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PowerShot S100 Digital ELPH

PowerShot S Series


Image Capture Device


1/2.7 inch Charge-Coupled Device(CCD)

Total Pixels

Approx. 2.11 million

Effective Pixels

Approx. 2.02 million


Focal Length

5.4mm (Wide-angle) - 10.8mm (Telephoto) (35 mm film equivalent: 35 - 70 mm)

Focusing Range

Standard: 57 cm - infinity (22 in. - infinity);Macro: 10 cm - 57 cm (4 - 22 in.) (Wide-angle) / 27 cm - 57 cm (11 - 22 in.) (Telephoto)

Autofocus System

TTL 3-point AiAF


Optical Viewfinder

5.4mm (Wide angle) - 10.8mm (Telephoto)

LCD Monitor

1.5 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT LCD

LCD Pixels

117,600 (490 x 240)

LCD Coverage


Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture

Maximum: f/2.8 to f/4 (Wide-angle)
Minimum : f/4 to f/5.6 (Telephoto)

Shutter Speed

1 - 1/1500 sec.(1-sec. for Slow-Synchro mode and manual mode with flash set to Off)

Exposure Control


Equivalent to ISO 100

Light Metering Method

Center weighted metering

Exposure Control Method

TTL program AE

White Balance

White Balance Control

TTL auto/manual


Built-in Flash

Built-in (Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow-Synchro)

Flash Range

Wide angle : 27cm - 3m (11 in. - 10 ft.); Telephoto : 27cm - 2m (11 in. - 7 ft.)

Recycling Time

Approx. 10 sec.

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes

Shooting/ Replay

Self Timer

10 seconds

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 2 images/sec. (when the LCD monitor is off.)

Image Storage

Storage Media

CompactFlash™ card (Type I)

File Format

Design rule for Camera Format (DCF*1), Images/Thumbnails: JPEG

Print Order Format

Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)

Image Recording Format


JPEG Compression Mode

Normal, Fine, Super-Fine

Number of Recording Pixels

Large: 1,600 (H) x 1,200 (V)Middle: 1280 (H) x 960 (V)Small: 800 (H) x 600 (V)


Computer Interface

Universal Serial Bus (USB)

Video Out

Video out


CF Card Slot (Type I)

Power Supply

1. Battery Pack NB-1L
2. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS300 (with DC Coupler DR-300)
Important Safety Information

Power Source

1. Battery Pack NB-1L
2. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS300 (with DC Coupler DR-300)
Important Safety Information

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature

32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)

Operating Humidity

10% - 90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)

3.4 x 2.2 x 1.1 in. (87.0 x 57.0 x 26.9 mm ) (excluding protrusion)


Approx. 6.7 oz. (190 g) (excluding batteries and CF card)

Computer System Requirements

Mac Requirements

Hardware: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, iMac or iBook
OS: Mac OS 8.1 through 9.0.4, Quicktime 3.0 or higher, (QuickTime 4.1 is in the CD-ROM DIGITAL CAMERA Solution Disk included with the PowerShot G1 standard kit) (Please see our Mac OS X Compatibility Statement.)
CPU: PowerPC
USB: Cable connection via camera's USB port is limited to genuine Apple Computer brand models with a built-in USB interface (Power Macintosh NEW G3/G4, PowerBook G3, iMac, iBook). iMac computers running OS 8.1 require installation of iMac Update 1.0 and iMac Firmware Update 1.0 or higher.
RAM: 20 MB or more of application memory

PC Requirements

Hardware: IBM PC/AT compatible
OS: Windows 95/98 (including the Second Edition), Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 3 or higher required), Windows 2000, Windows ME(Please see our Windows XP Compatibility Statement.)
CPU: Pentium 133 MHz or better
Interface: USB: Cable connection via camera's USB port is limited to pre-installed Windows 98, Windows 2000 and pre-installed or upgraded Windows ME systems.
RAM: 32MB or more (Windows 95/98), 64MB or more (Windows NT 4.0/Windows 2000/Windows ME)

*1 DCF is an abbreviation of Design rule for Camera File system standardized by Japan Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA).

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† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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