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Canon PowerShot S100 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - 5244B001

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12.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor/ 3.0-Inch Wide LCD/ 5x Optical Zoom With 24mm Wide Angle/ DIGIC 5 Image Processor/ Improved Low-Light Performance Up To ISO 6400/ Capture Stunning Full HD 1080p Video In Stereo Sound/ Intelligent IS/ High-Speed Burst HQ/ Built-In GPS Tracker Records Your Location/ Black Finish
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Canon PowerShot S100 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera, Model S100BK

Sleek and Serious.
The PowerShot S100 is a sophisticated pocket-friendly point-and-shoot digital camera that has the power advanced users and enthusiasts need to create standout images. As with other PowerShot cameras, the compact PowerShot S100 incorporates all of the advanced Canon technologies that make capturing superb photos and video as easy as pressing a button. Yet, when it's time to get creative, the very same camera in the hands of a skilled photographer can produce stunning images that would be at home in a gallery. As automatic or manual as you need it to be, the PowerShot S100 is, at once, a pocket camera and a serious photographic tool, impressing even demanding pros. It incorporates the Canon HS SYSTEM, now featuring the new DIGIC 5 Image Processor for enhanced image quality and amazing low-light performance. The fast f/2.0 lens helps you tackle unfavorable lighting and capture breathtaking portraits with beautiful, shallow depth-of-field. 12.1 Megapixels ensure crisp, richly detailed images, and a 5x Optical Zoom provides an excellent all-around range to shoot near or far.


  • 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor combined with the new DIGIC 5 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for improved low-light performance up to ISO 6400 and enhanced image quality.

  • Capture stunning Full HD 1080p video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.

  • 5x Optical Zoom with 24mm wide angle allows you to capture more in your frame, and a bright f/2.0 lens makes it ideal for low-light conditions or using shallow depth-of-field for dramatic, soft backgrounds.

  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.

  • High-Speed Burst HQ allows for continuous capture at a maximum of 8 frames* while maintaining superb image quality and Super Slow Motion Movie records video at high speeds to allow playback in slow motion.

  • Full range of shooting and recording modes including RAW + JPEG for the ultimate creative control, and a control ring for intuitive manual adjustment.

  • Built-in GPS tracker records your location, and a logger allows easy viewing of the locations on a map to help you remember where images were taken.

  • Large 3.0-inch wide LCD enables easy viewing.


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: 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*


  • 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

  • Sensitivity: 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
    • *1. Smart AUTO, also available for videos
    • *2. Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter*5, High-Speed *3. Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist
    • *4. High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap
    • *5. Standard, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie
    • *6. 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
    • [16:9]
      • Large: 4000 x 2248
      • Medium 1: 2816 x 1584
      • Medium 2: 1920 x 1080
      • Small: 640 x 360
    • [3:2]
      • Large: 4000 x 2664
      • Medium 1: 2816 x 1880
      • Medium 2: 1600 x 1064
      • Small: 640 x 424
    • [4:3]
      • Large: 4000 x 3000
      • Medium 1: 2816 x 2112
      • Medium 2: 1600 x 1200
      • Small: 640 x 480 RAW: 4000 x 3000
    • [1:1]
      • Large: 2992 x 2992
      • Medium 1: 2112 x 2112
      • Medium 2: 1200 x 1200
      • Small: 480 x 480
    • [4:5]
      • 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
  • Other: 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

In the Box

  • PowerShot S100 Body
  • Battery Pack NB-5L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LX
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC11
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.34"
  • Width: 3.9 "
  • Depth: 1.05"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 6.98 oz
  • Shipping: 1 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels12.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.34"
Width (inches)3.9 "
Depth (inches)1.05"
Optical Zoom5x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal LengthFocal Length 5.2 (W) - 26.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent:
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer DelayYes
Shutter Speed15-1/2000 sec. (Total Shutter speed range)
Storage MediaSD/SDHC/SDXC
Power SourceRechargeable Battery Pack NB-5L
White BalanceAuto*, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash,


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Compact, Easy to Use Wonder

By Travel Writer

from Chicago, IL

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer


  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact


  • Learning curve

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Canon PowerShot S100 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

I recently returned from a European trip and, using a 8 gig card, took numerous, sharp photos and only recharging the battery at the end of the day. It worked beautifully and was easy to carry in my pocket. I only received it a couple days before the trip and did not have a firm grasp on the multiple features, but that was not a problem. It worked flawlessly and performed well under a variety of light conditions. It is a topnotch camera for the money, with a great zoom feature as well as many others. I hightly recommend this one for travel and everyday photo fun.

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Excellent camera

By nebel

from Texas

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer


  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good in Low Light
  • Small / Compact


  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel

Comments about Canon PowerShot S100 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

Excellent camera!

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Canon PowerShot S100 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot S100 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

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