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Canon PowerShot N100
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Canon PowerShot N100 Digital Camera

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12.1MP 5x CMOS Jan 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Canon PowerShot N100From image to story with the Canon PowerShot N100. With an innovative rear-facing Story Camera, great image quality and enhanced connectivity, the Canon PowerShot N100 lets you... More
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31 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This compact camera digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag who said that this digital camera was excellent.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Ten experts from sites including PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Chip.de and CNET.co.uk have rated this camera on average 76 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Canon PowerShot N100 reviewers who bought it thought it was able to produce good images. Two years ago expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned “If there's one acronym we could use to describe the new PowerShot N100 ($350) it'd be, “WTF.” It's not that it takes bad photos – for a point-and-s” in their review of this digital camera. Digitaltrends.com also wrote “The N100 is more about the experience of photography – capturing the moment – beyond taking a good picture”.

Several Canon PowerShot N100 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor. Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “It has a 1/1.7-inch sensor, which is larger than the typical 1/2.3-inch sensor found in much of Canon's PowerShot lineup -- including the PowerShot”.

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Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon compact camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Canon is one of the better rated brands.

Easy to Use

A number of people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot N100 said that it was easy to use. Two years ago expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote in their Canon PowerShot N100 review “It's about getting back those casual photographers who have migrated to highly capable smartphones that are fun to use” however despite that they only gave the Canon PowerShot N100 a rating of 3 stars. Expert website Techradar.com said in their review in the same month “It is designed to be easy to use.” .

Good Size

A few Canon PowerShot N100 reviewers said in their reviews that it was compact. Two years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com said on expert website What Digital Camera “A compact that comes with an additional rear-facing camera that captures an image of video of the photographer at the moment the shutter is pressed”. Also two years ago expert review site Techradar.com/au/ said “The PowerShot N100 is one of the relatively new breed of compact cameras that are designed to tackle the cameraphones' assault on the dedicated camera market” in their Canon PowerShot N100 review.

Good Battery Life

One Canon PowerShot N100 owner wrote that this digital camera had a good battery life.

Good Product Quality

One customer who purchased it considered that it was good quality. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on Steve's Digicams “Quick TakeProsHigh image quality thanks to its large 1/1.7" image sensorBurst mode does not slow or have shot limitSelfie fans will like dual-lens capture modesAuto focus is fast” in their Canon PowerShot N100 review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Good Quality Lens

One person reckoned that the product had a good autofocus.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Canon PowerShot N100 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot N100 which do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might also want to consider include the Canon IXUS 510 HS[plb_408144_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to consider including the Lumix DMC-TS5[pl_1900903_price], the Lumix DMC-LX7[pl_2071996_price], or the Lumix DMC-LX7[pl_2071996_price] all from Panasonic which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] (MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot N100 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot N100 do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot N100 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot N100, the PowerShot N100 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8[plb_2232116_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Canon PowerShot N100 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Canon camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The PowerShot N100 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Fluorescent", "Custom modes", "Fluorescent H", "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the PowerShot N100 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The photo effects "Sepia", "Vivid" and "Neutral" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Battery Life

At 6 hours, the PowerShot N100 has a fairly long maximum battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The maximum battery lives of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.83h to 320h.

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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the PowerShot N100 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The camera file systems DPOF are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Very High Display Resolution

The Canon PowerShot N100 has a very high display resolution (992,000 pixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot N100. The average display resolution of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot N100 is 400,000 pixels.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot N100 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Canon camera also have still image resolutions of 4000 x 2248, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 4000 x 2664, 2816 x 1880, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424, 2816 x 2112, 2048 x 1536, 2992 x 2992, 2112 x 2112 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 480. The still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and spec ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the PowerShot N100 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras of this type and age.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot N100 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon camera). In addition, this Canon digital camera supports a video resolution of 1080 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and spec.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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330 Shots Per Battery Charge

The PowerShot N100 is a camera that takes 330 shots shots per battery charge.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the PowerShot N100 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot N100 the minimum focal lengths range from 2.6mm to 290mm, and the average minimum focal length is 27mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

When compared to other cameras of this type and age that we have assessed the minimum aperture of, the Canon PowerShot N100's minimum aperture of only 1.8 is one of the smallest. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

The average flash recharging time of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot N100 is 6s, and the flash recharging times range from 0.0005s to 15s. With a flash recharging time of only 1 second, the Canon PowerShot N100 has a very short flash recharging time compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot N100.

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One person said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot N100 was not wifi compatible. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Wi-Fi connectivity—but drops the awkward zoom/shutter ring in favo”.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The PowerShot N100 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot N100.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support video recording including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S5100[plb_1308_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot N100, the Canon PowerShot N100 is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon PowerShot N100 does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS.

It is worth considering other cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot N100, the PowerShot N100 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The lightest digital camera of this spec and age is 20g , the heaviest is 710g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of 252 grams, the PowerShot N100 is one of the heavier compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot N100 amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon PowerShot N100 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The flash modes "Slow synchronization", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Flash on" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The Canon PowerShot N100 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot N100 is 52,000MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 15,000,000MP. The PowerShot N100 has a fairly few total megapixel count (only 13.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Canon PowerShot N100 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The PowerShot N100 has a quite short maximum focal length (only 120 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot N100. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot N100 the maximum focal lengths range from 13mm to 1,800mm.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The average maximum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot N100 is 6.6. The PowerShot N100 has one of the bigger maximum apertures (only 5.7) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot N100 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot N100. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Thick

Digital cameras of this type and age have depths of between 13mm and 2,200mm. The PowerShot N100 is quite thick (35.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot N100.

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Only 1920x1080@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

This camera has a resolution and capture speed of 1920x1080@30fps|640x480@30fps, which is the most frequently found resolution and capture speed on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot N100

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the PowerShot N100 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot N100.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price].

If this camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8" and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon PowerShot N100 has a fairly typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (5x).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot N100 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot N100.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Canon IXUS 145[plb_2166060_price] (8x) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon PowerShot N100 has a better sensor type than most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price].

If the sensor type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S5100[plb_1308_price] (CCD), or the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 12.1 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot N100 has a pretty typical megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 12.1MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P500[plb_1066460_price].

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L820[plb_2153075_price] (16MP) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Technical Details
Image Processor

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(21)
12 August 2014

Quick TakeProsHigh image quality thanks to its large 1/1.7" image sensorBurst mode does not slow or have shot limitSelfie fans will like dual-lens capture modesAuto focus is fast and accurateVery... Read more…

9 June 2014

As far as first impressions goes, the Canon PowerShot N100 is a fantastic little camera that pretty much packs everything you would want in a point-and-shoot. I think it will be a delightful...

31 May 2014

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...

31 May 2014

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...

27 May 2014

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

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 26 June 2014 by Chris
Chris would recommend the Canon PowerShot N100 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this as a backup/vlog/family camera, mostly using it for video. Straight off, it's got decent image quality, lots of creative options, it's really fast focus, fast shooting for both video... Read more…

Easy To Use
Fastaccurate auto-focus
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Large Clear LCD
Bizzare Lcd Hinge
Gimmicky Bonus Features
No manual settings
Reviewed 17 September 2015 by Tom
Tom would recommend the Canon PowerShot N100

Great camera, autofocus and autoexposure super intuitive...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers meta 9168b001, meta 9169b001, canon 9168b001, canon 9169b001
Barcodes 00013803242485, 00013803242492, 00138032424850, 00138032424928, 00803982869180, 00807320287469, 08714574615790, 08714574623054

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