Canon Powershot A2100

The Powershot A2100 was released on February 17, 2009


CHDK is available for the Powershot A2100 with firmware version 1.00a as ALPHA version from the Download Page

A2100is front

Powershot A2100IS Front

A2100is back

Powershot A2100IS Back


Powershot A2100IS Top Controls

Reviews and Specifications[]

Technical Data[]

  • Digic IV image processor
  • DryOS operating system
  • Sensor: 12.1 million effective pixels, 1/2.3 CCD (6.16 x 4.62 mm, 0.28 cm²), 43 MP/cm² Pixel Density
  • Max image size: 4000 x 3000 (JPG max.)
  • 6x optical zoom lens 36-216mm (35mm equiv), F3.2 - F5.9, Image stabilization
  • 3 inch LCD, 230,000 pixels
  • ISO 80-1600
  • no optical viewfinder
  • Standard Definition Movie Recording: 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
  • Power: two AA type batteries
  • Weight (without battery): 185 g (6.53 oz), Dimensions: 101.9 x 63.5 x 31.9mm (4.01 x 2.50 x 1.26 in)

Firmware info[]

The ver.req file is used to retrieve firmware information from the camera.

After holding down FUNCSET then press TIMER:

Firmware Ver GM1.00A
Jan 5 2009 15:59:12

Subsequent press of TIMER (while still holding FUNCSET) reveals:

Adj Ver.005.009

and another press of TIMER (while still holding FUNCSET) brings up this:

Adj Ver.005.009
IS Firm Ver. 2.03
IS Param Ver. 2.02

and another press of TIMER (while still holding FUNCSET) brings up this:

Driver Info: 0x00000000

For Developers[]

LED addresses[]

#define LED_PWD 0xC0220014   // A2100IS Green - power led 
#define LED_DP  0xC0220018   // A2100IS Blue - Direct Print led 
#define LED_AF  0xC022000C   // A2100IS Red - AutoFocus led

Porting & Testversion[]

Available firmware dumps[]


Download location for firmware dumps:
P&S firmware dumps mirror