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The Canon Powershot S100 is an update to the popular Powershot S95 and adds a 5x wide-angle zoom lens, GPS geotagging, and a need imaging system consisting of a new 12.1 megapixel sensor and upgraded processor.

Description

The Canon S95 features the same sensor as the G12 in a compact shell. A manual control ring surrounds the wide-angle f/2.0 lens with 3.8x optical zoom functionality. Canon's HS System technology is built-in, resulting in lauded low light photography performance. On the movie front, the S95 is able to record HD video at 720p.

Part of the PEN line of Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras, the PEN-mini (E-PM1) is the smallest of the line featuring the same 12.3-megapixel sensor as the other models in the line as well as an improved auto-focus system.

The Canon PowerShot G12 is geared toward those seeking as much manual control as possible without making the leap to DSLR territory. With a 10-megapixel sensor also capable of HD video recording inside, the G12 carries an articulating 2.8 display and features hybrid image stabilization. Support for a range of manual options and HDR mode are also included.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 1, 2011

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: August 2010
  • Price at launch: $399.99
  • Status: Available
  • Price at launch: $499.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 10/2010
  • Price at launch: $499.99
  • Camera type: Point-and-shoot
  • Width: 3.9 inches
  • Height: 2.34 inches
  • Depth: 1.05 inches
  • Weight: 0.44 pounds
  • Color: Black, Silver

Hardware

  • Camera type: Point-and-shoot
  • Width: 3.93 inches
  • Height: 2.3 inches
  • Depth: 1.16 inches
  • Weight: 0.37 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Internal image stabilization: Yes
  • Camera type: Mirrorless / Interchangeable Lens
  • Width: 4.31 inches
  • Height: 2.5 inches
  • Depth: 1.33 inches
  • Weight: 0.48 pounds
  • Color: White, Silver, Brown, Black, Pink, Purple
  • Internal image stabilization: Yes
  • Camera type: Point-and-shoot
  • Width: 4.41 inches
  • Height: 3 inches
  • Depth: 1.9 inches
  • Weight: 0.77 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Internal image stabilization: Yes
  • Sensor size: 1/1.7"
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 12.1 megapixels

Sensor

  • Sensor size: 1/1.7"
  • Sensor type: CCD
  • Effective pixels: 10 megapixels
  • Sensor size: Four Thirds System
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 12.3 megapixels
  • Sensor size: 1/1.7"
  • Sensor type: CCD
  • Effective pixels: 10 megapixels
  • Minimum ISO: 80
  • Maximum ISO: 6400
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 2000
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 15 seconds
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 9.6 FPS

Controls

  • Minimum ISO: 80
  • Maximum ISO: 3200
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 1600
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 15 seconds
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 3.9 FPS
  • Minimum ISO: 200
  • Maximum ISO: 12800
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 1400
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 60 seconds
  • Focus points: 35
  • Minimum ISO: 80
  • Maximum ISO: 3200
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 4000
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 15 seconds
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 4.2 FPS
  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 461000 dots

Display

  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 461000 dots
  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 460000 dots
  • Size: 2.8 inches
  • Resolution: 461000 dots
  • Articulating / hinged screen: Yes
  • Built-in viewfinder: Yes
  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 24, 30
  • Continuous AF: Yes

Video

  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 720p
  • Standard framerate(s): 24, 30, Other
  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080i
  • Standard framerate(s): 30
  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 720p
  • Standard framerate(s): 24, 30, Other
  • Supported video formats: MPEG-4, H.264
  • RAW support: RAW

Software

  • Supported video formats: H.264
  • RAW support: RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Supported video formats: AVCHD, Motion JPEG (M-JPEG)
  • RAW support: RAW
  • Supported video formats: H.264
  • RAW support: RAW
  • Focal length (wide): 5.2 mm
  • Focal length (telephoto): 26 mm
  • Focal length (35mm equivalent - wide): 24 mm
  • Focal length (35mm equivalent - telephoto): 120 mm
  • Widest aperture / f-stop: 2
  • Optical zoom: 5 x
  • Image stabilization: Yes

Lens

  • Focal length (wide): 6 mm
  • Focal length (telephoto): 22.5 mm
  • Focal length (35mm equivalent - wide): 28 mm
  • Focal length (35mm equivalent - telephoto): 105 mm
  • Widest aperture / f-stop: 2
  • Optical zoom: 3.8 x
  • Digital zoom: 4 x
  • Combined zoom: 15 x
  • Interchangeable: Yes
  • Supported mounts: Micro Four Thirds
  • Focal length (wide): 14 mm
  • Focal length (telephoto): 42 mm
  • Widest aperture / f-stop: 3.5
  • Focal length (wide): 6.1 mm
  • Focal length (telephoto): 30.5 mm
  • Focal length (35mm equivalent - wide): 28 mm
  • Focal length (35mm equivalent - telephoto): 140 mm
  • Widest aperture / f-stop: 2.8
  • Optical zoom: 5 x
  • Digital zoom: 4 x
  • Combined zoom: 20 x
  • GPS: Yes

Connectivity

  • GPS: Optional
  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC

Storage

  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC
  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC
  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes

Audio

  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Microphone input: Yes
  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): USB

Ports

  • Video out: Yes
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): Proprietary, Accessory shoe, USB, HDMI mini
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): USB, HDMI mini
  • Model: NB-5L
  • Removable: Yes

Battery

  • Model: NB-6L
  • Removable: Yes
  • Model: BLS-1
  • Removable: Yes
  • Model: NB-7L
  • Removable: Yes
Yes (Built-in)

Flash

Yes (Built-in)
Yes (Optional)
Yes (Built-in)

Bundled accessories

AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
Flash FL-LM1
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