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Reivew of Canon Powershot SX100 IS

Basic Review

We bought a Canon Powershot SX100 IS prior to our trip to Cancun along with some Energizer rechargeable batteries and a 2 GB memory card.

We used this camera extensively through the trip and it performed well for us. I had it set to take pictures at 1600×1200 resolution and I did not adjust the video settings much to my chagrin. =(

We tool 1.12 GB in pictures and videos. The videos were way too small, condom almost unusable, but that is my fault for not checking the setting for that. I was not expecting to use the function too much and then Tanya started to use it quite a bit. I did not think of checking the settings for it until we returned home, and then it was like ‘Crap!’.

It was easy to take pictures, zoom, and adjust the settings. The camera worked really well for us. Night pictures, as usual, are not so easy to take without blurring the crap out of it, but we managed to get some decent pictures with a little adjusting. I really need to learn more about how to take better night pictures.

As a side note the Rechargeable Energized Batteries that we bought lasted 4 or 5 days with continuous picture and video taking and viewing. That worked well for us.


My first complaint is the screen is really hard to see in sunlight. Being that we were in the Carribean that was quite annoying for some of the time. Other than that it has been a great camera.

One last thing, and this has proven to be quite an inconvenience at least for our situation, for others this may not matter at all. Once you delete pictures from the memory card while in the camera you are not able to put them back on it. If I had a SD card reader or something like that it might not be such an annoyance, but we do not and burning CD’s is not so easy at this time. Transporting the camera is the easiest solution for showing people pictures until we get them posted. Once we get a new computer or get my burner up and running this should not be an issue.


Overall I would give the camera a really solid 4 of 5. It was comfortable to hold and light weight. It is easy to use works well.

Catching up…


So life has been busy. Tanya was back in Belarus for 3 months to finish the first half of the last year of her degree in Economics (or something like that). It was a long three months and several people have said I was lost while she was gone. I was in many ways. =) I really missed her and I am soooo very glad to have her back.

Real Estate License

I have been studying for my Real Estate Sales License. That has been a slow and painful process. There was a lot more to it than I expected, there but it has been very good information to know. I really look forward to having this done and so does Tanya, stomach that way I can move forward with life’s plans.


Tanya and I bound for Cancun for the first week in December, this site which will be a lot of fun. We will be alone with the sun and the water at an all inclusive resort. This is kind of our birthday/New Years/Christmas presents to each other.

New Digital Camera

In preparation for the trip we have bought a digital camera: a Canon CAPSSX100B PowerShot SX100 IS (8 Megapixel, 10x optical zoom). The camera that I bought in St. Martin N.A. (Canon EOS 5000) in like 1994 has seen its better days and has been dropped way to many times. If you know me you will know how unfortunate this camera was to have me as its owner. It has served me well but it is not working so well, plus it is a pain in the but to have the film developed and them make a CD of it.

New Computer

We are also going to be looking at getting a new computer for Christmas as well. This is an expensive Christmas for us, but we really need a new one. The girls are going bonkers because of how slow mine is. =(

Computer Work

I spent a bit of time doing a full reinstall and update of Windows XP for my mother’s work computer. That was fun as all full reinstalls are. I also replaces the Bios Battery thingy for the mother board in another.


For Thanksgiving we will be going to my sisters house up North and then on Friday we will have another Thanksgiving with my Wife and grandmother as Tanya has to work all day on Thanksgiving. My poor hardworking and wonderful wife. I love her so very much.

Church Website

I am also taking over the maintenance of my churches website :The Free Congregation of Sauk County. I have started with that and eventually we will go through a complete redesign.

Digital Camera Research Links

Here is a collection of the links that I have used in the process in helping others to purchase a digital camera. If you are looking for one I hope that you find these of some use! Some of these are a little bit dated but still quite useful.

Digital Camera Memory Types