Canon SX100 IS is a new digital camera available in the markets of India. Check out the review of Canon SX 100IS and know about its features and specifications.

Canon SX100 IS

The newCanon SX100 IS is a compact ‘super zoom’ camera, the first to be launched in SX series in India. The series combines dynamic features along with high power zoom. The camera offers a resolution of 8 megapixel as well as a 10x optical zoom. Its fresh features include DIGIC III, Optical Image Stabilizer, etc. Along with ergonomic design, Canon SX 100IS is fit to perform still photography as well as capture movie clips functions with ease and deftness. It provides excellent manual control to the user, coupled with powerful battery backup.
Canon SX100 IS has a chic design, which is easy to hold and provides a good grip. The camera body is made of plastic, which makes it less heavy and quite comfortable while handling. It measures 108.7 x 71.4 x 46.7 mm and weighs merely 266 g. Canon SX100IS has a 2.5 inch TFT LCD monitor, exhibiting 172,000 pixel images. It provides 100 percent area coverage as well as 15 levels of brightness settings. The digital camera has 10x optical zoom, which makes things considerable easy for the photographer while capturing pictures.
Canon SX100 IS has extremely handy features. The camera houses DGIC III CCD sensor, along with 8.0 megapixel image processor and face detection technology with face select and track function. Moreover, the optical Image Stabilizer technology and Auto ISO shift provide anti blur solution with ISO 1600. The user can enjoy 18 shooting modes with full manual control as well as red eye correction in playback. Thus, you can enjoy both automatic as well as manual features, as per your comfort and precision level.
Technical Specifications
Body Material
Weight (With Battery)
266g (9.4 oz)
108.7 x 71.4 x 46.7 mm (4.3 x 2.8 x 1.8 in)
  • 1/2.5" Type CCD
  • 8.0 million effective pixels
File formats            
  • JPEG (Exif v2.2)
  • DPOF 1.1
  • AVI (Motion JPEG + WAVE)
Image Sizes
  • 3264 x 2448
  • 2592 x 1944
  • 2048 x 1536
  • 1600 x 1200
  • 640 x 480
  • 3264 x 1832
  • Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame)
  • Center-weighted average
  • Spot (center)
Shutter Speed 
15 - 1/2500 sec
ISO Sensitivity
  • Auto
  • High ISO Auto
  • ISO 80
  • ISO 100
  • ISO 200
  • ISO 400
  • ISO 800
  • ISO 1600
White Balance
  • Auto
  • Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Tungsten
  • Fluorescent
  • Fluorescent H
  • Custom
LCD Monitor
  • 2.5-inch P-Si TFT
  • 172,000 pixels
  • 100% coverage
  • 15 levels of brightness adjustment
  • SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus , HC MMCplus compatible
  • 32 MB card supplied
  • Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Slow Sync, Red-eye reduction
  • +/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
  • Face Detection FE compensation
  • Safety FE
  • Flash exposure lock
  • Manual Power Adjustment - 3 levels
  • Range (Auto ISO) - 50cm - 3.0m (wide) / 2.0m (tele)
Image parameters            
My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom Color)
  • 36-360mm (35mm equiv)
  • 10x optical zoom
  • F2.8 - 4.3
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • AV out (PAL / NTSC switchable)
  • 2x AA Alkaline or NiMH batteries
  • Optional AC adapter ACK800
Continuous Shooting     
  • Approx 0.8 fps until card is full (AF / LiveView)
  • Approx 1.3 fps until card is full (LCD monitor off)
Self timer    
  • 2 or 10sec
  • Custom

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