Some users of the Canon PowerShot S100 have reported a lens error that causes the zoom optics to malfunction. In its press release, Canon attributed the problem to a disconnected part inside the camera.
The company claims that the issue was caused by environmental conditions, such as high temperatures or humidity, and that only a particular batch of S100s are affected — those with serial numbers between "29" through "41", for example: "29xxxxxxxxxx", "30xxxxxxxxxx" and "41xxxxxxxxxx".
Photographers with defective S100 units need not panic, as you can proceed to your nearest Canon service centre to get the faulty cameras repaired free of charge, regardless of warranty status.
Via CNET Asia