Canon PowerShot S100

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This article is about the camera released in 2011. For the camera designated as Canon PowerShot S100 Digital ELPH in the US, see Canon Digital IXUS.
Canon PowerShot S100
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Type Digital Camera
Lens 5.2–26.0 mm f/2.0–f/5.9
(35 mm equivalent: 24–120 mm f/9.3–f/27.3)
Sensor 1/1,7" CMOS
Maximum resolution 4000 × 3000 (12.1 megapixels)
ASA/ISO range Auto, ISO 80–6400 (in 1/3-step increments)
Storage Secure Digital card
Focus modes Single, Continuous (only available in Auto mode), Servo AF/AEl, Manual Focus
Metering modes Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Flash 50 cm – 7 m (wide), 90 cm – 2.3 m (tele)
Shutter Mechanical and electronic shutter
Shutter speed range 1/2000 – 1 sec. (Auto mode), 1/2000 to 15 sec.
Continuous shooting Approx. 2.3 frame/s
9.6 frame/s in High-speed Burst HQ mode
Image Processing
Custom WB Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom
Rear LCD monitor 3.0-inch TFT Color LCD, approx. 461,000 dots
Battery Canon NB-5L Li-Ion
Optional battery packs AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30
Dimensions 98.9 mm × 59.8 mm × 26.7 mm (W × H × D)
Weight 173 g (6.1 oz) excluding battery
List price $429.99
Made in  Japan

The Canon PowerShot S100 is a high-end 12.1-megapixel compact digital camera announced and released in 2011. It was designed as the successor to the Canon PowerShot S95 in the S series of the Canon PowerShot line of cameras.

The S100 is a similar camera to S90 and S95 with several significant improvements. It has improved noise reduction, white balance and shadow correction. This camera is the first camera in the S series line to use the CMOS Sensor which gives the camera a higher performance and better light sensitivity. The S100 is also the first camera in the series to feature 1080p video recording in 24 frames per second.[1]

Canon has acknowledged [2] that some PowerShot S100 digital cameras encounter a lens error caused by a disconnected part inside the camera. This makes the camera unusable. Canon offers free repairs well beyond the warranty date, even if the camera has a serial number outside the range mentioned in the product advisory.


  • 12.1 megapixels
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3) support
  • Raw image file format; one of few "point and shoot" cameras to have raw formatting. (Note: Raw format is not available in Auto, Low Light, and SCN modes. Raw is available in Program, Tv (shutter priority), Av (aperture priority), Manual, and Custom modes)
  • ISO sensitivity 80–6400 (in 1/3-step increments) and auto (up to ISO 1600).
  • Full manual control
  • Customizable Control Ring to control ISO, shutter speed, aperture, focus, or exposure compensation
  • Five photo aspect ratios: 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 1:1, 4:5
  • Video features
    • Recording Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap: 1920 × 1080 (24 frame/s), 1280 × 720 (30 frame/s), 640 × 480 (30)
    • Recording Miniature Effect: 1280 × 720 (6 / 3 / 1.5 frame/s), 640 × 480 (6 / 3 / 1.5 frame/s)
    • Recording Super Slow Motion: 640 × 480 (120 frame/s), 320 × 240 (240 frame/s)
  • Continuous shooting, P mode continuous shooting: ~2.3 shot/s. High-speed burst mode in HQ continuous shooting: ~9.6 shot/s.


  1. ^ "Powershot S100". Canon. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Product Advisories". Canon. Retrieved 12 October 2015. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Media related to Canon PowerShot S100 at Wikimedia Commons

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