ELPH S100 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. As automatic or manual as you need it to be, the PowerShot S100 is a serious photographic tool, which incorporates the Canon HS SYSTEM, now featuring the new DIGIC 5 Image Processor. 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.
Experience the Power Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor
| The latest-generation Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor brings phenomenal increases in processing speed and power. Improved chip architecture and algorithms deliver greatly expanded functionality with further refinement in image quality. |
Improved noise reduction produces clearer images when shooting in low light at high ISO speeds. Enhanced i-Contrast performance adjusts differences between light and dark areas to achieve even more natural-looking results.
The faster processing speed also results in faster continuous shooting capability while maintaining full image quality. The DIGIC 5 Image Processor also makes possible a new, highly advanced automatic white balance system. Whereas conventional white balance makes an overall adjustment based on a single type of light source, the new Canon Multi-Area White Balance analyzes several areas of the image to determine whether different adjustments are needed, for example, for the main subject and the background.
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Conventional Image Processor
White Balance With DIGIC 5 Image Processor
Canon CMOS Sensor
The PowerShot S100 digital camera employs a new Canon 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Inheriting much of the advanced technology developed for Canon EOS DSLR cameras, this sensor delivers state-of-the-art imaging performance and is optimized for use in compact cameras, such as the PowerShot S100. Utilizing a sophisticated light-capturing design, it provides high sensitivity for improved high ISO capture without increased noise. It is also a high-speed design, capable of rapidly capturing and moving image data to the processor, enabling faster continuous shooting and faster autofocus.
Canon HS SYSTEM
The Canon HS SYSTEM lets you take bright, clear photos in an even wider range of shooting situations. Beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas. The system is the result of two technologies brought together in PowerShot cameras: a high-sensitivity imaging sensor, which is able to capture more light; and the DIGIC Image Processor, which actively reduces noise with high-speed image processing. The 12.1 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor in the PowerShot S100 incorporates advanced light reception technology that enhances sensitivity. The new DIGIC 5 Image Processor provides a major boost in noise reduction, expanding the usable ISO range to an amazing high of ISO 6400. The Canon HS SYSTEM thus lets you use higher shutter speeds to capture clearer images with reduced noise and blur. Memorable Moments in Spectacular FULL HD
In addition to the Canon HS SYSTEM, the combination of the advanced CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor in the PowerShot S100 makes it possible to shoot crisp, clear high definition video. Imagine the fun and excitement of being able to shoot spectacular 1080p Full HD video with stereo sound that you can later watch on your HDTV or download to your computer to share with family and friends. In addition to being able to shoot Full HD 1080p video at 24* frames per second, the PowerShot S100 can also shoot 720p HD video at 30** frames per second.
HDTV Playback via HDMI with CEC Support
It's easy to enjoy and share the videos you shoot with the PowerShot S100. Simply connect its HDMI terminal to your HDTV using an HDMI cable. And because the PowerShot S100 supports HDMI-CEC technology, youíll be able to control the playback of your images and videos on any CEC-enabled HDTV using the TVís remote control. (CEC ñ Consumer Electronic Control ñ is part of the HDMI specification, enabling components in a system to communicate with one another.)
iFrame Movie Support
It’s easy to enjoy and share the videos you shoot with the PowerShot S100. Simply connect its HDMI terminal to your HDTV using an
HDMI cable (included). And because the PowerShot S100 supports HDMI-CEC technology, you’ll be able to control the playback of your images and videos on any CEC-enabled HDTV using the TV’s remote control. (CEC – Consumer Electronic Control – is part of the HDMI specification, enabling components in a system to communicate with one another.)
Experience the Power
Full range of Shooting and Recording Modes Including RAW + JPEG
The PowerShot S100 lets you shoot in RAW mode, which captures images that are uncompressed and essentially unprocessed by the camera. Often the choice of advanced photographers, RAW images can be processed in your computer using Canon DPP (Digital Photo Professional) or other compatible third-party software. Creative control is completely in your hands as you adjust a wide range of variables to produce exactly the final image you want. The camera can also be set to allow the simultaneous recording of both RAW and JPEG images while shooting.
Focus, Exposure, ISO, Step Zoom, or White Balance can now be adjusted more quickly and conveniently
with the PowerShot S100’s control ring. Located at the base of the lens barrel, the ring is more intuitive than other types of controls for many experienced photographers. The functions that can be assigned to the control ring vary with shooting mode, and you can set your preferences quickly using the dedicated ring function selector button. GPS Technology
The PowerShot S100 digital camera is equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS)* technology. Now you can travel the world and let the camera automatically record the locations and local times of your stills and videos. The camera can also use the GPS unit to automatically set the exact time. You can maximize the usefulness of the GPS feature by using the special bundled Map Utility software that makes it fun to share the memories of your world adventures. In addition to displaying all your photos’ locations on a world map, the camera’s GPS system can also track your route from photo to photo – a great way to visualize each trip! You can also create and share custom maps and personal mini-travel guides with friends and family members. A Steady Image is a Beautiful Image
The latest advance in Canon Optical Image Stabilization technology, Intelligent IS analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation. For stills, the system automatically selects among Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod IS modes. When shooting video, the system automatically selects among Dynamic, Powered, Macro and Tripod IS modes. With Intelligent IS, you can concentrate on image capture, letting the camera make the most effective IS settings to assure the steadiest possible image.
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Corrects for a wide range of camera movement when shooting stills.
Panning motion is detected so that IS does not interfere with desired camera movement.
Corrects for shift-type camera shake, which typically occurs in macro (close-up) shooting.
Effective for video shooting at wide-angle focal lengths, eliminating the unwanted shaking that typically occurs while walking.
Compensates for hand movement when shooting video at the telephoto end of the zoom range, where camera shake is magnified.
When tripod use is detected, the Image Stabilizer is stopped because it is not needed.
Shooting Modes/Special Scene Modes
|Custom ||Define and store your own settings to achieve the effects you prefer. |
|You have complete control of exposure, selecting both aperture and shutter speed manually. |
|You set the aperture, controlling depth-of-field. The camera automatically selects the shutter speed. |
|Shutter-Priority ||You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise. |
|Program ||Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically. |
|Smart AUTO |
|The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity. |
|Movie Digest ||Records a video clip before capturing a still image and then combines one day’s worth of clips into a video. |
|Portrait ||The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject “pop.” |
|Kids & Pets ||Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots. |
|Increases depth-of-field for sharp and sweeping landscape shots. |
|Smart Shutter ||The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame. |
|High-Speed Burst HQ ||Capture fast-action shots at full sensor resolution, by shooting continuously when the shutter button is held down. |
|Handheld Night Scene ||Take clear and steady pictures at night without the use of a tripod. |
|Beach ||Beach Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces. |
|Underwater ||Capture underwater images with reduced backscatter effect. Optional Underwater Case required. |
|Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms. |
|Snow ||Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint. |
|Fireworks ||Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks. |
|Stitch Assist |
|Easy-to-use guidelines simplify the shooting of aligned multiple frames that can later be combined (using bundled software) to create panoramic photos. |
|Creative Filters |
|This setting provides easy access to special filter effects and scene modes, such as Toy Camera Effect, Poster Effect, Monochrome and more. |
|High Dynamic Range |
|The camera combines three different exposures to get one evenly lit image. |
|Super Slow Motion Movie ||Record your clips in high speed (approx. 240 fps), and then watch your videos in slow motion. |
|Program ||Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically. |
|Fisheye Effect ||Add a classic photo distortion without a fisheye lens. |
|Create the look and feel of old photographs using sepia tones and black-and-white. |
|Fisheye Effect |
|Add a classic photo distortion without a fisheye lens. |
|Miniature Effect for Movies & Stills ||Emphasizes perspectives for a miniature effect by blurring upper and bottom portions of the image. |
|Toy Camera Effect ||Simulates photos taken with "toy" or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect. |
|Poster Effect ||Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts. |
|Monochrome ||Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue. |
|Super Vivid |
|Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors. |
|Color Accent ||Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome. |
|Color Swap ||Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects. |
|Movie ||The camera takes five photos in succession, and then chooses the best one out of the bunch. |
|Super Slow Motion Movie |
|Record your clips in high speed (approx. 240 fps), and then watch your videos in slow motion. |
|iFrame Movie ||The Apple® movie format, iFrame, makes it easier and quicker to import and upload videos while retaining high image quality. |