Canon PowerShot G1X vs Canon Powershot S100

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

76

Canon Powershot S100

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Great image quality
Overall image quality
60.0
Great color depth
Color depth
21.7 bits
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
644 ISO
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
11.6 EV
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag

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

$649

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support
Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$950 - $1,199 body only

$1,349 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$520

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Pro digicam

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$330

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$449

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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.