Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot S120 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Canon PowerShot S110

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Canon PowerShot S110

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
241 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S110

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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Advantages of the Canon S110

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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
Startup delay Much less startup delay 2300 ms vs 3700 ms
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Around 40% less delay when turning on
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
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Size Smaller 99x59x27 mm vs 111x68x46 mm
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2.2x smaller
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 168 ISO vs 147 ISO
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The S110 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.8"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight Lighter 198 g vs 298 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $227.99 vs $347.99
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The best price we've seen is $120 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX7

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Aperture Wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX7's lens captures much more light (1 f-stop)
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 241 ms vs 484 ms
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2x less delay when taking photos
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.7 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 330 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 50.0 vs 48.0
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Almost the same
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 11 fps vs 10 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              S110:f/2.0
              DMC-LX7:f/1.4
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S110:168 ISO
              DMC-LX7:147 ISO
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S110:2300 ms
              DMC-LX7:3700 ms
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S110:20.6 bits
              DMC-LX7:20.7 bits
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S110:48.0
              DMC-LX7:50.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S110:5x
              DMC-LX7:3.8x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S110:$227.99
              DMC-LX7:$347.99
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              S110:484 ms
              DMC-LX7:241 ms
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              S110:12 MP
              DMC-LX7:10 MP
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S110:11.2 EV
              DMC-LX7:11.7 EV
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              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
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $280 - $379

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $347

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420 - $449

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot S110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $278 - $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

              $331 - $420

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Pro digicam

              $295

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Aperture Much narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $999

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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