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Overview

Sleek and Serious
The PowerShot S100 is a sophisticated pocket-friendly point-and-shoot digital camera that has the power advanced users and enthusiasts need to create standout images. As with other PowerShot cameras, the compact PowerShot S100 incorporates all of the advanced Canon technologies that make capturing superb photos and video as easy as pressing a button. Yet, when it's time to get creative, the very same camera in the hands of a skilled photographer can produce stunning images that would be at home in a gallery. As automatic or manual as you need it to be, the PowerShot S100 is, at once, a pocket camera and a serious photographic tool, impressing even demanding pros. It incorporates the Canon HS SYSTEM, now featuring the new DIGIC 5 Image Processor for enhanced image quality and amazing low-light performance. The fast f/2.0 lens helps you tackle unfavorable lighting and capture breathtaking portraits with beautiful, shallow depth-of-field. 12.1 Megapixels ensure crisp, richly detailed images, and a 5x Optical Zoom provides an excellent all-around range to shoot near or far.
 

Features

Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor
The latest-generation Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor brings phenomenal increases in processing speed and power. Improved chip architecture and algorithms deliver greatly expanded functionality with further refinement in image quality. Improved noise reduction produces clearer images when shooting in low light at high ISO speeds. Enhanced i-Contrast performance adjusts differences between light and dark areas to achieve even more natural-looking results. The faster processing speed also results in faster continuous shooting capability while maintaining full image quality. The DIGIC 5 Image Processor also makes possible a new, highly advanced automatic white balance system. Whereas conventional white balance makes an overall adjustment based on a single type of light source, the new Canon Multi-Area White Balance analyzes several areas of the image to determine whether different adjustments are needed, for example, for the main subject and the background.

Canon CMOS Sensor
The PowerShot S100 digital camera employs a new Canon 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Inheriting much of the advanced technology developed for Canon EOS DSLR cameras, this sensor delivers state-of-the-art imaging performance and is optimized for use in compact cameras, such as the PowerShot S100. Utilizing a sophisticated light-capturing design, it provides high sensitivity for improved high ISO capture without increased noise. It is also a high-speed design, capable of rapidly capturing and moving image data to the processor, enabling faster continuous shooting and faster autofocus.

Canon HS SYSTEM
The Canon HS SYSTEM lets you take bright, clear photos in an even wider range of shooting situations. Beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas. The system is the result of two technologies brought together in PowerShot cameras: a high-sensitivity imaging sensor, which is able to capture more light; and the DIGIC Image Processor, which actively reduces noise with high-speed image processing. The 12.1 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor in the PowerShot S100 incorporates advanced light reception technology that enhances sensitivity. The new DIGIC 5 Image Processor provides a major boost in noise reduction, expanding the usable ISO range to an amazing high of ISO 6400. The Canon HS SYSTEM thus lets you use higher shutter speeds to capture clearer images with reduced noise and blur.

Canon Full HD Video Advantage
In addition to the Canon HS SYSTEM, the combination of the advanced CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor in the PowerShot S100 makes it possible to shoot crisp, clear high definition video. Imagine the fun and excitement of being able to shoot spectacular 1080p Full HD video with stereo sound that you can later watch on your HDTV or download to your computer to share with family and friends. In addition to being able to shoot Full HD 1080p video at 241 frames per second, the PowerShot S100 can also shoot 720p HD video at 302 frames per second.

5x Optical Zoom and 24mm Wide-Angle Lens
The PowerShot S100 features a 5x Optical Zoom that will appeal to enthusiasts and casual shooters alike. The zoom range starts at 24mm (35mm equivalent) at full wide-angle, providing the coverage needed to capture indoor group photos, tall buildings, and dramatic landscapes. Full telephoto is 120mm (35mm equivalent), providing a versatile range that includes focal lengths perfect for portraits and close-ups. An online resource offering digital imaging education and photo and video sharing capabilities exclusively for registered owners of qualified Canon products. Members can read up on topics related to their products, how-to articles, and more.

Type
Compact digital camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical/4x Digital (not w/ RAW or Widescreen)/20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System

Back to TopImage Capture Device

Type
12.1 Megapixels, 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor

Total Pixels
Approx. 13.3 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels

Back to TopLens

Focal Length
5.2 (W) - 26.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-120mm)

Focusing Range
Auto & Manual Focus: 1.2 in (3 cm) - infinity (W), 12 in (30 cm) - infinity (T)

Normal AF: 2.0 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 12 in. (30 cm) - infinity (T)

Macro: 1.2 in. (3 cm) - 1.6 ft. (50 cm) (W), 12 in. (30 cm) - 1.6 ft. (50 cm) (T)

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus, Manual*

*Shooting standby only in movie mode.

Back to TopViewfinders

Optical Viewfinder
N/A

LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT Color with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 dots

LCD Coverage
100%

Back to TopAperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/2.0 (W) - f/5.9 (T)

Shutter Speed
1-1/2000 sec.

15-1/2000 sec. (Total Shutter speed range)

Back to TopExposure Control

Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/ 2500/3200/4000/5000/6400 (in P Mode)

Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**

* Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AiAF

** Metering frame is fixed to the center/linked to AF frame

Exposure Control Method
Program AE, i-Contrast, Manual; AE Lock, Program Shift, Safety Shift, Auto ISO Shift

Exposure Compensation
+/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Back to TopWhite Balance

White Balance Control
Auto*, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom

* Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF (Face Detect WB).

Back to TopFlash

Built-in Flash
Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro

Flash Range
1.6 - 23 ft. (W), 1.6 - 7.5 ft. (T) (50 cm - 7.0 m (W), 50 cm - 2.3 m (T))

Recycling Time
10 seconds or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)

Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Back to TopShooting Specifications

Shooting Modes
C, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto*1, SCN*2, Creative Filters *3, Movie*4

  • Shooting videos are possible with the movie button
  • *1 Smart AUTO, also available for videos

    *2 Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter*5, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist

    *3 High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap

    *4 Standard, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie

    *5 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer

    Photo Effects
    My Colors

    My Colors Off, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom

    Self Timer
    Approx. 10-sec. delay, approx. 2-sec. delay, custom*

    *Delay time (0-10 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

    Wireless Control
    Not available

    Continuous Shooting
    Approx. 2.3 shots/sec. (in P mode)

    Approx. 9.6 shots/sec. (in High-Speed Burst HQ)*

    * Maximum of 8 continuous shots per burst
  • Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.
  • Differs depending on the zoom position.
  • Back to TopImage Storage

    Storage Media
    SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards and Eye-Fi

    File Format
    Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant

    Image Recording Format
    Normal, Fine

    JPEG Compression Mode
    Still Image: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)

    RAW (CR2 (Canon Original));

    Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))

    Number of Recording Pixels
    [16:9]
    Large: 4000 x 2248
    Medium 1: 2816 x 1584
    Medium 2: 1920 x 1080
    Small: 640 x 360

    [3:2]
    Large: 4000 x 2664
    Medium 1: 2816 x 1880
    Medium 2: 1600 x 1064
    Small: 640 x 424

    [4:3]
    Large: 4000 x 3000
    Medium 1: 2816 x 2112
    Medium 2: 1600 x 1200
    Small: 640 x 480
    RAW: 4000 x 3000

    [1:1]
    Large: 2992 x 2992
    Medium 1: 2112 x 2112
    Medium 2: 1200 x 1200
    Small: 480 x 480

    [4:5]
    Large: 2400 x 3000
    Medium 1: 1696 x 2112
    Medium 2: 960 x 1200
    Small: 384 x 480

    Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

    Image data

      16:9 3:2 4:3
    File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB
    Large (L) F 2,311 1,630 6,677 2,738 1,386 5,680 3,084 1,231 5,042
    N 1,105 3,352 13,727 1,309 2,873 11,766 1,474 2,514 10,295
    Medium 1 (M1) F 1,210 3,094 12,671 1,436 2,623 10,743 1,620 2,320 9,503
    N 585 6,034 24,709 694 5,247 21,486 780 4,641 19,007
    Medium 2 (M2) F 604 6,034 24,709 496 7,099 29,070 558 6,352 26,010
    N 300 10,972 44,927 246 13,410 54,911 278 12,069 49,420
    Small (S) F 113 24,139 98,840 133 20,116 82,367 150 20,116 82,367
    N 63 40,233 164,734 75 30,174 123,550 84 30,174 123,550
    RAW RAW N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 17,076 224 922
    +JPEG N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 20,160 190 678




      1:1 4:5
    File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB
    Large (L) F 2,301 1,652 6,769 1,850 2,045 8,375
    N 1,100 3,352 13,727 884 4,161 17,041
    Medium 1 (M1) F 1,210 3,094 12,671 972 3,771 15,443
    N 585 6,034 24,709 470 7,543 30,887
    Medium 2 (M2) F 420 8,046 32,946 336 10,057 41,183
    N 208 15,087 61,775 167 17,242 70,600
    Small (S) F 113 24,139 98,840 90 30,174 123,550
    N 63 40,233 164,734 51 40,233 164,734
    RAW RAW N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
    +JPEG N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


    Note: N=Normal F=Fine

    Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.

    Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

    Movie data

      Standard & Other Video Formats iFrame Movie
    Full HD: 1920 x 1080 HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480 HD: 1280 x 720
    24 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps
    Video Size (KB/sec.) 4,355 3,054 1,416 4,701
    4GB 14 min. 34 sec. 20 min. 43 sec. 43 min. 43 sec. 13 min. 35 sec.
    16GB 59 min. 40 sec. 1 hr. 24 min. 54 sec. 2 hr. 59 min. 3 sec. 55 min. 38 sec.

      Super Slow Motion Movie Miniature Effect
    640 x 480 320 x 240 HD: 1280 x 720 VGA: 640 x 480
    120 fps 240 fps 5x 10x 20x 5x 10x 20x
    6 fps 3 fps 1.5 fps 6 fps 3 fps 1.5 fps
    Video Size (KB/sec.) 4,914 2,457 573 287 143 246 123 61
    4GB 12 min. 58 sec. 25 min. 46 sec. 1 hr. 45 min. 52 sec. 3 hr. 21 min. 9 sec. 5 hr. 35 min. 16 sec. 3 hr. 43 min. 30 sec. 6 hr. 42 min. 20 sec. 11 hr. 10 min. 33 sec.
    16GB 53 min. 7 sec. 1 hr. 45 min. 35 sec. 7 hr. 13 min. 30 sec. 13 hr. 43 min. 40 sec. 22 hr. 52 min. 47 sec. 15 hr. 15 min. 11 sec. 27 hr. 27 min. 20 sec. 45 hr. 45 min. 35 sec.

    • The approximate recording time on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

    Back to TopPlayback Specifications

    Playback Modes File
    Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Index (4-100 thumbnails*), Over Exposure Warning, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, i-Contrast;

    Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing, Auto Rotate, Resume

    *As viewed in LCD monitor

    Back to TopErasing Specifications

    Erase Modes
    Still Image: single image, all images

    Movie: part of movie, all of movie

    Back to TopInterfaces

    Video Out
    NTSC/PAL

    Audio Out
    Stereo

    Other
    Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

    Power Source
    1. Rechargeable Battery Pack NB-5L

    2. Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30)

    Shooting Capacity
    Still Image: approx. 200 shots*

    Playback Time
    Approx. 4 hours

    Back to TopPhysical Specifications

    Operating Temperature
    32-104°F/0-40°C

    Operating Humidity
    10-90%

    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    3.90 x 2.34 x 1.05 in / 98.9 x 59.8 x 26.7 mm

    Weight
    Approx. 6.98 oz. (198 g) (including the batteries and memory card)

    Approx. 6.10 oz. (173 g) (camera body only)

    27 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Hindi)

    All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

    Canon, DIGIC, ELPH, PIXMA, and PowerShot and SELPHY are registered trademarks of Canon Inc. in the United States and may also be registered trademarks or trademarks in other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other products and brand names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

    PowerShot S100 Silver Kit Contents

    • PowerShot S100 Body
    • Battery Pack NB-5L
    • Battery Charger CB-2LX
    • Wrist Strap WS-DC11
    • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
    • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

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    Disclaimer
    1. Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.
    2. Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.