Canon PowerShot G1X vs Canon Powershot S100

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

73

Canon Powershot S100

64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Great color depth
Color depth
21.7 bits
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Large sensor
Sensor size
Four thirds 18.7x14mm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag
Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

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 - $649

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$379 - $499

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$398

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Supports 24p No 24p support

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$494

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$400

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$398

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

Canon PowerShot G1X
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Canon Powershot S100
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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.