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Canon PowerShot N100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of Canon PowerShot N100. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and image quality. The screen and performance are also appreciated. Many are critical about the color and exposure, while comments about the shutter and energy efficiency are different.

usability, performance, screen, image quality, design

flash, exposure, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot N100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon PowerShot N100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Canon PowerShot N100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the screen and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. The exposure and flash get critical reviews.

usability, price, image quality, portability, screen

flash, exposure

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot N100 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera (White)Canon PowerShot N100 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera (White)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Les Shu (

Canon PowerShot N100 review


While Canon should be commended for again thinking outside the box, the PowerShot N100 is packed with more tricks than actual must-have features.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Canon PowerShot N100 review


The Canon PowerShot N100 is an odd camera, but in completely different ways than the first N series model .

The Canon PowerShot N100 packs a larger-than-usual sensor and a lens that starts at a bright f1.8 aperture, a combination that gets you better photo quality in low-light conditions than you'd get from a typical point-and-shoot. Shooting performance is...

It's heavier and bigger than the similarly spec'ed PowerShot S120; the design overall isn't great; the rear-facing camera is sort of a waste; NFC is underutilized.

The Canon PowerShot N100's photos and performance are a step in the right direction for point-and-shoots, but the N100 design needs a bit more work and perhaps fewer novelties.

May, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Canon PowerShot N100


The Canon PowerShot N100 expands on the original N's Creative Shot mode, and thankfully drops its predecessor's quirky design.

Sharp f/1.8 lens. Larger than average image sensor. 3.6fps image capture. Solid image quality through ISO 1600. Tilting touch-screen display. Creative Shot mode. Rear camera Dual Capture mode. Wi-Fi.

Pricey. No Raw shooting support. Lacks manual control modes. Controls limited in Creative Shot mode. Some barrel distortion. Limited zoom range.

It's also possible to use your phone or tablet as a remote control. A Live View feed streams from the N100 to the display of your handheld device, but control is limited. You can adjust the zoom, control the flash, set the self-timer, and fire the...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Eric Butterfield (

Canon PowerShot N100


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...

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 ; High-resolution LCD ; Touch screen...

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...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

Canon PowerShot N100 test photos


Canon PowerShot N100 photo gallery : The new PowerShot N100 is an innovative and creative compact camera featuring both a front and rear facing camera. The Dual Capture technology allows you to tell both sides of the story, by simultaneously capture...

The Canon PowerShot N100 comes in the color black, the compact camera is expected to be available from May 2014. The Canon PowerShot N100 price is set at €350 EUR / $350 USD / £350 GBP. Availability of colors and optional camera accessories may vary...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Canon PowerShot N100


Canon PowerShot N100 digital compact camera : Sharing stories is easier than ever before, with the PowerShot N100's Wi-Fi functionality allowing you to wirelessly upload your stories directly to social networks. Connecting to smartphones is easy - the...

The new Story Highlights mode is the perfect tool to help you easily tell your story, without the need for any editing. The mode automatically edits all of your special stories into one memorable video album for you to review and share. Using a unique...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Canon PowerShot N100 Dual camera


Canon N100 Dual digital camera takes two pictures at once! : Canon introduces the PowerShot N100 - a brand new concept camera, packed full of innovative new technologies to effortlessly turn your pictures and videos into stories that you'll never...

The Canon PowerShot N100 price is set at 420,- Euro. Prices may vary from country to country. The retail sales package contains: Canon PowerShot N100 digital camera, Canon WS-DC12 wrist strap, Canon NB-12L battery pack, Canon CB-2LGE battery charger,...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Dave Pardue (

Canon N100 Review


Canon's latest concept camera, the N100, features a brand new body style and at least one new feature that is a real eye-opener. Called "Dual Capture Mode", it literally allows the photographer to take a picture, while the 0.3MP "rear facing...

The PowerShot N100 is expected to start shipping in May 2014 at an estimated retail price of US$349.99, and will be offered in white or black.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by (

Canon PowerShot N100 review: Hands on


The Canon PowerShot N100 is the brand's first model with front and rear cameras

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (

Canon PowerShot N100 review


The camera that photographs you while you photograph

Easy to use ; Touchscreen ; Two-way camera

LCD not visible from front

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes


Battery life (CIPA standard):330
Battery life (max):6
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-12L
Battery voltage:3.7
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery


Brightness adjustment: Yes
Camera file system:DPOF
Camera playback:Single image, Movie, Slide show
Contrast adjustment: Yes
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram: Yes
Image processor:DIGIC 6
Languages support:Multi
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid / Sepia, Vivid, Black&White, Neutral
Playback mode:Rotation, Shuffle, Slideshow
Playback Modes:Rotation, Shuffle, Slideshow
Playback zoom:10
Playback zoom (max):10
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Fireworks, Portrait / Fireworks, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow / Portrait, Night, Fireworks, Snow
Self-timer:10,2 / 2,10
Self-timer delay:10,2 / 2,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Movie, Scene
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Custom modes, Fluorescent H, Daylight, Tungsten


Color of product:Black / White
Energy Star certified:N
Product color:Black


Display aspect ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):922000 / 992000
Field of view:100 / 1000
Touch screen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: No


Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Slow synchronization / Auto, Slow synchronization, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Flash on
Flash range (tele):19.685 - 90.551 / 19.7 - 90.6
Flash range (wide):19.685 - 275.591 / 19.7 - 275.6
Flash sync-speed:1/2000


Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:1.18
Focus adjustment:Auto / Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range (tele):0.03 - 0.5
Normal focusing range:0.3 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):0.3 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.05 - ∞

Lens System

Combined zoom:20
Digital Zoom:4
Extra/Smart zoom:10
Focal length range (f-f):0.2047 - 1.024 / 0.205 - 1.02
Lens structure:7/6
Lens structure (elements/groups):7/6
Maximum aperture number:5.7
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):4.72 / 4.724
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.945
Optical Zoom:5

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, Auto / Auto / Auto, 6400, 80
ISO sensitivity (max):6400
ISO sensitivity (min):80
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE / Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1


Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:AC
Quick start guide: Yes
Wrist strap included:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG / JPG, EXIF
Image sensor size:1/1.7
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):4000 x 2248, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 4000 x 2664, 2816 x 1880, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424, 4000 x 3000, 2816 x 2112, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480, 2992 x 2992, 2112 x 2112, 1536 x 1536, 480 x 480 / 4000 x 3000,2816 x 2112,1600 x 1200,640 x 480,4000 x 2248,\n2816 x 1584,1920 x 1080,640 x 360,4000 x 2664,2816 x 1880,\n1600 x 1064, 640 x 424,2992 x 2992,2112 x 2112,1200 x 1200,\n480 x 480
Supported aspect ratios:16:9, 4:3, 3:2, 1:1 / 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:13.3

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
PictBridge: Yes
USB connector:Mini-USB B
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
USB version:2.0


Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:15

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Technical Details

Image processor:DIGIC 6


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 640x480@30fps / 1920x1080@30fps, 640x480@30fps
Video compression format:H.264, MPEG4, MP4 / MP4, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG4,MP4 / MP4,MPEG4
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1080 x 720,640 x 480,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.409 / 1.41
Height:2.657 / 2.66
Weight:10.2 / 8.889
Width:4.09 / 4.114