The PowerShot A100 is packed with Canon's innovative technology, making it simple to take great digital photos. High-quality images are provided by Canon's image processing expertise, optimizing output from the 1.2MP CCD sensor to create images that are great to e-mail or print. The bright F2.8 lens ensures your pictures are always clear and sharp, and the latest intelligent three-point AiAF focusing system (Artificial intelligence Auto Focus) means the subject is always in focus wherever they are in the frame. The PowerShot A100 also supports Canon's Direct Print printers - the Card Photo Printer CP-100 and CP-10. Direct printing is the quickest and easiest way to get photo quality prints without a PC. Simply connect the camera to the printer, select the image on your camera, and print. The CP-100 allows up to 10 x 15cm photo quality prints and the CP-10 is ideal for credit card-size photos. The PowerShot A100 is not just a stills camera, you can even capture video clips for up to 30 seconds (no audio). Additional features allow more adventurous photography in Manual Mode, which gives the user increased control whilst the camera controls the exposure. These include white balance selection, low sharpening and Photo Effects option, which allows images to be taken in vivid color, neutral, sepia and black and white. There is also a Stitch Assist mode for taking panorama shots that can be merged using the supplied PhotoStitch application. Going digital means easy connectivity between the camera and the PC's USB port for a new way to enjoy a whole new world of digital imaging. Canon's software suite for PC/Mac includes user-friendly Canon ZoomBrowser EX, PhotoStitch and PhotoRecord. This camera uses AA-size batteries, either alkaline or rechargeable. The PowerShot A100 supports Exif Print. The PowerShot A100 is the ideal entry-level digital camera for first-time users looking for value for money and great quality pictures. It is an ideal family camera for special events, holidays and fun moments, and is perfect for taking images to share by e-mail or to print.