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Canon PowerShot A100


General

Model Name:

Canon PowerShot A100 
Model Number: A100 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $199.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-27
Date Available:  
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount:  
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System:  
Weight: 5.6 oz (160 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.4 in.
(110 x 58 x 37 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 1.20
CCD Size (inches): 1/3.2" 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: No 
Quality Levels: 3
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 39 mm
Zoom Ratio: Non-Zoom
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 3.2x continuous 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 3-Point AF 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps: 2
Normal Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
8.2 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 20 cm
2.0 - 8.2 in
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Inverted Galilean 
Optical VF Accuracy: 80%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 100%
LCD Size (inches): 1.5
LCD Resolution: 117,600 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 10.00
Exposure
ISO Settings: 64, 100, 150, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 6
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H 
Manual White Balance: No 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/2000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Evaluative 
Spot Metering: No 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Self Timer:  
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ red-eye reduction, On, Off, Slow Sync 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description: 6.7 feet (2.1 meters) @ ISO 100 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1 
Other Memory Types: None 
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: None 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: AVI (QuickTime) 
Connectivity
Video Out: No 
Video Mode Switchable: n/a 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a 
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection:  
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res):  
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.050 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res:  
Cycle Time Min Res:  
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.500
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 20.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 14.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 30.00
Download speed, KB/second:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposable, NiMH rechargeable 
Batteries Included:  
Battery Charger Included:  
More Information
Notes & Features: Pixels are 3.5 microns square. Lens has 5 elements in 5 groups (one aspherical element). Autofocus uses 3 automatically selected AF points, or user can lock AF to center point only. Has two manual focus settings - Macro or Landscape (Infinity). Effects modes are Vivid (saturation boosted), Neutral (saturation reduced), Sepia, Black & White, Low Sharpening (in-camera sharpening reduced). Burst-mode rate of 2.5 frames/second requires LCD to be turned off. Flash sync is 1/30 and faster in normal mode, all speeds in slow-synchro mode. Supports direct printing to Canon CP-10 and CP-100 printers. Record battery life claimed at 380 images without LCD or 100 with LCD for alkalines, 630 images without LCD or 210 with for NiMH. Playback battery life claimed at 90 minutes with Alkaline or 120 minutes with NiMH batteries. Bundled with IFC-300 PCU USB cable. Optional accessories include AC Adapter Kit ACK 800 (includes AC adapter CA-PS800). 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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