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Canon PowerShot S110 vs Canon PowerShot S95

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Canon PowerShot S110

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Canon PowerShot S95

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S110

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Compact (99×59×27 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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differences

Advantages of the Canon S110

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S110's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
484 ms vs 610 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Size
Slightly smaller
99×59×27 mm vs 100×58×30 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$249.99 vs $469.99
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The best price we've seen is $220 cheaper (around 50% less)
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon S95

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Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.3 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
2200 ms vs 2300 ms
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Almost the same
Weight
Slightly lighter
193 g vs 198 g
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              f/2
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              S110484 ms
              S95610 ms
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S11011.2 EV
              S9511.3 EV
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S110168 ISO
              S95153 ISO
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              200 shots
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S11020.6 bits
              S9520.4 bits
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S1102300 ms
              S952200 ms
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S11048.0
              S9547.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S1105x
              S953.8x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              S11099×59×27 mm
              S95100×58×30 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S110198 g
              S95193 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S1101.1"
              S951.2"
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              15 seconds
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              S1101/2000s
              S951/1600s
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              461k dots
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S1101/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
              S951/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              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

              $325

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              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
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $236

              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Pro digicam

              $283

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon PowerShot S110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot S110.

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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