Canon PowerShot G1X vs Canon Powershot S100

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

73

Canon Powershot S100

68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1900 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
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
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 G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$721

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$649 - $799

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$644

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Size Smaller
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$450

Touch screen Has a touch screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$229

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$435 - $448

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
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.