Canon PowerShot N100 HS Brief Review


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  • 12.1 Megapixel 1/1.7" CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • Bright f/1.8-5.7 and 24mm Wide-Angle lens
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Maximum shutter speed 1/2000
  • Dual Capture with rear-facing secondary camera
  • Story Highlights
  • Wi-fi
  • 3" tilting touchscreen
  • Lithium-ion battery rated at 330 shots Part Number: 9168B001 UPC: 013803242492 Release Date: May 09, 2014
  • Release Date: 2014-05-09
  • Final Grade: 80 4.0 Star Rating: Recommended

Canon PowerShot N100 HS
A point-and-shoot consumer camera with a big sensor and bright lens for big quality.
By Digital Admin, Last updated on: 7/7/2017

Canon's latest camera line puts the photographer in the picture with a second lens on the back. The camera will also compile several files into one with the Story Highlight feature. While we find the idea interesting, what's more enticing about the Canon N100 is the large 1/1.7" sensor and bright f1.8 lens. The sensor and lens combo should result in excellent low light shots compared to other compacts, and with a price tag of $350, it's not as crazy expensive as many advanced point-and-shoots.

The N100 uses a so-so 3.8 fps burst mode that'll likely be sufficient for most consumers looking for a point-and-shoot. It doesn't have enough features for the enthusiast crowd, but the bigger sensor and brighter lens is hard to ignore for those looking for a no-fuss camera.

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Top quality optics, dependability, and convenience of use are just some of the reasons that customers choose Canon digital cameras. One of the top makers of digital cameras in the world today, Canon has attained a reputation for creating some of the best digital cameras and digital SLRs available on the market. Canon cameras are inevitably on the camera wish list of any consumer that desires a high quality camera.

Canon is not generally a cheap brand by any means. In spite of this, Canon digital cameras have achieved the best buy status. This proves that you get great value for the extra money. In the past few years, Canon has begun releasing several types that are more inexpensive, without cutting quality.

Canon cameras come in two main types—the smallest is the Powershot line, compact, point-and-shoot cameras that still maintain a reasonable level of image quality. Canon Powershot cameras range from budget point-and-shoots like the ELPH 115 to an advanced compact with a 1.5” sensor, the G1X Mark II. Typically, if you are going to buy a point-and-shoot on nothing but the reputation of the brand, Canon is a pretty safe bet.

The second type of Canon camera is the EOS line—the DSLRs. The EOS line has a solid reputation as well for performance across the board, including video. Canon has a wide range of options available too, from top of the line full frame professional models to small, entry-level DSLRs.

While other manufacturers are concentrating on mirrorless models and packing more power into smaller cameras, Canon doesn't seem to be following that trend exactly. They've released some smaller DSLRs like the SL1, but haven't been putting time into mirrorless models. Whether this is good or bad is a matter of personal opinion, but the models that are out there are, more often than not, solid performers.

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