Canon PowerShot G1X vs Canon Powershot S100

Canon PowerShot G1X


Canon Powershot S100



Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Large sensor
Sensor size
Four thirds 18.7x14mm
Great viewfinder
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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
Built-in GPS
Great for travel


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


Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

Nikon Coolpix S6600

Nikon Coolpix S6600

Travel zoom


Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II



Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam


High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Pro digicam


Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam


Battery life Longer battery life
External flash Supports an external flash
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam


Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
GPS No built-in GPS


Canon PowerShot G1X
PowerShot G1X

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Canon Powershot S100
Powershot S100

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Showing 4 comments

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.