Canon PowerShot S100

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Canon PowerShot S100
TypeDigital Camera
Intro price$429.99
Lens5.2–26.0 mm f/2.0–f/5.9
(35 mm equivalent: 24–120 mm f/9.3–f/27.3)
Sensor1/1,7" CMOS
Maximum resolution4000 × 3000 (12.1 megapixels)
Film speedAuto, ISO 80–6400 (in 1/3-step increments)
Storage mediaSecure Digital card (incl. SDHC and SDXC)
Focus modesSingle, Continuous (only available in Auto mode), Servo AF/AEl, Manual Focus
Metering modesEvaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Flash50 cm – 7 m (wide), 90 cm – 2.3 m (tele)
ShutterMechanical and electronic shutter
Shutter speed range1/2000 – 1 sec. (Auto mode), 1/2000 to 15 sec.
Continuous shootingApprox. 2.3 frame/s
9.6 frame/s in High-speed Burst HQ mode
Image processing
White balanceAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom
LCD screen3.0-inch TFT Color LCD, approx. 461,000 dots
BatteryCanon NB-5L Li-Ion
Optional battery packsAC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30
Dimensions98.9 mm × 59.8 mm × 26.7 mm (3.89 in × 2.35 in × 1.05 in)
Weight173 g (6.1 oz) excluding battery
Made inJapan

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 offered free repairs well beyond the warranty date, even if the camera has a serial number outside the range mentioned in the product advisory; however, this ended when they stopped servicing the S100.

As of 2023, PowerShot S100 remains the only fixed lens camera in Canon lineup to feature shooting in RAW and embedding GPS data, using a built-in GPS receiver.


  • 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. Archived from the original on 31 January 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Product Advisories". Canon. Archived from the original on 17 April 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2015.

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Media related to Canon PowerShot S100 at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by Canon Powershot Compact S series
September 2011 - September 2012
Succeeded by