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Canon Powershot SX100 IS Digital Camera

8 Megapixels8 MegapixelsUltra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Ultra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.VGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.VGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringRuns on standard AA batteriesRuns on standard AA batteriesAccepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Canon Powershot SX100 IS is a Compact Digital Camera with a 1/2.5" sensor. Its 8 Megapixels CCD sensor offers an ISO 80-1600 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 80-1600. With 8 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

A builtin Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Canon Powershot SX100 IS to compensate for camera shake.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/2500 to 15s. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/2500, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Canon Powershot SX100 IS

The Canon Powershot SX100 IS features a Contrast-Detect AF system.

A single control-dial on this camera makes it easy to use semi-automatic modes by adjusting the current exposure parameter directly This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. There is no viewfinder on the Canon Powershot SX100 IS and no provision to add one.

Model Specifications

BrandCanon ModelPowershot SX100 IS
Sensor 8 Megapixels CCD Sensor Size 6 x 4mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization Built-In Dust-ReductionN / A
Sensitivity ISO 80 - 1600 Shutter-Speed 1/2500 - 15s
Lens36 - 360mm F/2.8 - 4.3 / 8Mininum Focus1cm (w) / 10cm (t)
ZoomElectronicManual FocusN / A
Filter Diameter Focus System Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp
Viewfinder Type None Viewfinder Size
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 172K Pixels 2.5" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M Scene Modes10Portrait, Landscape, Night, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation ±1 EV, 1
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning
Continuous Drive 1.3 FPS, Unlimited JPEG Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s, Custom 2-10 frames @ 1-30s
Command Dials 1 DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction No
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG Flash Ports
Built-In Flash Yes, 3 - 2m (W-T) Flash Sync
Video Capture 640x480 @ 30 FPS 4:3 Sound Input
Video Format M-JPEG WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital High Capacity GPS No
Battery Standard AA Battery Life 400 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2007-08-20, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 109 x 72 x 47mm (W x H x D) Weight 265g

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Canon SX100 IS Highlights


Compact digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 4mm

1/2.5" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

8 Megapixels Travel ZoomISO 80-1600
10X Optical ZoomShutter 1/2500-15s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls
1.3 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesCustom white-balance
640x480 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSpot-Metering
2.5" LCD 172K PixelsStandard AA Battery
Secure Digital High Capacity
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