Specifications for PowerShot SX100 IS.

Article ID: ART123837 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Specifications for PowerShot SX100 IS.


PowerShot SX100 IS Specifications

All data is based on Canon's standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice.

PowerShot SX100 IS
Camera effective pixels Approx. 8.0 million
Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 8.3 million)
Lens 6 (W) - 60 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 36 (W) - 360 (T) mm) f/2.8 (W) - f/4.3 (T)
Digital Zoom Maximum approx. 4.0X (Maximum approx. 40x with optical zoom)
Optical Viewfinder None
LCD Monitor 2.5-inch type, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 172,000 pixels (Picture coverage 100%)
AF System

TTL autofocus

Face Detect AF: On (Face Detect*1) / Off (1- point*2)

*1 When the face cannot be detected, the following is used as the AF frame according to the selected mode. Single AF mode: 9-point, Continuous AF mode: 1-point (fixed to center)

*2 Fixed to center

AF Mode Single / Continuous
Focusing Range

Normal: 50 cm (1.6 ft.) - infinity, Macro: 1 - 50 cm (W) (0.39 in. - 1.6 ft(W)), Manual: 1cm (0.39 in.) - infinity, Infinity: 3 m (9.8 ft.) - infinity

Shutter Mechanical + electronic
Shutter Speeds 15 - 1/2500 sec.
The shutter speed varies according to the shooting mode.
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
Image Stabilization Lens shift type Continuous/Shoot Only*/Panning*/Off * Still images only
Light Metering Method

Evaluative *1, Center-weighted average or Spot *2

*1 When Face Detect is set to [On], the brightness of the face is also evaluated

*2 Fixed to center

Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Sensitivity*1 AUTO*1/ High ISO Auto*2, selectable ISO 50/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalents.

*1 Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.

*2 Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index.

*3 Camera automatically sets the optimal speed according to subject brightness. However, the ISO speed is set relatively higher than Auto (maximum ISO speed is ISO 800).

White Balance Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Custom

Auto*, On*, Off

* Red-eye reduction, FE Lock and slow synchro available

Flash Range

Normal: 50 cm - 2.0 m (1.6 - 6.6 ft.) (W), 1.0 m - 1.2 m (3.3 - 3.9 ft.) (T) Macro: 35 cm - 50 cm (1.1 - 1.6 ft.) (W), (When ISO speed is set to AUTO.)

Shooting Modes

(Still images)

Auto, Manual*, Super Macro**, Color Accent**, Color Swap**, Stitch Assist**, Special Scene***, Movie

* Long shutter mode available

**Selectable in Manual mode.

***Portrait, Night Snapshot, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Aquarium

Continuous Shooting

1.3 fps; AF: approx. 0.8 fps; LV approx. 0.8 fps (Large / Fine)

Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer
Recording Media SD memory card/MultiMedia Card / SDHC memory card / MultimediaCard / MMCplus / HC MMCplus
File Format Design rule for Camera File System, DPOF compliant
Image Recording Format Still Images: JPEG (Exif 2.2)*1

Movies: AVI (Image data : Motion JPEG, Audio data:WAVE [monaural])

*1 This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.

Compression Superfine/fine/normal
Number of Recording Pixels Still images :

Large: 3264 x 2448 pixels

Medium 1: 2592 x 1944 pixels

Medium 2: 2048 x 1536 pixels

Medium 3: 1600 x 1200 pixels

Small: 640 x 480 pixels

Postcard: 1600 x 1200 pixels

Widescreen: 3264 x 1832 pixels


640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames/sec.

640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames/sec., LP

320 x 240 pixels, 60 frames/sec.

320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec.

160 x 120 pixels, 15 frames/sec.

Recording can continue until the memory card is full* (can record up to a maximum of 4 GB** at one time).

* Using super high-speed memory cards (SDC- 512MSH recommended).

** Even if the clip size has not reached 4 GB, recording will stop at the moment the clip length reaches 1 hour. Depending on the volume and data writing speed of the memory card, recording may stop before reaching 1 hour or before the recorded data volume has reached 4 GB.

Playback Modes Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse through magnified images possible), Red-Eye Correction, My Category, Jump (Shot Date, My Category, Folder, Movie, By 10 images, By 100 images. In index playback mode, it displays 9 images at once.), Slide show, My Colors, Sound memos (up to 1 min.), Movie (edit/slow motion play back possible) or Sound recorder (up to 2 hours).
Direct Print Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible, and PictBridge compliant
Display languages 21 languages available for menus and messages (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese)
My Camera Settings (customizing) The Start-up image, Start-up Sound, Shutter Sound, Operation Sound and Selftimer Sound can be customized using the following methods.

1. Using the images and sounds recorded on the camera.

2. Using downloaded data from your computer using the supplied software.

Interface Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 High-Speed (mini-B) Audio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
Communication Settings MTP,PTP
Power Source 2 AA Alkaline batteries

2 AA rechargeable NiMH batteries (NB4-300/NB4-200)

AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (optional)

Operating Temperatures 0o - 40o C (32o - 104o F)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90 %
Dimensions (w x h x d) 108.7 x 71.4 x 46.7 mm (4.28 x 2.81 x 1.84 in.)

(camera body only)

Approx. 266 g (9.38 oz.)



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