Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot S120 vs Canon Powershot S100

Canon PowerShot S110

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Canon PowerShot S110

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Canon PowerShot S95

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Canon PowerShot S95

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S110

Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
Really small
Size
Compact 99x59x27 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

differences

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
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
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
484 ms vs 610 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$179.00 vs $593.00
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The best price we've seen is $414 cheaper (3.3x less)
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
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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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0.1 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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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/2.0
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S110:168 ISO
              S95:153 ISO
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S110:20.6 bits
              S95:20.4 bits
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S110:2300 ms
              S95:2200 ms
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              200 shots
              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
              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"
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              461k dots
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              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

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              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

              $244 - $400

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

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $70

              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $404

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $168 - $293

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot S110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Zoom More zoom
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $348

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Pro digicam

              $300

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

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $350

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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