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Canon PowerShot SX100IS 8MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black)

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  • 8-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints
  • 10x image-stabilized optical zoom; 2.5-inch LCD display
  • Face Detection technology and in-camera red-eye fix
  • 18 shooting modes, including 7 special scene modes; Print/Share button
  • Powered by 2 AA-size batteries (2 alkaline batteries included); stores images on SD memory cards (16MB memory card included)
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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Brand Name: Canon
  • Model: SX100IS
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 8 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 10 x
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.8 x 1.6 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000V1VG4W
  • Item model number: SX100IS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (274 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,385 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 19, 2007

Product Description

Color: Black


The PowerShot SX100IS will inspire you with its with phenomenal 10x optical zoom... and so much more. There's the 8.0-megapixel CCD and Optical Image Stabilizer for shake-free shooting. Plus, the DIGIC III Image Processor with advanced Face Detection, Face Selector Button, and red-eye correction assure superb results every time. Auto ISO Shift and ISO 1600 make low-light shooting easy. The large Mode Dial lets you select Scene Modes or full manual control effortlessly.

PowerShot SX100IS Highlights

Packed with Brilliant Features in a Compact Body A new concept, the PowerShot SX100IS is compact and portable with streamlined controls. Take it everywhere, because inside is a level of photographic power that's truly impressive; 8.0 megapixels ensure deeply detailed images, giving you complete freedom to enlarge an image or any section of an image and crop it to your exact specifications.

With DIGIC III, your images boast superior quality, the camera operates at top efficiency, and battery life is enhanced. What's more, DIGIC III enables Canon's Face Detection Technology and red-eye correction to give you better, more true-to-life people shots. Simply press the Shutter Button halfway down, and the camera automatically pinpoints the faces in the scene and chooses the ideal focus point. The camera controls exposure settings and flash to keep every face looking bright and natural. Red eyes can be corrected during playback.

iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC III Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.

Powerful Zoom, True-to-Life Imaging The PowerShot SX100IS has a 10x optical zoom lens that makes it easy to get the inspiring, emotive close-ups that will make your images lasting keepsakes. This magnificent lens gives you the power to shoot distant subjects with razor-sharp precision and stunning lifelike color. So you can brilliantly capture a bird high atop a tree, a child's winning goal from across the stadium, or a school play from the last row. Plus, thanks to Canon's highly sophisticated Optical Image Stabilizer technology, even at maximum zoom every image is rock steady.

The PowerShot SX100IS is equipped with Canon's acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects camera shake--one of the leading causes of fuzzy or blurred shots. Even when zoomed in, you can get the steady, crisp, brilliant images you'll be proud to shoot and share. And Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer Technology is so convenient to use. It functions perfectly with or without a flash.

See the Image Beautifully with Wide Viewing Angle The camera's 2.5-inch LCD screen gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing, or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture and wide viewing angle to make shooting, playback, and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient. Clear and bright, it also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light. And the convenience of using AA-size batteries means that no special power adapters or chargers are needed wherever you go.

Canon Technology Maximizes Quality and Performance

Genuine Canon Face Detection Technology sets the focus, exposure, and flash automatically, leaving you free to compose a group, capture an unguarded moment, or coax the perfect smile. Plus the new Face Selector Button lets you select the primary face.

DIGIC III features Face Detection technologies, giving the you best possible results in any shooting situation. Face Detection AF/AE sets the focus point and exposure for the faces of your subjects. Face Detection FE adjusts the flash to correctly illuminate your subject to provide the best balance between your subject and the overall scene, eliminating the common problems of over- and underexposed faces.

Red-eye correction detects and corrects red-eye during playback. In unusual cases where red-eye is not automatically detected, it can easily be corrected manually during playback mode.

And new Face Selector AF enables you to lock on and follow a specific face. The selected subject is tracked wherever the face moves in the frame. Simply press the Face Selector Button; then the selected face is double-framed and tracked when the face moves in the frame.

Life doesn't give you second chances to capture special times. That's why the PowerShot SX100IS features ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto settings that reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations, giving you greater shooting flexibility.

Instant Creative Control

Easy-to-use Mode Dial with a wide range of shooting modes from fully manual to fully automatic, including Kids and Pets mode to capture fast moving objects.

Now you're free to concentrate on what really counts--your subject. With the large simple-to-operate Mode Dial, all you have to do is turn to the setting that best matches the scene you're viewing through the lens. The PowerShot SX100IS does the rest. It chooses the perfect exposure, aperture, and flash. Or if you want to flex your creative muscles, choose Manual Control and do it all yourself. You've got special Scenes Modes to handle a wide range of common shooting situations--effortlessly.

The Complete Print Solution

Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select PIXMA Photo Printers, CP, and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers.

The PowerShot SX100IS's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the SX100IS to a Canon CP, SELPHY, or PIXMA Photo Printer or any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the lighted Print/Share button and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images to a computer (Windows and Macintosh).

Print your own ID photos in 28 different sizes or use the Movie Print function to output multiple stills from a recorded movie on a single sheet with a Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printer.

What's in the box:

PowerShot SX100IS digital camera, AA-size alkaline battery (x 2), 16MB SD memory card SDC-16M, wrist strap WS-200, Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM, USB interface cable IFC-400PCU, AV cable AVC-DC300

Product Description

Canon Powershot Sx100 Black Digital

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The SX100IS…The photos are still amazing and the controls are similar yet improved, you can shoot all day on auto or program modes, or go creative with the manual mode. T… Read more ›
After two years of…It's need a lot of juice from the batteries, and you need definitely rechargeables, but the pictures are fantastic even with low light and in motion. I… Read more ›
I've come to like this feature too. Pictures are clear. There is no delay between photos. Read more ›
Could go a little wider, but the long end is great. Image quality is good. Read more ›
Some of us photography enthusiasts still like replaceable batteries instead of the internal rechargeable ones. Photo quality is excellent. Its "smart" processor is one of a… Read more ›
very happy with this camera. Indoor flash shots are nothing special but all outdoors pictures have been great. Very pleased with the zoom capabilities. Read more ›
The camera body feels solid. Controls are fairly intuitive so you can be up and snapping pics in minutes after a quick glance at the manual. Read more ›
This camera I bought was…I am very pleased with this Camera, and still learning about all it's many features!It was well worth the Money,with all this camera has to offer.. Read more ›
I did own Powershot S1IS for over 2 years and decided to sell and get smaller camera with similar…I decided on Canon because my previous model (S1IS) was a great camera. Read more ›
The camera is loaded with features that make it very versatile. The macro function works great and is easy to switch to with the main button on the back. No fumbling… Read more ›
I use it to see whether anyone's eyes are closed on the picture - it's much faster than usual…Macro mode works great - so much better than in smaller Cannon cameras! Im… Read more ›
Here is what I found out and was surprised by, and LOVE! Switching to different modes is easy, totally self explanatory. This beautiful little camera uses batteries VERY… Read more ›
Images are good quality. sharp. zoom is very good, gave it to my dad but would buy again in a sec. Read more ›
N…Pictures are very clear, 10x optical zoom is amazing at how you can bring scenes close, and info on screen lets you know when you need the flash before taking the picture. Read more ›
Small enough to easily pack. Optical zoom is terrific. Downloads easily to Dell Latitude without Canon software. Read more ›
I love my test pictures and can't wait to learn how to use all of the many features. The 10x optical zoom is excellent. Image stabilization is very important when choosing… Read more ›
the camera is great for trips, as its small enough and the zoom is just great, got the camera a month ago and I've been extremely happy with the quality of the pictures. Read more ›
This camera is so easy to use and it gives me the "quality" versitility that I was looking for. The zoom lens is easy to adjust for a long distant shot or a portrait photo. I… Read more ›
The screen went black and has not…The zoom is great, the shutter speed is fast (captures my crazy son flying across the air with no blur), and it's very comfortable to use. Read more ›
The user-controls are so easy to use, whether you're shooting in AUTO, or any of the more manual modes. For those who revel in photography, but are too poor to afford an… Read more ›
I previously owned a Canon Powershot S3 and loved it, however it was a bit too big and I wanted more mega pixels so I upgraded…The camera is great and fairly easy to use. Read more ›
a very good camera, great quality of photos and best of all extremely simple to use. Quick delivery an no problems. Read more ›
The pictures are sharp as can be and the options are endless for my needs. It's easy to use once reading the manual. Cropping is a breeze on zoombrowser which came with it. Read more ›
And that it is! It is awesome and very easy to use. Although it uses AA batteries, the life is very long - we did not expect that, but we can shoot about 500 8mb pictures… Read more ›
The price was very convenient and a think Amazon is a very serious enterprise. The products were shipped on schedule and they arrived to my place via Fedex. Read more ›
There are so many things it can do that I will never be able to remember them all, but for what I want -- a camera that will…Price was good, delivery prompt, a good deal! Read more ›
Tho I tend to forget to raise the flash, but a reminder is displayed. :) This camera is definitely worth the money and the price is a good deal through Amazon. Read more ›
Since I started to use…I paid $300 for the camera, the SDHC card and carrying case (including taxes, because I live out of the U.S.) but I think I got a good price anyway! Read more ›
It's also a heck of a lot faster than my last camera, so I'm relearning timing on…OVERALL: Heck of a nice camera, probably more than I need but well worth the price. W… Read more ›
Time for saving photos is long - many missed shots. All in all a good value. Read more ›
I do recharge it when the indicator shows it is…BTW, the videos are great, we have a new puppy and it is fun to see her tearing around and playing with her older companion. Read more ›
I like the large 2.5 LCD display which makes composing and viewing results so much more enjoyable. The video quality is amazing, yes even for indoor shows. I also like the… Read more ›
Besides my two complaints, overall this camera takes great photographs and video. I think I would recommend this camera for someone who is more fimilar with the different… Read more ›
As with every Canon, it also takes excellent video. I took several videos and was also very pleased with how they turned out. Read more ›
Personally I think it is fine. I only use it to take quick video. I use my video camera to take most of my videos. Read more ›
I bought this camera a month back and I am totally impressed with it. Photo quality is great, IS works really nice and video mode also works brilliantly. Its handly pocket… Read more ›
I love this camera! The color is amazing. Sometimes using manual you have to be careful with your color settings because it can make the image look a little off or way too… Read more ›
It's a good camera. It takes decent macro shots, does good telephoto if you don't go all the way to the end of the zoom, and has good color. Try the saturation filter in… Read more ›
For normal picture taking the results…The photos have good contrast and colors, and the auto-focus and face detection work well and don't get in the way of taking pictures. Read more ›
The pictures mostly came out clear, sharp with good colors and reflected the actual view accurately on "auto' mode. On one occasion, however, the colors of a lake came out… Read more ›
I love the 10x optical zoom - for example, you can take very good pictures of youth sporting events. Cannon takes very sharp and clear pictures with good color. It also… Read more ›
Easy and fast to operate. Pictures clear and and beautiful with colors. I'am very satisfied with this camera. Read more ›
It's not small enough to stick in your jean pocket, but it's light enough to wear around your neck or stick it in a cargo…The flash is relatively good, it could be better. Read more ›
I see some of you have issues with the flash--I rarely need the flash because…For the camera to have a faster flash recycle time it would need a far larger battery pack. Read more ›
battery life could be better. can't take mutliple photos quickly with the flash or when the battery is low. you will miss some shots of kids and pets but you will get some… Read more ›
Easy to use, excellent zoom, flash takes a while to load, kind of bulky. Met my expectations, 10X optical zoom for the price is a great deal. Read more ›
The sound was totally acceptable, although understandably some of the high range was muffled by my filter. The photos were great with flash. I actually like the fact that… Read more ›
The larger size…The size also allows for a more powerful flash which brightens up the indoor flash pictures...an area where I feel most pocket size digitals fail miserably. Read more ›
Image quality is good, flash is slow to recharge, zoom is amazing for this size camera. Read more ›
I needed something with more features than a point and…After looking at several cameras, this one offered the most features and bang for the money for its compact size. T… Read more ›
I wanted a compact camera that still had long zoom and in that aspect, this camera was perfect. It is very light, good size camera and has the 10x optical zoom. The outdoor… Read more ›
Pros: Easy to use interface with good sized & well marked icons. Fast power on-to-shooting time(just past two seconds), lighter than a DSLR but feels heavier than most mid… Read more ›
I liked the Olympus, but love the Canon. I looked at the ELPH series for their compact size, but was disappointed with their meager zoom. I decided to forego the slim… Read more ›
I like the stability of resting…All pics are composed using the digital window, though I must say this is a good size and with the face recognition feature is easy to use. Read more ›
-Easy to navigate -LCD screen is clear, crisp, and bright -Takes great photos Read more ›
I am the envy of my digital camera buddies. Screen size is incredible. Features exciting and easy to use. Read more ›
Taking a picture in "portrait" size can be viewed full screen in viewfinder if you turn the camera. Read more ›
The camera gives me what I want. Good zooming function, large LCD, quick shot, moderate weight and volume, and cool appearance. Read more ›
Nice true color (unlike Sonys), not too dark, and very sharp, crisp images. I was totally amazed that I could even see the bright LCD screen outside in the sun!! We have… Read more ›
* Flash is easy to control (doesn't fire when you don't want it to, a problem I've had with many other cameras) * Nice LCD * Comfortable grip, better than a mid-size pocket… Read more ›
I am taking this one to Tahiti. Oh, battery life is good, but if you want to take movies need a lot more media card space. Think you get about 1 hr. on a 2GB card. Read more ›
It's better in…MUCH faster, good battery life, awesome pictures, unbelievable zoom, and image stabilization (I got soooo many fuzzy pictures with the A510 -- not anymore!). Read more ›
Controls are similar to what I was used to with the old Canon. I am getting excellent battery life out of a set of Duracel 2650mah NI-MH rechargeable batteries. Read more ›
I'm going to try the canon rechargeable…It just seems nuts that this camera consumes so much power, but didn't come with a rechargeable, professional grade, battery pack. Read more ›
I get over 200 pictures and several hours of on…I bought Sony Quick Battery Charger with 4 AA Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries as a pack and works great. Read more ›
The camera is a good entry level super zoom camera. It takes good pictures, powers up quickly and battery life has been good. The screen is easily readable outdoors in… Read more ›
The image stabilization feature works incredibly well. I shook the camera intentionally to test it, and it still took a photo that was sharp and unblurred. Read more ›
What I love: easy auto mode, good manual controls, decent (low-resolution) videos. 8.0 MP resolution, good image stabilization. After the 3x zoom of the S80, 10x zoom is a… Read more ›
10x zoom Good image stabilization Good quality video Read more ›
The performance of the SX100IS has been outstanding, excellent image stabilization, even in low light conditions and indoors, the pictures will not be blurry (they may be… Read more ›
So this camera gets a 4 out of 5 because of the flash issues, but if you're mostly shooting without flash (and with that great image stabilization, you can shoot a lot more… Read more ›
However, the 10X optical zoom pictures were always excellent. The superb image stabilization system contributed greatly to the quality of the zoomed pictures. My Canon… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

338 of 343 people found the following review helpful By M. Boone on November 13, 2007
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
After using this camera for a longer period of time, I have a bit more to say about it than my initial review. While I originally touted the manual controls, I found that they were not as useful in real world situations as they were while simply getting to know the camera. This camera performs well in daylight, but shots requiring a flash will drive you nuts because of the long recycle time.

The Good:

* Compact size with great zoom (best feature)
* Great color (in good lighting)
* Flash is easy to control (doesn't fire when you don't want it to, a problem I've had with many other cameras)
* Nice LCD
* Comfortable grip, better than a mid-size pocket camera
* Easy to use
* Manual controls are easier than other compact cameras

The Bad:

* Flash can take up to 10 seconds to recycle, not good for people photos (for example, if you shoot a photo of a friend and find that it needs more light, you pop up the flash and have to wait 10 seconds before you can take another photo. most people find this wait time annoying.)
* Dead batteries leave the lens halfway retracted (making it risky to transport the camera until fresh batteries are installed)
* High ISO is too noisy (common with compact cameras, but I've seen other compacts that do better than this one when it comes to noise)

Overall opinion:

At this price point, the good mostly outweighs the bad here. If you are looking for a camera for travel, this gives you a long zoom, and thus a lot more freedom in what you can shoot, than a standard 3x zoom, without the bulk and weight of larger cameras and DSLRs. If your photography consists of mainly people, at all hours of the day and indoors, you might want to avoid this camera as it will feel too slow to get the shots you want. If your photography does NOT consist of mostly people, then this camera should work great.
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112 of 112 people found the following review helpful By Alexandre Maron on November 7, 2007
Color Name: Black
I already have a SLR digital Rebel, but it is too big to carry to some places. So I was looking for something small, light and with enough features to keep me, a SLR buff, interested.

My wife wanted a sleeker, colorful and tiny camera. I felt that we needed a more jack of all trades model. So I looked for a good optical zoom (10x), and as much manual features as possible. I ended up with three cameras: a Sony, a Canon and a Panasonic. It didn't take much testing to see that Canon was superior in every aspect.

The menus are simpler than Sony's. The physical buttons are better placed and bigger than Panasonic's. The only thing that I will miss is to have wider lens. Both Sony and Panasonic have wider angles, good for that classic auto-photo with your friends in a club.

Other than that... My god. This camera is amazing. I didn't need the manual to figure the commands out. Everything is where it is supposed to be. You just navigate and the commands just appear in context of what you are selecting. So, if you are in full auto, you won't find controls for Manual Focus and flash. But if you change to other programs, these options are there.

The manual commands are great. The manual focus is almost perfect and the ISO options work perfectly. I prefer the way they built the flash: it does not open automatically when the camera needs it. It asks you to open. I hate when the flashes keep popping and opening without my consent. And also it is one more feature to break somewhere down the line. I like the idea of just opening the flash myself.

In the end. It is a little bigger than the models my wife wanted, but being an amateur photographer herself she didn't need much time to see that, for a few fractions of inches more, we had a better deal.
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119 of 120 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 17, 2007
Color Name: Black
Whether you are an experienced DSLR owner (as I am) looking for a compact second camera or you are someone looking to upgrade from your old point-and-shoot digital camera, the Canon PowerShot SX100IS is a well designed compact camera that has a lot of rich features at a very reasonable price.

I've been using my Canon Digital Rebel (DSLR) for several years and am very pleased with it. However, I have become increasingly aware of how bulky it is, particularly when I want to go places where it's inconvenient to lug around - like going hiking. So I set out looking for a smaller pocket-sized camera that had as many features as I could find comparable to my DSLR.

Being a fan of Canon cameras I limited the field to the PowerShot G9, the PowerShot Pro Series S5 IS, and the PowerShot SX100IS, all Canon products. The G9 is promoted and priced as the best of Canon's non-DSLR cameras, although from the reviews I've read it is more appreciated for its look and feel than for its performance. It is an 12.1MP 6x optical image stabilized zoom camera that can shoot RAW images. In comparison, the SX100IS is an 8MP 10x image stabilized zoom camera that doesn't shoot RAW. (I've shot RAW using my DSLR and don't find it necessary to get great photos.) The SX100IS has almost all of the other features of the G9, is about the same size, but weighs a lot less.

The S5 IS is an 8.0MP 12x optical image stabilized zoom camera. It looks a lot like a DSLR but doesn't allow for swapping lenses, and it can't shoot in RAW. It has very similar features to the SX100IS but is considerably bulkier and weighs more.
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