Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot S120 vs Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Winner
Canon PowerShot S110

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Canon Powershot S100

58

Canon Powershot S100

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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 S100

Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Size
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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
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
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
Size
Slightly smaller
99x59x27 mm vs 99x60x28 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
2300 ms vs 2400 ms
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Almost the same
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.1" vs 1.1"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$179.00 vs $243.99
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The best price we've seen is $65 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.6 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
250 ms vs 484 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
50.0 vs 48.0
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S110:11.2 EV
              S100:11.6 EV
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S110:168 ISO
              S100:153 ISO
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S110:20.6 bits
              S100:20.7 bits
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S110:2300 ms
              S100:2400 ms
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              200 shots
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S110:48.0
              S100:50.0
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              S110:484 ms
              S100:250 ms
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              S110:99x59x27 mm
              S100:99x60x28 mm
              Weight Very light Help
              198 g
              Thickness Very thin Help
              1.1"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S110:$179.00
              S100:$243.99
              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
              12 MP
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S110:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              S100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

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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
              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

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $593

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $348

              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 SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $270 - $360

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot S110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $350

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Aperture Much narrower aperture

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              Showing 4 comments

              Avatar for waterlooalex waterlooalex (1:04 PM, October 02, 2013)
              good catch, we'll get that fixed up thanks
               
              Miisha (1:57 PM, October 01, 2013)
              230 ms start delay for S310 is surely a typo from 2300 ms.
               
              John Lang (10:50 AM, February 04, 2013)
              Misclassification of the video capabilities (which are the same) and it's cheaper. They have the same lens, processor and sensor so the actual picture capabilities shouldn't really be that different.
               
              Avatar for Carlos Taborda Carlos Taborda (9:43 AM, January 20, 2013)
              How come the S100 is better than its 'upgrade' the S110?