Canon N100 summary
Canon N100 is Canon's Small Sensor Compact camera originally revealed on January of 2014. It features a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/1.7" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The N100 comes in at #20 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over all #568 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. Please check our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your personal factors.
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Canon N100 Gallery
You can see the N100 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon N100 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of good and bad points of the Canon N100 based on features which are generally regarded as useful in a camera.
Canon N100 Sensor info
The Canon N100 features the DIGIC 6 chip. The specification of the sensor on the Canon N100 is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter can easily lead to cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and includes a native ISO range of 80 to 6400. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath illustrates the N100's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The N100 sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.8 and is pointed out in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon N100 dimensions
Canon N100 is 0.64 pounds (289 grams or 10.19 oz) and the sizing of the camera is 105mm x 68mm x 36mm (4.1" x 2.7" x 1.4"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Canon N100 is weightier when compared with other competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a shot of the Canon N100 besides a soft drink so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view under will provide the button arrangement on the N100.
Canon N100 Lens info
The N100 is equipped with a built-in lens providing a focal range of 24-120mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which may not be outstanding however it would certainly be handy in some situations.
At the widest 24mm, it provides an aperture of f1.8 which is useful in low light circumstances and getting good bokeh. It will also let you use a much lower ISO and get clearer files. Towards the tele end, 120mm comes to f5.7 which is pretty slow and you may need to use slow shutter speeds.
Canon N100 Connectivity
The N100 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily transfer pictures and oftentimes adjust settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Several applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external screen. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Canon N100 Video info
The highest possible video resolution on the Canon N100 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in H.264 format. 720p is low by today's requirements. You should really aim for at least 1080p resolution for video recording. Even though the camera comes with a microphone port, it is unfortunately missing a headphone port which means that you won't have the capability to monitor your audio levels.
Canon N100 Weather Sealing
Canon N100 does not include environment sealing so rainy conditions can easily affect the camera.
Canon N100 Display and Viewfinder
The Canon N100 features a 3" tilting screen boasting a resolution of 922k dots.
Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means that you can easily set focus points and adjust settings by using your fingertips.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder specs regarding Canon N100 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders can be quite useful.
Canon N100 Shutter info
The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Canon N100 Flash and Hot shoe info
Canon N100 has got only inbuilt flash with missing external flash support.
Canon N100 Autofocus info
Canon N100 has got just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster and accurate when compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera features Face detect which is helpful for portraits.
The Sensor features 9 focus points to choose from. Canon N100 has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers to adjust focus points. Canon N100 has the ability to use manual focus when required for low light occasions or you require more precise control on focus.
Canon N100 Battery life
The battery life (NB-12L) on the Canon N100 is made to last for 330 pictures based on the CIPA measurements which is higher than the usual when compared to its class. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the best (470) battery life for this range of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the best battery life:
Canon N100 for different categories of photography
The following bar chart gives a summary of the Canon N100 for different categories of photography. To check out more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Canon N100 as a Portrait photography camera
The Canon N100 receives a points total of 34 which is subpar, and means the camera is not really acceptable to use for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW files plus the option to use off-camera lighting.
Street photography with Canon N100
Having a nice rating of 64, the Canon N100 is a fine choice to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Canon N100 Sports photography highlights
A subpar sports photography score of 36 suggests the Canon N100 is not really acceptable for photographing sports. A camera really should have fantastic autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon N100 Travel photography highlights
Size is super crucial when choosing a travel camera. In general, the Canon N100 gets a very good 65 as a travel camera which is a good fit to take with you on your trips.
Canon N100 Landscape photography information
When you are planning to choose a camera for landscape photos, the most critical aspect is going to be image quality. The Canon N100 at it's average grade of 49 for a landscape camera is relatively suitable in the current market.
Canon N100 Vlogging information
A camera for vlogging should posses a articulating screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Considering everything, the Canon N100 is not really acceptable for vlogging as it delivers a subpar score of 35.
Canon N100 Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the N100, below is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph listed below offers you a bird's eye view of the N100 vs it's highest scoring competitors shown above.
Following are several cameras you may take into account as alternatives. To read a thorough comparison, just click on the "compare" link.