The Canon PowerShot S100 performs admirably in low light, with well-controlled noise throughout its ISO sensitivity range (see full image)

The s100 is capable of reproducing faithful colours with just the right amount of vibrancy to inject some punch into jpegs

The s100 is capable of reproducing faithful colours with just the right amount of vibrancy to inject some punch into jpegs

The S100 is capable of reproducing faithful colours with just the right amount of vibrancy to inject some punch into JPEGs (see full image)

The excellent 5x optical zoom lens can focus down to 3cm away providing plenty of scope for detailed close ups

The excellent 5x optical zoom lens can focus down to 3cm away, providing plenty of scope for detailed close-ups

The excellent 5x optical zoom lens can focus down to 3cm away, providing plenty of scope for detailed close-ups (see full image)

The s100 s metering system proves accurate in most situations producing even exposures

The s100's metering system proves accurate in most situations, producing even exposures

The S100's metering system proves accurate in most situations, producing even exposures (see full image)

The camera s larger than average 12mp cmos sensor is capable of resolving an impressive level of detail

The camera's larger-than-average 12mp cmos sensor is capable of resolving an impressive level of detail

The camera's larger-than-average 12Mp CMOS sensor resolves detail well (see full image)

24mm: The S100's 5x optical zoom lens, (24–120mm equivalent) offers a versatile focal range (see full image)

120mm: The S100's 5x optical zoom lens, (24–120mm equivalent) offers a versatile focal range (see full image)