Canon PowerShot S100 Review
Canon PowerShot S100 specifications
|Price|| • $429
|Sensor|| • 1/1.7" Type Canon high-sensitivity CMOS
• 12.1 million effective pixels
• Primary Color Filter
|Image processor||• DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology *|
• 4000 x 3000 (L, 12M) *
• 2816 x 2112 (M1)
• 1600 x 1200 (M2)
• 620 x 480 (S)
• 4000 x 2448 (L, 9.8M)
• 2816 x 1584 (M1)
• 1920 x 1080 (M2)
• 640 x 360 (S)
• 4000 x 2664 (L)
• 2816 x 1880 (M1)
• 1600 x 1064 (M2)
• 640 x 424 (S)
• 2992 x 2992 (L)
• 2112 x 2112 (M1)
• 1200 x 1200 (M2)
• 480 x 480 (S)
• 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)
• 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.
• JPEG (Exif v2.3)
• MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (Stereo)]
• LOG [NMEA 0183 message format compliant]
|Lens|| • 5x optical zoom *
• 5.2-26.0 mm
• 24-120mm (35mm equiv)
• 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
• Photo Effects
|Scene modes|| • Movie Digest
• Kids & Pets
• Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, Face Self-Timer)
• High-speed Burst HQ
• Handheld Night Scene
• Stitch Assist
• High Dynamic Range
• Fish-eye Effect
• Miniature Effect
• Toy Camera Effect
• Super Vivid
• Poster Effect
• Color Accent
• Color Swap
|Modes in Movie|| • Smart Auto (21 scenes detected)
• Program AE
• Miniature Effect
• Super Vivid
• Poster Effect
• Color Accent
• Color Swap
• iFrame Movie
• Super Slow Motion Movie
|Photo Effects|| • My Colors Off
• 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)
• Fluorescent H
• Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto
|Drive Modes|| • Single
• 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)|
|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
• Chinese (simplified)
• Chinese (traditional)
|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
|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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