S100 is a third reincarnation of Canon’s S series that started in 2009 with S90. A year later, Canon lunched an improved version and called it S95 in 2010. Finally, in late 2011 S100 was launched.
We have used S90 as our main family point-and-shoot for a couple of years and have been quite happy with it bar some usability annoyances like the way-too-loose rear wheel that is so easy to move by accident, inability to use optical zoom when shooting video etc. But then, a few weeks ago, the flash stopped working. When I found out that the repair would cost me £65 (which is about how much you can now sell S90 for on ebay) I felt it would be more sensible to upgrade to something a bit more up to date. After a bit of research and after considering several other cameras like Nikon 1 and Fuji X10 I again settled on Canon. The main aspects influencing my choice were (in priority order):
- Image quality
- Size and portability
- Build quality