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Canon PowerShot S100 specifications

Price  • $429
 • £439
 • €449
Sensor  • 1/1.7" Type Canon high-sensitivity CMOS
 • 12.1 million effective pixels
 • Primary Color Filter
Image processor  • DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology *
Image sizes 4:3
 • 4000 x 3000 (L, 12M) *
 • 2816 x 2112 (M1)
 • 1600 x 1200 (M2)
 • 620 x 480 (S)

16:9
 • 4000 x 2448 (L, 9.8M)
 • 2816 x 1584 (M1)
 • 1920 x 1080 (M2)
 • 640 x 360 (S)

3:2
 • 4000 x 2664 (L)
 • 2816 x 1880 (M1)
 • 1600 x 1064 (M2)
 • 640 x 424 (S)

1:1
 • 2992 x 2992 (L)
 • 2112 x 2112 (M1)
 • 1200 x 1200 (M2)
 • 480 x 480 (S)

4:5
 • 2400 x 3000 (L)
 • 1696 x 2112 (M1)
 • 960 x 1200 (M2)
 • 384 x 480 (S)
Movie clips  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps (Full HD) *
 • 1280 x 720 @ 30fps
 • 640 x 480 @ 30fps
 • iFrame Movie (HD)

Super Slow Motion Movie:
 • 640 x 480, 120fps (L)
 • 320 x 240, 240fps (M)

Miniature Effect:
 • 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps (HD, L)
Movie Length  • Full HD & HD: Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.
 • L and M: Up to 4 GB or 1 hour
 • Super Slow Motion Movie: 30 sec.
File formats Still:
 • RAW
 • JPEG (Exif v2.3)

Movie:
 • MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (Stereo)]
 • iFrame

GPS log:
 • LOG [NMEA 0183 message format compliant]
Lens  • 5x optical zoom *
 • 5.2-26.0 mm
 • 24-120mm (35mm equiv)
 • F2.0-5.9
 • 7 elements in 6 groups
 • 1 double-sided aspherical lens, 1 double-sided aspherical UA lens,
    1 single-sided aspherical lens
Image stabilization  • Lens-shift type
 • 4 stops
 • Intelligent IS
Digital zoom up to 4x
Focus  • Autofocus (Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE, Tracking AF)
 • Macro focus
 • Manual focus
 • Focus Bracketing
AF system/points  • AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point)
 • 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed centre or Face Select and Track)
AF assist lamp Yes
Minimum Focus  • Macro mode: 3cm from front of lens @ 5.2mm (W)
Metering  • Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame)
 • Centre-weighted average
 • Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)
ISO sensitivity  • Auto
 • ISO 80
 • ISO 100
 • ISO 125
 • ISO 160
 • ISO 200
 • ISO 250
 • ISO 320
 • ISO 400
 • ISO 500
 • ISO 640
 • ISO 800
 • ISO 1000
 • ISO 1250
 • ISO 1600
 • ISO 2000
 • ISO 2500
 • ISO 3200
 • ISO 4000 *
 • ISO 5000 *
 • ISO 6400 *
* Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index (ISO 12232:2006)
Exposure compensation  • +/- 3 EV, 1/3 stop increments
 • Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
Exposure bracketing 1/3 - 2 EV, 1/3 stop increments
Shutter speed  • 15-1/2000 sec (varies by shooting mode)
Modes  • Smart Auto (32 scenes detected)
 • Program AE
 • Shutter priority AE
 • Aperture priority AE
 • Manual
 • Custom
 • Scene
 • Photo Effects
 • Movie
Scene modes  • Movie Digest
 • Portrait
 • Landscape
 • Kids & Pets
 • Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, Face Self-Timer)
 • High-speed Burst HQ
 • Handheld Night Scene
 • Beach
 • Underwater
 • Foliage
 • Snow
 • Fireworks
 • Stitch Assist
 • High Dynamic Range
 • Nostalgic
 • Fish-eye Effect
 • Miniature Effect
 • Toy Camera Effect
 • Monochrome
 • Super Vivid
 • Poster Effect
 • Color Accent
 • Color Swap
Modes in Movie  • Smart Auto (21 scenes detected)
 • Standard
 • Program AE
 • Portrait
 • Landscape
 • Miniature Effect
 • Monochrome
 • Super Vivid
 • Poster Effect
 • Color Accent
 • Color Swap
 • Beach
 • Underwater
 • Foliage
 • Snow
 • Fireworks
 • iFrame Movie
 • Super Slow Motion Movie
Photo Effects  • My Colors Off
 • Vivid
 • Neutral
 • Sepia
 • Black & White
 • Positive Film
 • Lighter Skin Tone
 • Darker Skin Tone
 • Vivid Blue
 • Vivid Green
 • Vivid Red
 • Custom Color
White balance  • Auto (including Face Detection WB)
 • Daylight
 • Cloudy
 • Tungsten
 • Fluorescent
 • Fluorescent H
 • Flash
 • Underwater
 • Custom
 • Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto
Drive Modes  • Single
 • Continuous
 • Continuous with AF
 • Self-Timer (Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom)
Continuous shooting  • Approx. 2.3 fps *
 • Approx. 0.8 fps with Autofocus
 • Approx. 0.8 fps with Live View
 • High-speed Burst HQ: Approx. 9.6 fps up to 8 frames *
Flash  • Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
 • Fastest sync speed 1/2000 sec.
 • Red-eye Reduction
 • Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
 • Face Detection FE, Safety FE
 • Flash Exposure Lock
 • Manual power adjustment in 3 levels (internal flash)
 • 2nd curtain sync
 • Range 50 cm - 7.0 m (W) / 2.3 m (T)
External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2 (optional)
Viewfinder No
LCD monitor  • 3.0" Pure Color II G TFT
 • 461,000 dots
 • 100% coverage
 • Brightness adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
GPS  • GPS tagging *
 • GPS logger *
Menu Languages  • English
 • German
 • French
 • Dutch
 • Danish
 • Finnish
 • Italian
 • Norwegian
 • Swedish
 • Spanish
 • Chinese (simplified)
 • Chinese (traditional)
 • Japanese
 • Russian
 • Portuguese
 • Korean
 • Greek
 • Polish
 • Czech
 • Hungarian
 • Turkish
 • Thai
 • Arabic
 • Ukrainian
 • Romanian
 • Farsi
 • Hindi
Connectivity  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (MTP, PTP), Mini-B connector
 • HDMI mini connector (HDMI-CEC compatible)
 • AV out (PAL / NTSC switchable)
Storage SD, SDHC, SDXC
Power  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L
 • CB-2L Charger included
 • Approx 200 shots
 • Approx 240 min playback
Weight
(inc batt/card)
Approx 198 g (7.0 oz)
Dimensions 98.9 x 59.9 x 26.7 mm
(3.9 x 2.4 x 1.1 in)
Optional Accessories  • Soft Case DCC-1450
 • Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC43, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
 • Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
 • AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30
 • Battery Charger CB-2LXE

* New in the S100 compared to the S95

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Comments

Total comments: 4
BobFoster

I have owned PowerShot S100 for a while and in many ways it worked well - for a while. Bought the S100 for the GPS feature which can be quite slow. In areas that are less than open a signal may not be received, but it mostly worked. The largest drawback and reason I am writing this "comment" is because my S100 camera just stopped working on a trip through India, Nepal and the UAE. A message appears "Lens Error - Will shut down automatically - Restart camera". The camera turns itself off and the lens will not retract and CANNOT be restarted. If you are planning an important vacation you may want to consider another camera. Please check other reviews regarding this issue elsewhere. I do not want others to have a vacation of a lifetime ruined my a nonfunctioning camera.

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happyass

for $98 refurbished directly from Canon's website is a steal

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reanim888

Great review, Kelcey :) Canon PowerShot S100 is a very nice pocket camera. Some extra zoom would be nice though, it is quite expensive for just 5x optical. I think there are some more capable cameras for $350 out there.

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Sdaniella

Powershot S100: 5.2-26.0mm f/2.0-5.9
Canon 71.6∠2.60 ∅ 2.0 ev (Wide)
Canon 16.4∠4.41 ∅ 5.9 ev (Tele)

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