Canon PowerShot G1X vs Canon Powershot S100

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

93

Canon Powershot S100

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag
Thickness
Thin
1.1"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$599

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$424 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$500

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$700

Battery life Longer battery life
External flash Supports an external flash
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$294

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$500

Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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John russel (11:20 PM, June 29, 2012)
canon s100 is a compact camera, i can take a lott of photos every where, and it so advance for a beginer like me. its good
 
Karlsberg (10:30 PM, March 02, 2012)
Thats right. The information provided about the cameras is quite useful (when its accurate), but the scores are completely useless...for pretty much any camera comparison, unless you were going to buy a canon or nikon anyway ; )
 
Mohammad Safar (6:53 AM, February 12, 2012)
all canon G series are having problem (i don't know if you read about that). the screws inside get loose and fall directly on the power board and create a short in the circuit! This is what happened to my G& and G( and i think they did not solve the problem! canon is down down hill!
 
Zzeke (6:07 PM, February 06, 2012)
The only reason the Canon S100 out scores the G1X is that it gets 20 more points from you due to the fact that it is more "popular" than the G1 X. But the G1 X isn't even on the market yet, whereas the S100 has been around a few months.

Otherwise, the G1X easily out scores the S100.