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

Canon PowerShot S110 vs Canon Powershot S100

Winner
Canon PowerShot S110

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Canon Powershot S100

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S110

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0

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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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
10 fps vs 9.6 fps
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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
$209.00 vs $229.00
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The best price we've seen is $20 cheaper (around 10% 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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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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              S11010 fps
              S1009.6 fps
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              S1101/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              S1001/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S11011.2 EV
              S10011.6 EV
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              S100153 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S11020.6 bits
              S10020.7 bits
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              200 shots
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S1102300 ms
              S1002400 ms
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S11048.0
              S10050.0
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              S110484 ms
              S100250 ms
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              S11099x59x27 mm
              S10099x60x28 mm
              Weight Very light Help
              198 g
              Thickness Very thin Help
              1.1"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S110$209.00
              S100$229.00
              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 resolution Low resolution screens Help
              461k dots
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S1101/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              S1001/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $247

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

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $445

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $274

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $572

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature

              Canon PowerShot S110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

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

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              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?