Updated (March 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot S110 vs Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Winner
Canon PowerShot S110

66

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

37

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S110

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Really small
Size
Compact (99×59×27 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

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differences

Advantages of the Canon S110

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S110's lens captures much more light (1.6 f-stops)
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
Size
Significantly smaller
99×59×27 mm vs 106×63×33 mm
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Around 30% smaller
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The S110's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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
1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
198 g vs 233 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon SX280 HS

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
20x vs 5x
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16x more zoom
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
210 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$199.88 vs $260.00
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S1101080p @ 24fps
              SX280 HS1080p @ 60fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S110200 shots
              SX280 HS210 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $268 - $349

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity

              Canon PowerShot S110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $313

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $260

              GPS Has a GPS
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $400

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              Size Significantly smaller
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS

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