Canon PowerShot S100
Top 57%653 points
Top 57%
Megapixels
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10.91MP - 19.73MP
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Canon PowerShot S100: 46 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

12.1MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
294
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
7.5 x 5.5mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
247
0

3. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
2.3fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
175
0

4. weight

198g
HTC Re: 65.5g
142
0

5. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
6400ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
127
0

6. video recording

1080 x 24fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
115
0

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
200shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

8. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon PowerShot S100
48% have it
85
0

9. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.0005s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
81
0

10. pixel density

327ppi
Hasselblad Stellar: 544ppi
77
0

11. width

59.8mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

12. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon PowerShot S100
26% have it
73
0

13. dynamic range

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
11.6Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
72
0

14. height

98.9mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

15. volume

157.9cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

16. thickness

26.7mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

17. resolution

784 x 588px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

18. battery power

1120mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX: 4360mAh
69
0

19. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.8"
58
0

20. has GPS

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Canon PowerShot S100
14% have it
58
0

21. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Canon PowerShot S100
73% have it
56
0

22. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Canon PowerShot S100
88% have it
51
0

23. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Canon PowerShot S100
44% have it
50
0

24. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon PowerShot S100
66% have it
49
0

25. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
2
Canon EOS M6: 2
43
0

26. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
5x
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.3x
43
0

27. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Canon PowerShot S100
88% have it
41
0

28. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Canon PowerShot S100
55% have it
41
0

29. widest aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
2f
Ricoh GR II: 1f
41
0

30. flash sync speed

Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
0.0005s
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 + Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH: 0.00006s
40
0

31. Has a hot shoe

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Canon PowerShot S100
51% have it
40
0

32. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
120mm
Nikon Coolpix P900: 2000mm
39
0

33. exposure time

When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
15s
Hasselblad H5D-200c MS: 720s
37
0

34. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Canon PowerShot S100
62% have it
36
0

35. minimum focal length

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
24mm
HP Photosmart R937: 1.18mm
35
0

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