We were amused by a particular endorsement that the Canon PowerShot S95 got when it initially introduced last October. It seems that New York Times technology columnist David Pogue was so impressed with the forementioned camera, he wrote his review in the form of a love letter! We posted a link to the article in an earlier CWS blog entry, but to save you time, here it is : http://tinyurl.com/4426le8 While we at CWS are not the sort to send flowers or buy chocolates for ANY piece of photo equiptment, we do agree with David Pogue that the S95 is a special camera. There has been no other camera that combines a small pocket camera size with a LARGE image sensor and a fast F2.0 lens. Add to that HD video and the ability to shoot RAW files & it makes for an irresistable combination that has made the S95 one of our best selling cameras. So when Canon announced that the S95 will shortly be upgraded to the new PowerShot S100, we wondered if there would be any additional features that would compel Mr Pogue to get a new batch of bon-bons.... So what are the upgrades that the S100 offer? Here come the bullets!
  • 12.1 MP CMOS Sensor
  • 5x Optical Zoom - 24-120 mm Equivalent (35MM)
  • 3.0" TFT Color Display
  • New DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 1920 x 1080p HD Video W/Stereo Sound
  • Fast f/2.0-5.9 Lens for Low Light Photos
  • Control Ring for Easy Manual Control
  • Intelligent IS Image Stabilization, ISO Speeds Up to 6400 &  33 Shooting Modes for Better Control
Wanna know more?  Here's the Canon USA link to their S100 page: http://tinyurl.com/3std6nl . We should be getting the S100 in the store by October 15th in Black and Titanium Silver (as shown). It will be more expensive ($429.95) than the S95  but the added features appear to be worth the additional cost. The S95 is still currently available if you'd prefer the tried & true model. In the meanwhile, we'll let you know if David Pogue buys a Hallmark card to go along with the bon-bons... And we are taking pre-orders, so if you want to be the first on the block to have this beauty, give us a call or shoot us an e-mail today! Footnote -Canon announced a delay in initial shipments of the S100 - It's not expected to ship before the 15th of November at this time.

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