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PowerShot SD100

PowerShot SD/ELPH Series


Type of Camera


Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and 2x Optical/ 3.2x Digital/ 6.4x Combined Zoom

Image Capture Device


1/2.7 inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)

Effective Pixels

Approx. 3.2 million


Focal Length

5.4 - 10.8mm, f/2.8 - 3.9 zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 70mm)

Digital Zoom

3.2x Digital Zoom (Maximum 6.4x digital zoom is available when combined with optical zoom)

Focusing Range

Normal: AF: 18 in. - Infinity/ 47cm - Infinity, Macro AF: 4 in. - 18 in./ 10cm - 47cm (WIDE); 9 in. - 18 in./ 23cm - 47cm (TELE)

Autofocus System

9-point AiAF/ 1-point AF (Fixed to center)


Optical Viewfinder

Real-image zoom viewfinder

LCD Monitor

1.5 inch low temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD

LCD Pixels

Approx. 118,000 pixels

LCD Coverage


Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture

f/2.8/ 7.1 (W), f/3.9/ 10 (T)

Shutter Speed

15 - 1/1,500 sec.

Exposure Control


Auto/ ISO 50/ 100/ 200/ 400 (equivalent ISO)

Light Metering Method

Evaluative, Center-weighted Average or Spot Metering

Exposure Control Method

Program AE

AE Lock


White Balance

White Balance Control

Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), or Custom


Built-in Flash

Operation Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction On/ Off, Slow-Sync

Flash Range

1.6 - 9.8 ft./ 47cm - 3.0m (WIDE); 1.6 - 6.6 ft./ 47cm - 2.0m (TELE); 11 - 18 in./ 27 - 47cm (Macro) (When ISO is speed is set to AUTO)

Recycling Time

Approx. 10 sec. or less

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes

Auto, Program, Manual, Stitch Assist, Movie.

Photo Effects

Vivid color, Neutral color, Low sharpening, Sepia, Black & White

Self Timer

Operates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down.

Wireless Control

Not Available

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 2.2 shots/sec. (Large/ Fine Mode and LCD monitor is Off)

Image Storage

Storage Media

SD Memory Card

Print Order Format

Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1

Image Recording Format

Still Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)

JPEG Compression Mode

SuperFine, Fine or Normal

Number of Recording Pixels

Large: 2,048 x 1,536, Medium1: 1,600 x 1,200, Medium2: 1,024 x 768, Small: 640 x 480 pixels Movie: 640 x 480, 320 x 240 or 160 x 120

Number of Recordable Images

Image data

 These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon.
Actual totals and file sizes may vary according to the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode.

Time of Recordable Movies

Movie data

 Individual movie clips are limited to 3 minutes maximum per clip. Above figures show total movie capacity on various SD memory cards, measured under Canon’s standard test conditions, and may vary depending upon scene, subjects or camera settings.

Playback Specifications

Playback Modes File

Single, Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnification (2x to 10x), or Slide Show or Movie

Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes

Still images: Single Image, All Images
Movie: Part of movie, All movie


Computer Interface

USB (mini-B jack)

Video Out



SD memory card slot. Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and select Bubble Jet Direct Photo Printers (no computer required), using camera's USB cable.

Power Supply

1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-3L)
2. Compact Power Adapter (CA-PS500 & DC Coupler DR-900)
Important safety information Approx. 180 shots (LCD monitor ON)
Approx. 480 shots (LCD monitor OFF)(At 73°F/23°C, flash used for every fourth shot) Approx. 150 min.

Power Source

1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-3L)
2. Compact Power Adapter (CA-PS500 & DC Coupler DR-900)
Important safety information

Shooting Capacity

Approx. 180 shots (LCD monitor ON)
Approx. 480 shots (LCD monitor OFF)(At 73°F/23°C, flash used for every fourth shot)

Playback Time

Approx. 150 min.

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature

32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)

Operating Humidity

10 - 90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)

3.35 x 2.20 x 0.94 in./ 85 x 56 x 23.9mm (Excluding protrusions)


Approx. 5.82 oz./ 165g (Camera body only)

Computer System Requirements

Mac Requirements

Computer Model: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, eMac, iMac or iBook OS: Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2, Mac OS X (v10.1/ 10.2). CPU: PowerPC. Interface: USB (Models with Apple genuine USB interface only).

PC Requirements

Computer Model: IBM PC/ AT compatible. OS: Microsoft Windows 98 (including Second Edition)/ Me/ 2000/ XP.CPU: Pentium 150MHz or higher processor (Windows 98/ Me/ 2000),Pentium 300MHz or higher processor (Windows XP). Interface: USB (Windows 98/ Me/ 2000/ XP pre-install model only).

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