The Canon S100—like its S-series predecessors—is an almost perfect compact camera with some drawbacks stemming from its pocket-friendly size. There's a lot of crazy tech on board. The Canon gods have outdone themselves; but that outdoing might be the camera's undoing.
There are approximately 4 bazillion point-and-shoot camera models on the market. Mostly, borderline disposable—yet the $400 S95 was Amazon's best-selling camera 'til they ran out. Clearly, people want a better camera. These three are the best.
The PowerShot S90 is our longstanding favorite point-and-shoot, and one of its few shortcomings was that it couldn't do HD video. The updated S95 shoots 720p video and does it in a slightly smaller body.
Canon just pulled the sheet off three new PowerShots: the S95, a 720p-shooting update of our good old friend the S90; the SX130 IS, a $250 ultra zoom; and the SD4500, a 1080p capable point-and-shoot with 10x optical zoom.