High image quality thanks to its large 1/1.7" image sensor
Burst mode does not slow or have shot limit
Selfie fans will like dual-lens capture modes
Auto focus is fast and accurate
Very good battery life
Touch screen navigation works very well
Album playback is attractive
Flash is bright for its size
Flash recycles quickly
Wi-Fi setup is easy
Dedicated Wi-Fi button
5x zoom power is modest
3.2fps burst mode is not lightning quick
No high-speed burst modes
In-camera editing is limited
Smart shutter features can be unresponsive
No burst shooting with flash
USB cable not included
Body is a little bulky
The N100 has a lot to offer, including Wi-Fi, fast autofocus, the
innovative Creative Shot mode, and a rear lens that enables the dual
capture of a selfie and the scenery - as stills or video. The
high-resolution screen and artsy playback features sweeten the deal, as
do the elegantly implemented touch screen functions. But if you want
lightning-quick burst shooting or a powerful zoom lens, you'll have to
look elsewhere. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
Borrowing from the PowerShot N from 2013, Canon announced the PowerShot N100 at CES 2014. It features a 5x optical zoom, a 24mm wide-angle f/1.8 lens, a 12.1-megapixel high sensitivity (HS) CMOS image sensor, their DIGIC 6 image processor, and full 1080p HD video recording (with a dedicated movie record button).
But wait, there's more...
Dual Capture Mode utilizes the included rear-facing "Story Camera" to create a picture-in-picture effect of not only the photograph subject, but also the person taking said photograph. Story Highlights Mode "creates a highlight reel of selected images or movie digest clips" to build a two to five minute movie automatically selected from the movies and/or videos taken at one specific event (hand picked events, dates taken, or even by Face ID).
The N100 also boasts 46 new Filter Effects, including HDR (High Dynamic Range) effects and Creative Shot Mode, which divides the filters into four categories: Retro, Monochrome, Special, and Natural. The other cool thing about Creative Shot Mode is that after you take a photo, this mode "automatically renders five different variations of the shot", to give you options, while retaining the original version.
With "enhanced" Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) technologies, the N100 uses the Mobile Device Connect Button to pair with Android or iOS smartphones and tablets. From there, assuming you're running the Canon Camera Window app, it's easy to connect with computers, back up images on the cloud, or use your iOS or Android device as a remote control / remote display.
Canon PowerShot N100 features:
12.1-megapixel HS CMOS image sensor
5x optical zoom lens, covers 24 - 120mm
Optical Image Stabilization
DIGIC 6 processor
Full 1080p HD video recording
New Dual Capture Mode
Secondary rear facing camera, records the photographer and subject
Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
3.0-inch tilting, touchscreen LCD (capacitive)
Dedicated movie record button
Intelligent IS System
Story Highlight Mode
Creative Shot Mode (with 4 new filter categories)
The PowerShot N100 comes in White or Black, with a MSRP of $349.99. See our best price box at the top right of this page to see current online pricing.
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