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Canon S100 review

A sexy GPS-enabled, high-end compact

The canon powershot s100 performs admirably in low light with well controlled noise throughout its iso sensitivity range
The canon powershot s100 performs admirably in low light, with well-controlled noise throughout its iso sensitivity range

The Canon PowerShot S100 performs admirably in low light, with well-controlled noise throughout its ISO sensitivity range (see full image)

The s100 is capable of reproducing faithful colours with just the right amount of vibrancy to inject some punch into jpegs
The s100 is capable of reproducing faithful colours with just the right amount of vibrancy to inject some punch into jpegs

The S100 is capable of reproducing faithful colours with just the right amount of vibrancy to inject some punch into JPEGs (see full image)

The excellent 5x optical zoom lens can focus down to 3cm away providing plenty of scope for detailed close ups
The excellent 5x optical zoom lens can focus down to 3cm away, providing plenty of scope for detailed close-ups

The excellent 5x optical zoom lens can focus down to 3cm away, providing plenty of scope for detailed close-ups (see full image)

The s100 s metering system proves accurate in most situations producing even exposures
The s100's metering system proves accurate in most situations, producing even exposures

The S100's metering system proves accurate in most situations, producing even exposures (see full image)

The camera s larger than average 12mp cmos sensor is capable of resolving an impressive level of detail
The camera's larger-than-average 12mp cmos sensor is capable of resolving an impressive level of detail

The camera's larger-than-average 12Mp CMOS sensor resolves detail well (see full image)

The s100 s 5x optical zoom lens 24 ndash 120mm equivalent offers a versatile focal range
The s100's 5x optical zoom lens, (24–120mm equivalent) offers a versatile focal range

24mm: The S100's 5x optical zoom lens, (24–120mm equivalent) offers a versatile focal range (see full image)

The s100 s 5x optical zoom lens 24 ndash 120mm equivalent offers a versatile focal range
The s100's 5x optical zoom lens, (24–120mm equivalent) offers a versatile focal range

120mm: The S100's 5x optical zoom lens, (24–120mm equivalent) offers a versatile focal range (see full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyPowerShot S
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesSelf-timer, Face Detection, Wink Detection, Smart Capture, Smile Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, QuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)173 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE, REACH, ENERGY STAR
Minimum Focus Distance30 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate240 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution13.3 Megapixel
Height59.8 mm
Width98.9 mm
Depth26.7 mm
Autofocus Points9
Product SeriesS
Focal Length5.20 mm to 26 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelS100
Product NamePowerShot S100 Compact Camera
Product LinePowerShot
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number5244B009
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

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.

Battery Life200 Shot
Package Contents
  • PowerShot S100 Compact Camera
  • Battery Pack NB-5L (with Terminal Cover)
  • Battery Charger CB-2LX/CB-2LXE
  • Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC11
  • Getting Started
  • Software Disk
  • Warranty Card
Display Resolution461000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker