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Advantages of the Canon S110

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Size
Slightly smaller
99×59×27 mm vs 100×59×29 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$439.00 vs $893.98
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The best price we've seen is $455 cheaper (2x less)
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
198 g vs 217 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon S120

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
922k dots vs 461k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Battery life
Longer battery life
230 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2
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At its widest zoom, the S120's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              S110f/2
              S120f/1.8
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Fewer buttons
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO
              Thickness Thin Help
              1.1"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S110200 shots
              S120230 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S11099×59×27 mm
              S120100×59×29 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              15 seconds
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S11010 fps
              S1209.4 fps
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S1101/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
              S1201/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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