Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Size
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures much more light (1.6 f-stops)
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 106x61x33 mm
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More than 20% smaller
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 2.4 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm 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 224 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon SX240 HS

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 20x vs 5x
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16x more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life Longer battery life 230 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        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
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Focus points Few focus points Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $230 - $249

        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Dynamic range Has significantly narrower dynamic range
        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
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $237 - $300

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        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 SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $189 - $200

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Overall image quality Much better image quality
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot S95

        Canon PowerShot S95

        Pro digicam

        $309 - $344

        Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot S200

        Canon PowerShot S200

        Pro digicam

        $194

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Slightly smaller
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $332 - $370

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Much larger
        Supports 24p No 24p support

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $361 - $389

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $320

        GPS Has a GPS
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $252

        Size Smaller
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $305

        Size Much smaller
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Zoom Significantly less zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support

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