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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S110

Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x27 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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Advantages of the Canon S110

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S110's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 484 ms vs 610 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Size Slightly smaller 99x59x27 mm vs 99x58x29 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 168 ISO vs 153 ISO
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The S110 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 48.0 vs 47.0
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Almost the same
Color depth Better color depth 20.6 bits vs 20.4 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $213.00 vs $309.00
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The best price we've seen is $96 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.3 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 2200 ms vs 2300 ms
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Almost the same
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              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              f/2.0
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S110:11.2 EV
              S95:11.3 EV
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              S110:484 ms
              S95:610 ms
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S110:168 ISO
              S95:153 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S110:20.6 bits
              S95:20.4 bits
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              200 shots
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S110:2300 ms
              S95:2200 ms
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S110:48.0
              S95:47.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S110:5x
              S95:3.8x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Very small Help
              S110:99x59x27 mm
              S95:99x58x29 mm
              Weight Very light Help
              S110:198 g
              S95:193 g
              Thickness Very thin Help
              S110:1.1"
              S95:1.2"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S110:$213.00
              S95:$309.00
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              15 seconds
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              461k dots
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              S110:12 MP
              S95:10 MP
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S110:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              S95:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $295 - $429

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $232

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $362 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot S110 Competitors

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              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Pro digicam

              $295

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              $560

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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