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
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 2.4 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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 Much 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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $276.05 vs $297.00
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The best price we've seen is $21 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              S100:198 g
              SX240 HS:224 g
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              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

              $200 - $300

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $390 - $400

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $338

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $341

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698 - $746

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              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

              $184 - $213

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $203

              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $228

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom

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