Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Canon PowerShot S110

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Canon Powershot S100

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor size
Large sensor
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag
 
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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Overall image quality Better image quality 60.0 vs 50.0
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20% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 21.7 bits vs 20.7 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
Sensor size Larger sensor Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
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Around 6.5x larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 644 ISO vs 153 ISO
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The G1X has excellent image quality 2.1 f-stops higher ISO than the S100
Startup delay Less startup delay 1900 ms vs 2400 ms
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More than 20% less delay when turning on
True resolution Higher true resolution 14.2 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 250 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 20 cm
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Focus on subjects 6.7x closer to the lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 250 ms vs 697 ms
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2.8x less delay when taking photos
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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3.7x smaller
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.6 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 1.9 fps
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More than 5x faster continuous shooting
Weight Significantly lighter 198 g vs 492 g
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2.5x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.1" vs 2.6"
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2.3x thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $280.00 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $269 cheaper (around 50% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              G1X:1900 ms
              S100:2400 ms
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G1X:10.8 EV
              S100:11.6 EV
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X:60.0
              S100:50.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G1X:4x
              S100:5x

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $400 - $499

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

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              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $360 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $468 - $547

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $348

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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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.