera compared to the S95; almost every key feature has been upgraded or updated:
  • 24-120mm (equivalent) lens range, F2.0-5.9, built-in neutral density filter
  • 12.1 MP 1/1.7" Canon CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 5 image processor
  • ISO 80-6400
  • 2.3 fps continuous shooting (9.6 fps for 8 frames in High-Speed burst mode)
  • Full HD (1080p24) movie recording; H.264 compression, MOV format
  • Optical zoom in movie mode
  •  Super slow motion movie recording (640 x 480 @ 120fps, 320 x 340 @ 240 fps)
  • Direct movie record button
  •  Built-in GPS unit with image tagging and logger functions 
Frankly, I don't care about the built-in GPS tracker but I do care about its high sensitivity' CMOS sensor in the 1/1.7" format. This feature allowed Canon to increased s100's ISO to 6400! Wow lang.

On the other hand, this baby also looks smashing!

I've read (and been told) that the SX series' optical zooming capabilities are also pretty impressive. In addition to that, its low light performance are decent too, kinda like that of S95 (which is not bad at all)! However, what sold the SX40 to me, aside from the 35x Optical Zoom) was its 24mm ultra Wide-Angle lens. O di ba ang bongga!

G12 has officially been ousted as the replacement for my 3-1/3-year-old Canon Ixy point and shoot. I never wanted those fancy schmancy DSLRs so I'm quite happy that Canon released these 2 new digital compact cameras. The only problem now is what exactly to choose. But first, must make a pros and cons list.

1 comment:

Rah said...

Wow, ang bilis talaga magaupgade ng Canon. Every 6 months may bago.

I'll get the s100 any day. S95 was my dream point and shoot camera. G12 isn't that bad, too. But I really prefer a camera that i can pocket.

Good luck with your choice. :)