Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Canon Rebel T3

Canon Powershot S100

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

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Canon Rebel T3

42

Canon Rebel T3

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Really small
Size
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.6 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Size
Significantly smaller
99x60x28 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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6.1x smaller
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.6 EV vs 11 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
9.6 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.1" vs 3.1"
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2.8x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
198 g vs 459 g
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2.3x lighter
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
250 ms vs 309 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$243.99 vs $389.00
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The best price we've seen is $145 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Canon T3

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Startup delay
Much less startup delay
300 ms vs 2400 ms
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8x less delay when turning on
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Overall image quality
Better image quality
62.0 vs 50.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Battery life
Much longer battery life
700 shots vs 200 shots
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3.5x more shots per battery charge
Color depth
Better color depth
21.9 bits vs 20.7 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 22.2x14.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
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Around 8x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
755 ISO vs 153 ISO
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The T3 has excellent image quality 2.3 f-stops higher ISO than the S100
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S100:11.6 EV
              T3:11 EV
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S100:461k dots
              T3:230k dots
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S100:50.0
              T3:62.0

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              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $249

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

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

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $593

              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

              $70

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Weight Heavier

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