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Canon N100 Digital Camera

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12.1MP 5x CMOS Jan 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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30 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This compact camera digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag who concluded that this Canon digital camera was terrific.

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Good Quality Pictures

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of the Canon N100 “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”. Digitaltrends.com also mentioned “The N100 is more about the experience of photography – capturing the moment – beyond taking a good picture”.

A number of Canon N100 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Cnet.co.uk wrote two years ago “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 Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Canon has good average ratings for its compact cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

Easy to Use

Two Canon N100 owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com said “It's about getting back those casual photographers who have migrated to highly capable smartphones that are fun to use”. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “It is designed to be easy to use.”.

Good Size

A few Canon N100 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact. Two years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote in their review of this 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”. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote “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”.

Good Battery Life

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

Good Product Quality

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Two years ago expert review site Steves-Digicams.com wrote “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”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good screen.

Good Quality Lens

One Canon N100 reviewer mentioned that this digital camera had a good autofocus.

Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon N100 supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the N100 which do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon N100 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the N100 also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon N100 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the N100.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Canon N100 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Canon N100 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Canon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Canon N100 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the N100. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

At 6 hours, the Canon N100 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The shortest battery life (max) of cameras of this age and type is 0.83h and the longest is 520h.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the N100 is 230 pixels and the highest is 16,000,000 pixels. When compared to other cameras that were released around the same time as the N100 that we have assessed, the Canon N100's display resolution (numeric) of 922,000 pixels is one of the highest.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon N100 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolution(s)s of 2816 x 2112, 1600 x 1200, 4000 x 2248, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 4000 x 2664, 2816 x 1880, 1600 x 1064, 640 x 424, 2992 x 2992, 2112 x 2112 and 1200 x 1200 and 480 x 480. Across all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the N100 the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Canon N100 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 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 camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all compact cameras that were released around the same time as the N100.

Across comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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330 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Canon N100 is a digital camera that takes 330 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the N100 take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon N100 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the N100.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Canon N100 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this Canon digital camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE are also found on this camera.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Canon N100 is more than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Canon digital camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras of this spec and age. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the compact cameras that are a comparable age to the N100 the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Canon N100 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the Canon N100 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the N100. Cameras that came out around the same time as the N100 have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 10 and 200.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 1.8, the Canon N100 has a very small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the N100. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 6.9.

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16 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One person who bought it considered that it was not wifi compatible. Expert review site Pcmag.com said two years ago “Wi-Fi connectivity—but drops the awkward zoom/shutter ring in favo” in their review.

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the N100 do not support video capability. The Canon N100 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support video capability including the X10[pl_1150_price], or the FinePix JX500[pl_1672380_price] both from Fujifilm which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the N100 is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. The Canon N100 has one of the lower megapixels (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age.

There are a number of other 12.1MP digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS[pl_796910_price], the SX240 HS[pl_410378_price], or the PowerShot SX230 HS[pl_1143510_price] all from Canon.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix P340[plb_2197142_price] (12.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon N100 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the N100 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Canon N100 is not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon N100 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Panasonic DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price], or the Canon S110[plb_1462073_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon N100 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The average weight of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the N100 is 170g. With a weight of 289 grams, the Canon N100 is quite heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Canon N100 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were released around the same time as the N100. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Canon N100 has a greater number of audio formats than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The Canon N100 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

The Canon N100 has a quite few total megapixels (only 13.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the N100. The least total megapixels of digital cameras of this age and spec is 10MP, the most is 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the N100 range from 18mm to 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 120 millimeters, the Canon N100 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1.8 to 87. At only 5.7, the Canon N100 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Canon N100 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the N100.

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Only 1920x1080@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

This camera has a resolution at capture speed of 1280×720@30fps|1920x1080@30fps|640x480@30fps, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon N100

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon N100 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the N100.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon N100 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price], the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], and the PowerShot A3200 IS[pl_1463972_price] all from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (5x).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Canon N100 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the 150[pl_2176458_price] (8x), or the 145[pl_2166060_price] (8x) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon N100 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most cameras of a similar type and age to it.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (CCD), or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Tripod Mountable
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Quick Start Guide
Wrist Strap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Image Processor

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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

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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...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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

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