PowerShot SD100

PowerShot SD/ELPH Series
Item Code: 8395A001


Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact digital still camera with built-in flash and 2x Optical/ 3.2x Digital/ 6.4x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
Type1/2.7 inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Effective PixelsApprox. 3.2 million
Focal Length5.4 - 10.8mm, f/2.8 - 3.9 zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 70mm)
Digital Zoom3.2x Digital Zoom (Maximum 6.4x digital zoom is available when combined with optical zoom)
Focusing RangeNormal: AF: 18 in. - Infinity/ 47cm - Infinity, Macro AF: 4 in. - 18 in./ 10cm - 47cm (WIDE); 9 in. - 18 in./ 23cm - 47cm (TELE)
Autofocus System9-point AiAF/ 1-point AF (Fixed to center)
Optical ViewfinderReal-image zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor1.5 inch low temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD PixelsApprox. 118,000 pixels
LCD Coverage100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperturef/2.8/ 7.1 (W), f/3.9/ 10 (T)
Shutter Speed15 - 1/1,500 sec.
Exposure Control
SensitivityAuto/ ISO 50/ 100/ 200/ 400 (equivalent ISO)
Light Metering MethodEvaluative, Center-weighted Average or Spot Metering
Exposure Control MethodProgram AE
AE LockAvailable
White Balance
White Balance ControlAuto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), or Custom
Built-in FlashOperation Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction On/ Off, Slow-Sync
Flash Range1.6 - 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 TimeApprox. 10 sec. or less
Shooting Specifications
Shooting ModesAuto, Program, Manual, Stitch Assist, Movie.
Photo EffectsVivid color, Neutral color, Low sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
Self TimerOperates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down.
Wireless ControlNot Available
Continuous ShootingApprox. 2.2 shots/sec. (Large/ Fine Mode and LCD monitor is Off)
Image Storage
Storage MediaSD Memory Card
Print Order FormatDigital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1
Image Recording FormatStill Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)
JPEG Compression ModeSuperFine, Fine or Normal
Number of Recording PixelsLarge: 2,048 x 1,536, Medium1: 1,600 x 1,200, Medium2: 1,024 x 768, Small: 640 x 480 pixelsMovie: 640 x 480, 320 x 240 or 160 x 120
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
Menu SelectionFile Size
Large / SuperFine1,6022,048 x 1,5363876
Large / Fine8932,048 x 1,536615136
Large / Normal4452,048 x 1,5361330269
Medium 1/ SuperFine1,0021,600 x 1,200513121
Medium 1/ Fine5581,600 x 1,2001124216
Medium 1/ Normal2781,600 x 1,2002246411
Medium 2/ SuperFine5701,024 x 7681023211
Medium 2/ Fine3201,024 x 7681941372
Medium 2/ Normal1701,024 x 7683573651
Small / SuperFine249640 x 4802451460
Small / Fine150640 x 4804080711
Small / Normal84640 x 480671261,117


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
 File Size (KB)Resolution
Movie / High990640 x 4805 sec.13 sec.123 sec.
Movie / Medium330320 x 24017 sec.40sec.355 sec.
Movie / Low120160 x 12049 sec.98 sec.869 sec.


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 FileSingle, Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnification (2x to 10x), or Slide Show or Movie
Erasing Specifications
Erase ModesStill images: Single Image, All Images
Movie: Part of movie, All movie
Computer InterfaceUSB (mini-B jack)
Video OutNTSC or PAL
OtherSD 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 Source1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-3L)
2. Compact Power Adapter (CA-PS500 & DC Coupler DR-900)
Important safety information
Shooting CapacityApprox. 180 shots (LCD monitor ON)
Approx. 480 shots (LCD monitor OFF)(At 73°F/23°C, flash used for every fourth shot)
Playback TimeApprox. 150 min.
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
Operating Humidity10 - 90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.35 x 2.20 x 0.94 in./ 85 x 56 x 23.9mm (Excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 5.82 oz./ 165g (Camera body only)
Computer System Requirements
Mac RequirementsComputer Model: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, eMac, iMac or iBookOS: 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 RequirementsComputer Model: IBM PC/ AT compatibleOS: 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).