Canon PowerShot S100

Canon PowerShot S100 is a point-and-shoot digital camera with a 12.1 MP CMOS Sensor to produce crisp, richly detailed images and a 5x Optical Zoom – 24-120 mm Equivalent delivers an excellent all-around range to shoot near or far. The camera features a DIGIC 5 Image Processor, 1920 x 1080p HD Video with Stereo Sound, Fast f/2.0-5.9 Lens for Low Light shooting, Intelligent Image Stabilization, ISO Up to 6400, and comes with a 3.0″ TFT Color Display. The Canon PowerShot S100 measures (W x H x D) 3.90 x 2.34 x 1.05 in / 98.9 x 59.8 x 26.7 mm with weightApprox. 6.98 oz. (198 g) (including the batteries and memory card) or Approx. 6.10 oz. (173 g) (camera body only).

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Canon PowerShot S100 Features

12.1 Megapixel CMOS Images sensor

Canon PowerShot S100 offers a 12.1 Megapixel CMOS Images sensor to deliver high sensitivity that improved high ISO capture without increased noise and also enabling faster continuous shooting and faster autofocus. The camera also has a DIGIC 5 Image Processor to improve noise reduction produces clearer images when shooting in low light at high ISO speeds. With a 5x Optical Zoom and 24mm Wide-Angle Lens, the camera providing the coverage needed to capture indoor group photos, tall buildings, and dramatic landscapes includes focal lengths perfect for portraits and close-ups.


Full HD 1080p video with stereo sound

The camera allows you to record Full HD 1080p video with stereo sound with crisp and clear high definition video result which supported by combination between CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor in this camera. You can shoot Full HD 1080p video at 24fps while the 720p HD video at 30fps which easy to enjoy and share with your family and friends directly by HDMI terminal to your HDTV using an HDMI cable. The Canon PowerShot S100 allows you to save your images and video in JPEG format including RAW format which captures images that are uncompressed and essentially unprocessed by the camera.


3.0-inch PureColor LCD Monitor

Equipped with a 3.0-inch PureColor LCD Monitor, the Canon PowerShot S100 provides an ease to view and frame your shots in high resolution (461,000 dots). The PureColor technology provides an excellent contrast with rich, true-to-life color including a scratch-proof hard coating and a dust-repellent fluorine coating to provides a durable screen, so the screen will display clear and vibrant images.

Additional Features

+ Face Detection Technology & Smart Shutter
+ Special Scene Modes
+ Best Image Selection
+ High-Speed Burst HQ
+ Movie Digest
+ High Dynamic Range
+ Miniature Effect for Movies
+ Super Slow Motion Movie
+ Built-in GPS Technology


Compact digital camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical/4x Digital (not w/ RAW or Widescreen)/20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System

Image Capture Device

Type 12.1 Megapixels, 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor

Total Pixels Approx. 13.3 Megapixels

Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1 Megapixels


Focal Length
5.2 (W) – 26.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-120mm)

Focusing Range
Auto & Manual Focus: 1.2 in (3 cm) – infinity (W), 12 in (30 cm) – infinity (T)

Normal AF: 2.0 in. (5 cm) – infinity (W), 12 in. (30 cm) – infinity (T)

Macro: 1.2 in. (3 cm) – 1.6 ft. (50 cm) (W), 12 in. (30 cm) – 1.6 ft. (50 cm) (T)

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus, Manual*

*Shooting standby only in movie mode.


Optical Viewfinder N/A

LCD Monitor 3.0-inch TFT Color with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels Approx. 461,000 dots

LCD Coverage 100%

Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture f/2.0 (W) – f/5.9 (T)

Shutter Speed

1-1/2000 sec.

15-1/2000 sec. (Total Shutter speed range)

Exposure Control

Auto, ISO 80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/ 2500/3200/4000/5000/6400 (in P Mode)

Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**

* Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AiAF

** Metering frame is fixed to the center/linked to AF frame

Exposure Control Method
Program AE, i-Contrast, Manual; AE Lock, Program Shift, Safety Shift, Auto ISO Shift

Exposure Compensation
+/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments

White Balance

White Balance Control
Auto*, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom

* Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF (Face Detect WB).


Built-in Flash
Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro

Flash Range
1.6 – 23 ft. (W), 1.6 – 7.5 ft. (T) (50 cm – 7.0 m (W), 50 cm – 2.3 m (T))

Recycling Time
10 seconds or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)

Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes
C, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto*1, SCN*2, Creative Filters *3, Movie*4

Shooting videos are possible with the movie button

*1 Smart AUTO, also available for videos

*2 Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter*5, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist

*3 High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap

*4 Standard, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie

*5 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer

Photo Effects
My Colors

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

Self Timer
Approx. 10-sec. delay, approx. 2-sec. delay, custom*

*Delay time (0-10 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

Wireless Control
Not available

Continuous Shooting
Approx. 2.3 shots/sec. (in P mode)

Approx. 9.6 shots/sec. (in High-Speed Burst HQ)*

* Maximum of 8 continuous shots per burst
Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.
Differs depending on the zoom position.

Image Storage

Storage Media
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards and Eye-Fi

File Format
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant

Image Recording Format
Normal, Fine

JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)

RAW (CR2 (Canon Original));

Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))

Number of Recording Pixels
Large: 4000 x 2248
Medium 1: 2816 x 1584
Medium 2: 1920 x 1080
Small: 640 x 360

Large: 4000 x 2664
Medium 1: 2816 x 1880
Medium 2: 1600 x 1064
Small: 640 x 424

Large: 4000 x 3000
Medium 1: 2816 x 2112
Medium 2: 1600 x 1200
Small: 640 x 480
RAW: 4000 x 3000

Large: 2992 x 2992
Medium 1: 2112 x 2112
Medium 2: 1200 x 1200
Small: 480 x 480

Large: 2400 x 3000
Medium 1: 1696 x 2112
Medium 2: 960 x 1200
Small: 384 x 480

Playback Specifications

Playback Modes File
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Index (4-100 thumbnails*), Over Exposure Warning, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, i-Contrast;

Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing, Auto Rotate, Resume

*As viewed in LCD monitor

Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes
Still Image: single image, all images

Movie: part of movie, all of movie


Video Out NTSC/PAL

Audio Out Stereo

Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera’s USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

Power Source
1. Rechargeable Battery Pack NB-5L

2. Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30)

Shooting Capacity Still Image: approx. 200 shots*

Playback Time Approx. 4 hours

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature 32-104°F/0-40°C

Operating Humidity 10-90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.90 x 2.34 x 1.05 in / 98.9 x 59.8 x 26.7 mm

Approx. 6.98 oz. (198 g) (including the batteries and memory card)

Approx. 6.10 oz. (173 g) (camera body only)






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