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Powershot N100 12.1MP 5x Zoom 3-inch LCD Digital Camera - Black
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Canon Powershot N100 12.1MP 5x Zoom 3-inch LCD Digital Camera - Black

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 6 Image Processor. 5x Optical Zoom. 1080p Full HD video. Built-in Wi-Fi. Built-in NFC. Dual Capture. Mobile Device Connect Button. Story Highlights. 3.0-inch tilt, capacitive touch panel.

The Story Begins With You

Fun and innovative - just like you - the new PowerShot N100 brings your stories to life. It starts with Dual Capture using a rear-facing wide-angle "Story Camera." While the main camera shoots the subject, the secondary camera is shooting you, the photographer - easily capture everything from a parent's pride to priceless double takes. When the images come together, the moment in time you've captured gets a whole new spin. And try Story Highlights: a ready-to-share short reel intelligently generated right on the camera from your stills and video(1). Share your stories with the world right away: built-in Wi-Fi lets you transfer images and video* directly to select social networking sites, mobile devices** and your computer. You can even shoot from a distance, controlling the camera with your smartphone or tablet*, and simply touch to a compatible Android device*** using built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) for easy wireless connectivity. The genuine Canon f/1.8 lens ensures clear, bright, luminous shots, while DIGIC 6 Image Processor drives the Canon HS SYSTEM for image quality - even in low light - that no smartphone can begin to match.


Dual Capture

A special moment is more than a simple photo or a video - it's the story behind the moment that gives the memory meaning. So capture it with the innovative PowerShot N100 and its rear-facing "Story Camera." The PowerShot N100 uses the secondary camera to turn your photos or video into a compelling story with behind-the-scenes input. In Dual Capture mode, the main camera shoots the subject while the photographer's expression is captured with a wide-angle 25mm lens sub-camera to preserve the moment with an entirely new feel. It's perfect for capturing everything from a parent's pride to a priceless double take. The images are combined in a single file for a fun picture-in-picture effect in both photos and video, and with three sizes and four positions available for the sub-shot, there is plenty of flexibility for creating the perfect story for the moment.

Story Highlights

View your still images and video (1) as a fun short story with the Story Highlights feature on the new PowerShot N100 camera. You can choose to have the camera create one automatically, creating a short video of approximately two minutes according to date, event or people, or you can customize your Story Highlights reel for a fun, unique video of up to five minutes. It's all done in camera, without the need for any additional software. Easily access and enjoy your Story Highlights - simply press the Story Highlights button to start creating your highlight album. The Story Highlights album can be saved to the camera for quick replay and also shared with the PowerShot N100's built-in Wi-Fi.

Built-in Wi-Fi makes sharing quick and easy

The PowerShot N100 camera is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi technology so you can easily share your creative photos and video with friends and family. The camera can connect directly to both iOS and Android devices*, and upload images via the free Canon CameraWindow app** without a computer. Easily post your images to social networking and media sites - Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and now Google Drive - through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY **** or save them to the online photo album to share anytime, anywhere. You can share your images with everyone or to selected groups, and even add comments. The built-in Wi-Fi technology allows you to transfer images to other Wi-Fi equipped PowerShot cameras or print your photos directly to a PictBridge (Wireless LAN) certified printer. You can also use your smartphone or tablet* to remotely control the camera with Remote Shooting**. Your device will show a live image of the camera's capture - perfect for a commemorative group photo, wildlife shots and all kinds of situations.

Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication)

The PowerShot N100 camera supports NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, eliminating the need to find and open the Canon CameraWindow app* on your mobile device. Simply touch the NFC icon on your camera to your compatible Android device**, and the CameraWindow app will launch automatically for quick, easy sharing of your images. Built-in NFC technology also makes it simpler to install the app. If the app hasn't been installed yet, once you touch the devices together for the first time, the download screen will display automatically.



Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical, 4x Digital and 20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

 Image Capture Device

12.1 Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS

Total Pixels
Approx. 13.3 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels


Focal Length
Main: 5.2 (W) - 26.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-120mm)

Digital Zoom

Focusing Range
Main - Auto/Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 12.0 in. (30cm) - infinity (T); Macro: 1.2 in. - 1.6 ft. (3-50cm) (W)

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus


Optical Viewfinder
Not available

LCD Monitor
3.0-inch Tilt, Capacitive Touch Panel LCD

LCD Pixels
Approx. 922,000 dots

LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%

 Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/1.8 (W), f/5.7 (T)

Shutter Speed
1-1/2000 sec.
15-1 sec. (Shooting long exposures)

 Exposure Control

Auto, ISO 80 - 6400

Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center

Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock

Exposure Compensation
Still Images: +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Videos: +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)

 White Balance

White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom, Multi-area White Balance

* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.


 Built-in Flash
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.

Flash Range
1.6 ft. - 23 ft. (W), 1.6 - 7.5 ft. (T) (50cm - 7.0m (W), (50cm - 2.3m (T))

Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance

Recycling Time
10 seconds or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)

Flash Exposure Compensation

 Shooting Specifications

 Shooting Modes
Auto, Hybrid Auto, P, Dual Capture, Creative Shot1, Portrait, Face Self-timer, Handheld Night Scene, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, iFrame Movie

*1 Auto, Retro, Monochrome, Special and Natural effects
Shooting movies is possible with the movie button

Photo Effects
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color *

*Adjustment of contrast sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available

Self Timer
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*

*Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

Wireless Control
Not Available

Continuous Shooting
Normal: Approx. TBA shots/sec. (in P mode)

Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically
Differs depending on the zoom position.

 Image Storage

 Storage Media
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

File Format
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compatible

JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MP4 (Image: H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))

Number of Recording Pixels
Still Images:
1) 16:9 - Large: 4000 x 2248; Medium 1: 2816 x 1584; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360

2) 3:2 - Large: 4000 x 2664; Medium 1: 2816 x 1880; Medium 2: 2048 x 1368; Small: 640 x 424

3) 4:3 - Large: 4000 x 3000; Medium 1: 2816 x 2112; Medium 2: 2048 x 1536; Small: 640 x 480

4) 1:1 - Large: 2992 x 2992; Medium 1: 2112 x 2112; Medium 2: 1536 x 1536; Small: 480 x 480

Full HD 1920 x 1280: 30 fps (29.97)
iFrame Movie 1920 x 1280: 30 fps (29.97)
HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)

 Playback Specifications

 Playback Modes File
Stills & Videos:
Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Slideshow (Repeat, Interval, Effect)

Still Images:
Single, Index (6-100 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, My Colors, Histogram, Overexposure Warning

Normal Playback*1, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2

Displays playback position and shooting time

*1 Audio settings available in 5 levels
*2 Approximately 4 seconds
*3 Slow motion available

 Erasing Specifications

 Erase Modes
Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images

The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie can be deleted.


Video Out
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video); HDMI connector (D-type)

Audio Out
Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)

SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers

Power Source
Battery Pack NB-12L, AC Adapter Kit ACK-100

Shooting Capacity
330 shots (Normal shooting)
460 shots (ECO mode)

Playback Time
Approx. 6 hours

 Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature
32-104 degrees Farenheit /0-40 degrees Celcius

Operating Humidity
10-90 percent

Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.11 x 2.66 x 1.41 in. / 104.5 x 67.5 x 35.8mm

10.2 oz. / 289g (CIPA standard)
8.89 oz. / 252g (Body only)
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

Canon, DIGIC, ELPH, PIXMA, PowerShot and SELPHY are registered trademarks of Canon Inc. in the United States and may also be registered trademarks or trademarks in other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other products and brand names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

(1) Videos must be shot in Hybrid Auto.

* With the download of the free Canon CameraWindow app. This software enables you to upload images to social network services. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy-related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software.

** Compatible with iOS versions 6.0/6.1/7.0, Android smartphone versions 2.3.3/4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3 and Android tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3. Data charges may apply.

*** Compatible with Android devices version 4.0 or later.

**** One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album

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