Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS vs Canon PowerShot S120

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S120

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Compact 100x59x29 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x56x21 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
133 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon ELPH 130 IS

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Size Significantly smaller 95x56x21 mm vs 100x59x29 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 133 g vs 217 g
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Around 40% lighter
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Zoom Slightly more zoom 8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 1.1"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price Much cheaper $98.99 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $300 cheaper (4x 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)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S120's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
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 Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.4 fps vs 0.8 fps
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More than 11.5x faster continuous shooting
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Battery life Longer battery life 230 shots vs 190 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $126

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $165

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot S120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698 - $746

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $377

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

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