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

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Size
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Size
Really small
Compact 106x61x33 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Lowest price Much cheaper $199.99 vs $488,500.20
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The best price we've seen is $488,300 cheaper (2442.6x less)
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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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $275 - $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 SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $320

              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

              $356 - $428

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

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $361

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Size Smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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