Photos: Hands-on with the Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS
We've got hold of one of the first Canon IXUS 100 IS cameras to arrive in the UK. There are loads of colours available, but we went for the hot red one. We're funny like that
Behold the Canon IXUS 100 IS. It's very red, isn't it? We can't decide if we like it or not. On the one hand, colour has been missing from the IXUS camera range for a while. On the other hand, isn't painting the lens ring a bit much? There are other colours, you'll be glad to know.
Canon trumpets the 100 as the slimmest compact camera in the world, or something -- these slimmest whatevers change every ten minutes. No, we jest, it's just the thinnest IXUS ever. Canon has employed Apple's MacBook Air trick of tapering the edges to get the camera's 1cm width at its thinnest point. There's no denying the 100 is very slim, with the tapering edges making it slide into a pocket like a whippet down a drainpipe.
It includes a 1/2.3-inch CCD and packs a 3x optical zoom. Optical image stabilisation is on board, as well as a 15-second long shutter. Face detection is supplemented by blink detection, face-spotting self-timer and auto red-eye correction.
Click through our lovely hands-on pictures to see just what's so special about the IXUS 100.