Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
PowerShot SX100 IS will inspire you with its 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.
Canon DIGIC III Image Processor
A new concept, PowerShot SX100 IS 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 imagesgiving 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.
10x Optical Zoom lens
The PowerShot SX100 IS 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 SX100 IS is equipped with Canon's acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects camera shakeone 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.
High-quality 2.5-inch LCD screen
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, no special power adapters or chargers are needed wherever you go.
Genuine Canon Face Detection Technology
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 SX100 IS 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.
Easy-to-use Mode Dial
Now you're free to concentrate on what really countsyour 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 SX100 IS 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 situationseffortlessly.
The camera chooses all the settings so you can concentrate on your subject.
- P Program
Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
- Av Aperture-priority
You define the aperture to either isolate your subject or have clarity throughout the entire picture, and the camera will choose the corresponding shutter speed.
- Tv 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.
The ultimate in creative control, you set selecting both aperture and shutter speed manually.
The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject pop.
For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.
- Night Snapshot
Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.
- Kids & Pets
Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.
- Stitch Assist
Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.
Shoot in VGA (640 x 480 at 30 fps/30 fps LP) and QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour or 4GB) or QQVGA (160 x 120 at 15 fps) for up to 3 minutes.
- Night Scene
For impressive sunset or nightlife shots, the camera properly exposes the background and uses slow-sync flash for the subject.
Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Achieve proper flash-free exposure and natural hues at indoor aquariums.
Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.
Easy direct printing
The PowerShot SX100 IS's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the SX100 IS 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.
Direct Photo Printers
For desktop large-format printing, try one of the Direct Photo Printers that allow you to print without a computer in one of two ways: plug your compatible PowerShot camera into the Direct Photo Printer using the supplied USB interface cable, or simply insert a memory card into the supplied adapter. You can also connect the printer to your computer for more options. Print high-resolution, borderless images as postcards or 8.5" x 11" sheets within minutes.
Compact Photo Printers
Compact Photo Printers let you produce versatile, fun 4" x 6" postcards, 4" x 8" wide greeting cards* or credit card* size prints in just two easy steps: connect and press/print. Control the printer right from your camera's LCD screen. You get durable, dye-sublimated prints quickly with or without borders. Assorted paper types let you create mini or credit card size labels.* You can even take select Compact Photo Printers to a party or an outdoor picnic using an optional rechargeable battery.
*Optional paper cassette may be required.
**Only available with direct printing from select Canon PowerShot models using Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers.
|| 1/2.5" Type CCD
8.0 million effective pixels
|| 3264 x 2448
2592 x 1944
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
640 x 480
3264 x 1832
|| 640 x 480 @ 30fps
320 x 240 @ 30fps
160 x 120 @ 15fps
|Maximum clip length
|| 640 x 480, 320 x 240: 4GB or 1 hour
160 x 120: 3 mins
|| JPEG (Exif v2.2)
AVI (Motion JPEG + WAVE)
|| 36-360mm (35mm equiv)
10x optical zoom
||up to 4x
|AF area modes
|| Face Detection AiAF
1-point AF (center or Face Select and Track)
||Yes (on/off selectable)
|AF assist lamp
||Closest focus distance 1cm
|| Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame)
High ISO Auto
||Yes (on/off selectable)
||+/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
Shutter Priority AE
Aperture Priority AE
Kids & Pets
Kids & Pets
||2 or 10sec, custom
|| Approx 0.8fps until card is full (AF / LiveView)
Approx 1.3fps until card is full (LCD monitor off)
||My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black &
White, Custom Color)
|| Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Slow Sync, Red-eye reduction
+/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
Face Detection FE compensation
Flash exposure lock
Manual Power Adjustment (3 levels)
Range (Auto ISO): 50cm - 3.0m (wide) / 2.0m (tele)
|| 2.5-inch P-Si TFT
15 levels of brightness adjustment
|| USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
AV out (PAL / NTSC switchable)
|| SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus , HC MMCplus
32 MB card supplied
|| 2x AA Alkaline or NiMH batteries
Optional AC adapter ACK800
|Weight (no batt)
||266g (9.4 oz)
||108.7 x 71.4 x 46.7 mm (4.3 x 2.8 x 1.8 in)