As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Canon Powershot S100 is also often compared to travel zooms, mirrorless and super zooms. The Canon Powershot S100's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot S110 and the ELPH 300 HS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-TZ60 and the Lumix DMC-GF6)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S100 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), shoots faster continuously (9.6 fps vs 3.7 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a built-in GPS and is significantly less expensive ($197.00 vs $2,041.61).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), has a significantly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 320 shots) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the S100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the S100)

  • None found

common strengths of the S110 and S100

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SD4000 IS (vs the S100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD4000 IS (vs the S100)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD4000 IS and S100

  • None found

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1
8 months older
$549

Significant advantages of the XZ-1 (vs the S100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-1 (vs the S100)

  • None found

common strengths of the XZ-1 and S100

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90
2 years older
$479

Significant advantages of the S90 (vs the S100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S90 (vs the S100)

  • None found

common strengths of the S90 and S100

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
4 years newer
$391

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the S100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the S100)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and S100

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
1 year older
$2,042

Significant advantages of the G12 (vs the S100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the G12 (vs the S100)

  • None found

common strengths of the G12 and S100

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S100 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.2), has a built-in flash, has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 27 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (99×60×28 mm) vs super compact (93×57×20 mm)), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and is significantly heavier (198 g vs 135 g).

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
7 months older
$261

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the S100)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Compact (99×60×28 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 141 g vs 198 g

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the S100)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

common strengths of the 300 HS and S100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Very small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Compact (99×60×28 mm)

Nikon Coolpix S2500

Nikon Coolpix S2500
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the S2500 (vs the S100)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Compact (99×60×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 117 g vs 198 g
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S2500 (vs the S100)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/2
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the S2500 and S100

  • Very small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Compact (99×60×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 117 g vs 198 g

Sony DSC-S5000

Sony DSC-S5000
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-S5000 (vs the S100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S5000 (vs the S100)

  • No built-in flash
  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/2

common strengths of the DSC-S5000 and S100

  • Very small: Compact (98×61×30 mm) vs Compact (99×60×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 172 g vs 198 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
3 months newer
$299

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the S100)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Compact (99×60×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 135 g vs 198 g
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the S100)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Shoots significantly slower: 2 fps vs 9.6 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and S100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Very small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Compact (99×60×28 mm)

Fujifilm Finepix JX500

Fujifilm Finepix JX500
3 months newer
$187

Significant advantages of the JX500 (vs the S100)

  • Much smaller: Compact (100×56×24 mm) vs Compact (99×60×28 mm)
  • Much lighter: 113 g vs 198 g

Significant disadvantages of the JX500 (vs the S100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the JX500 and S100

  • Very small: Compact (100×56×24 mm) vs Compact (99×60×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 113 g vs 198 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V
8 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX100v (vs the S100)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (97×58×18 mm) vs Compact (99×60×28 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX100v (vs the S100)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 27 mm vs 24 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-TX100v and S100

  • Very small: Super compact (97×58×18 mm) vs Compact (99×60×28 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in GPS

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.8), has a built-in GPS, takes slightly higher resolution photos (12 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is significantly less expensive ($197.00 vs $2,192.19).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 920k dots), lacks and external mic jack, has a significantly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 300 shots) and is older (september 2011 vs january 2014).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
2 years newer
$2,192

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the S100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 200 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the S100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and S100

  • Built-in GPS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
4 years newer
$315

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the S100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the S100)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and S100

  • Inexpensive: $269.00 vs $197.00

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
8 months older
$328

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the S100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the S100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2

common strengths of the DSC-HX9v and S100

  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $328.00 vs $197.00

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
2 years newer
$429

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the S100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Much longer battery life: 360 shots vs 200 shots
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the S100)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/2

common strengths of the SX700 HS and S100

  • Inexpensive: $429.33 vs $197.00

Samsung WB50F

Samsung WB50F
2 years newer
$278

Significant advantages of the WB50F (vs the S100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WB50F (vs the S100)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/2
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the WB50F and S100

  • Inexpensive: $278.38 vs $197.00

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
2 years newer
$359

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the S100)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 290 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the S100)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2
  • Shoots slower: 3.9 fps vs 9.6 fps

common strengths of the SX600 HS and S100

  • Inexpensive: $359.00 vs $197.00

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S100 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs none), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), records movies in 24p and is newer (september 2011 vs september 2008).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 1,036k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6
1 year newer
$668 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF6 (vs the S100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF6 (vs the S100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No 24p support
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-GF6 and S100

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×65×38 mm) vs Compact (99×60×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.1"

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1
3 months newer
$1,045 (body only)
$1,641 35mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-Pro1 (vs the S100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,230k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the X-Pro1 (vs the S100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the X-Pro1 and S100

  • Fairly small: Standard size (140×82×43 mm) vs Compact (99×60×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.1"

Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3
similar age
$450 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-P3 (vs the S100)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-P3 (vs the S100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the E-P3 and S100

  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×69×34 mm) vs Compact (99×60×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 369 g vs 198 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
3 years older
$400 (body only)
$480 14-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G1 (vs the S100)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G1 (vs the S100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly heavier: 430 g vs 198 g

common strengths of the DMC-G1 and S100

  • Fairly small: Standard size (124×84×45 mm) vs Compact (99×60×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.8" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 198 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S100 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), is slightly smaller (compact (99×60×28 mm) vs professional size (120×83×102 mm)) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (12 MP vs 3.1 MP).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
4 months newer
$299

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the S100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the S100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/2
  • Larger: Professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs Compact (99×60×28 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the P510 and S100

  • Fairly small: Professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs Compact (99×60×28 mm)
  • Built-in GPS
  • Light weight: 555 g vs 198 g

Canon PowerShot S1 IS

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the S1 IS (vs the S100)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S1 IS (vs the S100)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

common strengths of the S1 IS and S100

  • Very small: Standard size (111×78×66 mm) vs Compact (99×60×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.6" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 469 g vs 198 g