frontpage(1) Canon launches new Powershot S100

After a long wait, the new Canon Powershot S100 is officially launched in Singapore. With a slew of upgraded features from its predecessor, the Powershot S100 will represent yet another step closer to professional photography in a pocket-sized form.

frontpage(1) Canon launches new Powershot S100

Electronics giant Canon has launched the new Powershot S100 compact camera for photography enthusiasts in Singapore. The new pocket-sized powerhouse will feature a high performance lens with an ultra-wide coverage of 24mm, a 5x optical zoom, and a maximum aperture of f/2.0. The Canon boasts excellent low-light performance together with its DIGIC 5 image processor and High-Sensitivity (HS) system. Users can expect increased details, reduced image noise, and better color accuracy from the Powershot S100. The Multi-area White Balance function will also contribute to a natural appearance of the image when area-specific corrections are applied for a scene with multiple light sources.

The Intelligent Image Stabilization (IS) system is an impressive feature which includes a group of seven IS modes, all of which can be automatically selected by the system when a suitable scene is detected. The Powershot S100 is also able to record full High Definition (HD) 1080p videos at 24 frames per second (fps) while being zoom-capable across the session. It also comes with the Super Slow Motion Movie mode which records at 240fps in Quarter Video Graphics Array (QVGA) quality or 120fps in VGA quality.

As a final touch, an integrated GPS system logs the location of each photo produced, as well as the journey taken between the shots, which is a great feature for travellers. The Canon Powershot S100 will be available in stores today (7 December 2011) at just S$699.