Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS vs Canon PowerShot S120

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S110

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x27 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

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
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Advantages of the Canon S110

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S110's lens captures much more light (1.6 f-stops)
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size Significantly smaller 99x59x27 mm vs 106x63x33 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 1 f-stop better
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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
Lowest price Cheaper $227.99 vs $319.95
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The best price we've seen is $92 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX280 HS:210 shots
              S110:200 shots

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $300

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $448

              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 SX280 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $316 - $361

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $217

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

              Canon PowerShot S110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $200 - $400

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $356 - $428

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $348 - $370

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $280 - $398

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Touch screen No touch screen

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