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Canon PowerShot S100


The PowerShot S100 uses Canon EOS sensor know-how and the latest DIGIC 5 processor to deliver exceptional images even in low light. With an f/2.0 lens, RAW and GPS this is an expert compact with impact.

Features

  • High-sensitivity 12.1 MP Canon CMOS
  • HS System with DIGIC 5
  • Ultra-wide 24mm, f/2.0, 5x zoom lens. Intelligent IS
  • Lens Control Ring, NR control and RAW
  • GPS
  • Full HD, HDMI
  • Large 7.5 cm (3.0") LCD
  • High-speed Burst HQ
  • Smart Auto, Multi-area WB
  • Optional Waterproof Case

Expert control. Seriously compact



High-sensitivity 12.1 MP Canon CMOS sensor
The high-sensitivity 1/1.7 type CMOS sensor, developed using EOS DSLR sensor know-how, works in combination with the DIGIC 5 processor to deliver class leading image quality especially at higher ISO speeds and in low light.

HS System with DIGIC 5
The HS System is a powerful combination of the DIGIC 5 image processor, which is 6x more powerful than DIGIC 4, and a high-sensitivity CMOS sensor. It lets you shoot with low noise and high image quality even in low light up to ISO 6400 - reducing the need for flash or a tripod.

Versatile lens. Intelligent IS
A bright f/2.0 lens further extends your ability to shoot in darker conditions. A 24mm ultra-wide angle setting lets you take stunning landscapes and a flexible 5x zoom gets you up close. Intelligent IS automatically selects exactly the right optical Image Stabilizer setting from 7 possible modes to ensure sharp, detailed photos and videos.

Lens Control Ring, Noise Reduction control and RAW
The lens Control Ring allows quick access to functions such as zoom, aperture, shutter speed, focus or ISO. Make adjustments to the level of noise reduction applied to images or shoot in RAW format for post-processing in the supplied DPP software.

GPS
Embed valuable location information into your images every time you take a shot with GPS tagging. The GPS Logger function can record your position at set time intervals so you can review your entire journey on the supplied Map Utility software.

Full HD Movies, HDMI-CEC
Record superb, Full HD 1080p movies at 24fps with stereo sound. An HDMI-CEC mini connection allows for loss-less playback on a compatible HDTV.

7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD
A 460k dot bright and clear LCD features a tempered glass outer layer for strength and high visibility even when shooting in bright conditions.

High-speed Burst HQ
Thanks to the processing capabilities of DIGIC 5 you can capture full resolution split second action at 9.6fps in an 8-frame burst using High-speed Burst HQ mode.

Smart Auto, Multi-area WB
Smart Auto selects camera settings for you from 32 different scenes (21 in movies), automatically ensuring optimum results. Multi-area White Balance compensates for the presence of multiple light sources for natural results.

Optional Waterproof Case
Protect your camera underwater to depths of up to 40m with the optional WP-DC43 waterproof case.

 

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IMAGE SENSOR

Type

1/1.7 type Canon high-sensitivity CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 12.1M

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

 

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type

DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology

 

LENS

Focal Length

5.2 – 26.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 120 mm)

Zoom

Optical 5x. Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 20x

Maximum f/number

f/2.0-f/5.9

Construction

7 elements in 6 groups (1 double-sided aspherical lens, 1 double-sided aspherical UA lens and 1 single-sided aspherical lens)

Image Stabilisation

Yes (lens shift-type), 4-stop. Intelligent IS

 

FOCUSING

Type

TTL

AF System/ Points

AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed centre or Face Select and Track)

AF Modes

Single, Continuous (only available in Smart Auto mode), Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF

AF Point Selection

Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE, Size (Normal, Small)

AF Lock

On/Off Selectable

AF Assist Beam

Yes

Manual Focus

Yes

Focus Bracketing

Yes

Closest Focusing Distance

3 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

 

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes

Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)

AE Lock

Yes

Exposure Compensation

+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ND Filter (3 stop)

AEB

1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments

ISO sensitivity*

AUTO, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400

 

SHUTTER

Speed

1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default)
15 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

 

WHITE BALANCE

Type

TTL

Settings

Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto

 

COLOUR MATRIX

Type

sRGB

 

LCD MONITOR

Monitor

7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G (TFT), Approx. 461,000 dots

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Brightness

Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

 

FLASH

Modes

Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

Slow Sync Speed

Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE. Safety FE.

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Manual Power Adjustment

3 levels with internal flash

Second Curtain Synchronisation

Yes

Built-in Flash Range

50 cm – 7.0 m (W) / 2.3 m (T)

External Flash

Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

 

SHOOTING

Modes

Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, SCN (Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter(Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-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), Movie

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, Nostalgic, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie

Photo Effects

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

Drive modes

Single, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 2.3 shots/sec., AF: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec., LV: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec., High-speed Burst HQ: Approx. 9.6 shots/sec., up to 8 shots¹²

 

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size

4:3 - (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
4:5 - (L) 2400 x 3000, (M1) 1696 x 2112, (M2) 960 x 1200, (S) 384 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S, XS)
*XS is half the length and width of S

Compression

Fine, Normal

Movies

(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 640 x 480, 120fps, (M) 320 x 240, 240fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
iFrame Movie (HD)

Movie Length

(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
(L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour ²
(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.

 

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type

JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, RAW, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

Movies

MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]
iFrame

GPS Log

LOG [NMEA 0183 message format compliant¹]

 

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers

Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)

PictBridge

Yes

 

OTHER FEATURES

GPS

Yes, GPS tagging, GPS Logger¹

Red-Eye Correction

Yes, during shooting and playback

My Camera / My Menu

Start-up image and camera sounds customisation. Menu customisation

My Category

Image tagging feature

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Histogram

Yes, live histogram

Playback zoom

Approx. 2x – 10x

Self Timer

Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom

Menu Languages

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

 

INTERFACE

Computer

Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)

Other

HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

 

MEMORY CARD

Type

SD, SDHC, SDXC

 

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh

Windows 7 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
Mac OS X v10.5 – 10.6

 

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing

ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser

Other

PhotoStitch, Map Utility

Image Manipulation

Digital Photo Professional for RAW development

 

POWER SOURCE

Batteries

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L (NB-5L battery and charger supplied)

Battery life

Approx. 200 shots¹
Approx. 240 min. playback

A/C Power Supply

Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30

 

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps

Soft Case DCC-1450

Waterproof / Weatherproof Case

Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC43, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1

Flash

Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30,
Battery Charger CB-2LXE

Other

Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100

 

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

98.9 x 59.8 x 26.7 mm

Weight

Approx. 198 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)

 

 

Zoom

¹ Depending on the image size selected.

AF Modes

¹ Some settings limit availability.

Continuous Shooting

¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
² Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.

Movie Length

¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

GPS Log

¹ Complies with the NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association of the U.S.) 0183

GPS

¹ GPS use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Use of GPS should comply with the laws and regulations of the country and area in which it is being operated including any restriction on the use of electronics.

Battery life

¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.

 

*Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.

According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.ok

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

 

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