Canon PowerShot N100 Digital Camera

Canon Logo

Digital Compact Canon
PowerShot N100 Camera

Canon PowerShot N100 Digital Camera The digital compact Canon PowerShot N100 Camera just happens to be a uniquely-engineered point-and-shoot containing a 12.1 megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor along with a DIGIC 6 imaging processor to deliver high-resolution still images and full 1080p HD video. The processor and image sensor work hand in hand to create the HS SYSTEM, which assists in improving the low-light photography capabilities by expanding the operative sensitivity levels and at the same time diminishing apparent noise for clearer, cleaner images. The incorporated optical 5x zoom lens delivers a 24 through 20mm 35mm-equivalent focal extent and also takes advantage of an included Optical Image Stabilizer to diminish the introduction of camera shake while shooting at longer zoom ratios or with extended shutter speeds.

Centered around a tilting 90 layout, the N100 features a 922k-dot 3.0" capacitive touchscreen that offers an efficient and intuitive means for both controlling and viewing the camera. An additional camera facing to the rear is built into the camera design to allow capturing pictures of yourself while shooting, which may then be blended into other photos for a different picture-in-picture development.

Rounding out the imaging features of the N100 is on-board Wi-Fi connectivity, providing for instanious photo and video sharing to home computers, linked mobile devices, or directly to selected social network sites. Connection is made easy with a dedicated Mobile Connect Button as well as through the use of NFC technology to simplify the sharing process. After being linked, mobile devices may also be employed to take control of and to release the N100's shutter.

12.1 Mp CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor

    A 12.1 Mp High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor provides high image quality that, when paired with the DIGIC 6 image processor, exhibits notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 6400. The sensor and processor work together to create Canon's HS SYSTEM, which is able to produce clear, rich imagery in dimly-lit situations with minimal noise and high detail. Also benefitting working in difficult lighting conditions, the DIGIC 6 processor enables electronic Dynamic IS image stabilization, which compensates for angular, shift, and motion blur types for sharper imagery.
5x Optical Zoom Lens
    The 5x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-120mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of shooting situations. An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to ensure consistently sharp imagery regardless of the focal length and a maximum f/1.8 aperture further complements this camera's low-light shooting capabilities.
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
    Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables seamless and instant transferring of photos and videos to mobile devices, home computers, and to select social networking sites. Linking Android devices to the camera is aided through the incorporation of NFC (Near Field Communication), which facilitates connection simply by tapping the two devices. Additionally, a dedicated Mobile Device Connect Button further establishes a simplified means for linking both iOS and Android devices.

    When connected, the mobile device can also be used to remotely control and release the camera's shutter from a distance, as well as display a live view image on the linked device's screen.

Dual Capture Mode
    A secondary rear-facing Story Camera, with a wide-angle 25mm-equivalent lens, is incorporated into the N100's design to capture your expression when shooting and then composites your image, along with one from the front-facing camera, into a unique picture-in-picture effect. The mode is available for both still and video recordings, and the sub-shot configurable in three different sizes and four positions.
Tilting Design and 3.0" Touchscreen
    A large 3.0" 922k-dot capacitive touchscreen is available for live view monitoring as well as intuitive image review and menu navigation. The screen also features a 90 top-hinged tilting design, which helps to maintain an overall compact camera profile as well as serving to benefit working from high and low angles.
Full HD 1080p Movie Recording
    Full HD 1920 x 1080p video recording at 30 fps is possible in the Internet-friendly MP4 format or the high-quality iFrame Movie format and is easily accessible through the use of a dedicated movie record button. For sharing and viewing both movies and still images, an HDMI port is available for outputting your imagery to an HDTV.
Intelligent IS
    The N100's low-light shooting ability is further enhanced with the inclusion of Intelligent IS image stabilization, which applies one of eight different settings to best reduce the appearance of camera shake depending on the type of scene in which you are photographing.


    Normal IS corrects for a wide range of common camera movements. Panning IS detects deliberate panning movements and does not compensate for lateral movements to permit desired camera movements. Macro (Hybrid) IS corrects for shift-type camera shake that commonly occurs when working with close-up subject matter. Tripod is a dedicated setting that automatically deactivates IS when the use of a tripod is detected since camera-based stabilization is not needed.

    Video Recording:

    Dynamic IS is well-suited to recording at wide-angle focal lengths and reduces unwanted shaking that typically occurs when walking while recording. Powered IS compensates for hand movements that become more visually discernable when working at the telephoto end of the zoom range. Macro (Hybrid) IS minimizes the appearance of shake when walking as well as compensates for shift-type shake that occurs when working with close-up subject matter. Active Tripod IS minimizes the slight amount of shake that can happen when recording video while using a tripod.

Other Camera Features
    Creative Shot mode utilizes an original image's composition, color, and lighting qualities in order to develop five new, unique images with an artistic flair. Hybrid Auto mode records quick, short video clips just prior to shooting still imagery and then compiles them together to form a unique highlight reel. Story Highlights mode can automatically select and compile imagery into a dynamic 2-minute-long highlight reel within the camera, making for a rich viewing experience without the need of a computer. Smart AUTO is an intelligent setting that works to select the proper camera settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations in order to render imagery clearly and consistently. Shooting Modes and Special Scene Modes: Smart AUTO, Movie Digest & Hybrid Auto, Program, Dual Capture, Creative Shot, Portrait, Face Self-Timer, Handheld Night Scene, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Movie, and iFrame Movie. ECO Mode intelligently reduces your power consumption, aiding in producing longer battery life for more shooting. Built-in Wi-Fi expedites printing imagery from your camera when using a PictBridge-compatible printer. Or, alternatively, the Direct Print system allows you to print straight from your camera using a USB connection. Language support: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, and Vietnamese.

Shop for Canon PowerShot N100 Digital Camera at these stores
Link to Adorama Link to Amazon Link to B&H Photo

Body type Compact  
Max resolution 4000 x 3000  
Other resolutions 4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2664, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480  
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 12 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 13 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
Processor DIGIC 6  
ISO Auto, 80 - 6400  
White balance presets 6  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization Optical  
Uncompressed format No  
JPEG quality levels Superfine, Fine  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24120 mm  
Optical zoom 5  
Maximum aperture F1.8 - F5.7  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Single
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4x)  
Manual focus Yes  
Number of focus points 9  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting  
Screen size 3  
Screen dots 922,000  
Touch screen Yes (Capacitive type)  
Screen type TFT PureColor II G Touch screen LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 15 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec  
Aperture priority No  
Shutter priority No  
Manual exposure mode No  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 7.00 m  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1280 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)  
Format H.264  
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (micro HDMI)  
Wireless Built-In  
Wireless notes 802.11 b/g/n with NFC  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-Ion NB-12L rechargeable battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 330  
Weight (inc. batteries) 289 g (0.64 lb / 10.19 oz)  
Dimensions 105 x 68 x 36 mm (4.13 x 2.68 x 1.42)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
GPS Optional  
GPS notes via smartphone


Know the Canon digital camera you are looking for?
Go directly to the camera by using the drop-down menu below