Expert control. Seriously compact
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 460k dot bright and clear LCD features a tempered glass outer layer for strength and high visibility even when shooting in bright conditions.
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 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.
Protect your camera underwater to depths of up to 40m with the optional WP-DC43 waterproof case.
|Type||1/1.7 type Canon high-sensitivity CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 12.1M|
|Aspect Ratio/Colour||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Closest Focusing Distance||3 cm (W) from front of lens in macro|
|Metering modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)|
|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|
|Speed||1 - 1/2000 sec. (factory default) |
15 - 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto|
|Monitor||7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G (TFT), Approx. 461,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.|
|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|
|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|
|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
|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.
|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)] |
|GPS Log||LOG [NMEA 0183 message format compliant¹]|
|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)|
|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|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)|
|Other||HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows 7 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3 |
Mac OS X v10.5 – 10.6 (Intel processor required)
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|Other||PhotoStitch, Map Utility|
|Image Manipulation||Digital Photo Professional for RAW development|
|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|
|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|
|Remote Controller/ Switch||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30, |
Battery Charger CB-2LXE
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100|
|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)|
|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.|
|Zoom||¹ Depending on the image size selected.|