Updated (February 2014): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS vs Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S120 vs Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

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Canon PowerShot S120

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S120

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Size
Really small
Super compact (95×56×21 mm)
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
133 g

Items often bought with the S120 or ELPH 130 IS

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differences

Advantages of the Canon ELPH 130 IS

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Size
Significantly smaller
95×56×21 mm vs 100×59×29 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Weight
Significantly lighter
133 g vs 217 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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Around 30% thinner
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$149.99 vs $349.00
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The best price we've seen is $199 cheaper (2.3x less)
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Advantages of the Canon S120

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the S120's lens captures much more light (1.7 f-stops)
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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 25fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S120's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
9.4 fps vs 0.8 fps
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More than 11.5x faster continuous shooting
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Battery life
Longer battery life
230 shots vs 190 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              ELPH 130 IS190 shots
              S120230 shots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $260

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $336

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Canon PowerShot S120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $313

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $350

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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