Canon PowerShot N100 Review

Overall 43
Imaging 9
Features 54
Size 84
Price 100

Main Features

  • 12.0 MP 1/1.7" CMOS sensor
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Tilting Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1280 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 105 x 68 x 36 mm
  • Weight: 289 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: Yes

Canon PowerShot N100 Summary

This review is devoted to PowerShot N100 that Canon has first introduced to the public in Jan 06, 2014. This model is a Small Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

In Small Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #267 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 43/100 and it takes a rank of #641 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Canon PowerShot N100 Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Canon PowerShot N100 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Max Aperture: F1.8-5.7
  • Screen Type: Tilting
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Min Native Iso: 80
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Microphone Port: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Weight: 175 g
  • Battery Life: 330 shots

CONs

  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Sensor Resolution: 12.0 MP
  • Number Of Focus Points: 9
  • Af Phase Detection: No

Complete Comparison of Canon PowerShot N100 With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Compact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Canon PowerShot N100. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Compact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Canon PowerShot N100

Canon PowerShot N100 has the following external dimensions 105 x 105 x 36 mm (41.34 x 26.77 x 14.17″) with the weight of 289 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Compact type cameras is 175g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Canon PowerShot N100, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Canon PowerShot N100 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 36mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Canon PowerShot N100 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Canon PowerShot N100 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Canon PowerShot N100 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Canon PowerShot N100 — 330 shots
Min: 140 shots
Average: 241 shots
Max: 470 shots

Thickness

Canon PowerShot N100 — 36 mm
Min: 10 mm
Average: 26 mm
Max: 60 mm

Weight

Canon PowerShot N100 — 289 g
Min: 103 g
Average: 175 g
Max: 423 g

Unfortunately, Canon PowerShot N100 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Canon PowerShot N100 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Canon PowerShot N100 Photo and Sensor Features

Canon PowerShot N100 boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Canon PowerShot N100 has the following ISO range 80 - 6400 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Canon PowerShot N100. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Canon PowerShot N100 features a 12.0 MP 1/1.7" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Canon PowerShot N100 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/1.7" sensor featured in Canon PowerShot N100 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Canon PowerShot N100

LCD and ViewFinder

Canon PowerShot N100 is equipped with a Tilting 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 922k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Canon PowerShot N100 are its fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, PowerShot N100 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, PowerShot N100 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Canon PowerShot N100, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1280 x 720 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Canon PowerShot N100 allows you to save files in H.264 formats.

Comparing the technical characteristics of this model with the modern standards, we have to admit that 1280 x 720 is a rather poor indicator of video resolution. However, if you are looking for a camera that has 4K video support, we recommend you to consider our Cheapest Camera with 4K video.

In addition, Canon PowerShot N100 is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone for recording high-quality sound with its help.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Canon PowerShot N100 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) and NFC connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, PowerShot N100 is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect PowerShot N100 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Canon PowerShot N100 provides a shooting life of 330, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 241 shots.

Compared to all models in the Small Sensor Compact category, Canon PowerShot N100 offers the highest battery life that reaches 330 shots.

How Good is Canon PowerShot N100 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Canon PowerShot N100’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Canon PowerShot N100’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the PowerShot N100 to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Canon PowerShot N100 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon PowerShot N100 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 76. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon PowerShot N100 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Canon is famous with its skintones
  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor

Canon PowerShot N100 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon PowerShot N100 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 17. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon PowerShot N100 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (105 x 68 x 36 mm)
  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/1.7"(7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor
  • Small Number of autofocus Points (9)

Canon PowerShot N100 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon PowerShot N100 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 41. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon PowerShot N100 can be called a 41 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting ( fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (9)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)
  • Small battery life (330 shots)

Canon PowerShot N100 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon PowerShot N100 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 42. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon PowerShot N100 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (289 g)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Canon PowerShot N100 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon PowerShot N100 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 26. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon PowerShot N100 can be called a 26 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (12 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Canon PowerShot N100 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot N100
Announced Jan 06, 2014
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 922k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 15 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode No
Exposure Compensation No
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 7
Flash Modes Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1/1.7"
Sensor Dimensions 7.44 x 5.58 mm
Sensor Area 41.52 mm2
Sensor Resolution 12.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 6,400
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 80
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous No
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1280 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats H.264
Microphone Port Yes
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 289 g
Physical Dimensions 105 x 68 x 36 mm
Battery Life 330 shots
Battery Type 330 shots
Battery Model NB-12L
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS Optional
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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