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Canon PowerShot S120 vs Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot S120

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S120

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
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
Thickness
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
Significantly cheaper
$159.00 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $240 cheaper (2.5x 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
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
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 significantly 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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

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

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $218

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $239

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $579

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $89 - $140

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Thickness Slightly thicker

              Canon PowerShot S120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $320

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $261 - $330

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $699

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger

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