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Canon PowerShot S120

Winner
Canon PowerShot S120

85

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

47

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S120

Really small
Size
Compact 100x59x29 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

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
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon ELPH 130 IS

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Size
Smaller
95x56x21 mm vs 100x59x29 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 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
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$89.00 vs $359.95
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The best price we've seen is $271 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
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
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 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
Sensor size
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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $349

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $245 - $400

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $95 - $266

              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $191

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $239

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150 - $189

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Heavier

              Canon PowerShot S120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $578

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $80

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $347

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger

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