Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Canon PowerShot G5

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle Much better wide angle 24 mm vs 35 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
True resolution Much higher true resolution 12 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 121x74x70 mm
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3.8x smaller
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 1.5 fps
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Around 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Weight Significantly lighter 198 g vs 490 g
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2.5x lighter
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.1" vs 2.8"
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2.5x thinner
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Advantages of the Canon G5

External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2.0
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Sensor size Large sensors Help
S100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
G5:1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S100:5x
G5:4x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
15 seconds
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
S100:12,800 ISO
G5:None
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S100:6,400 ISO
G5:400 ISO
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
S100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
G5:1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $450

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$348

Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$230 - $500

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1

Pro digicam

$200

Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$499

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$629

Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$235 - $359

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548 - $550

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Supports 24p No 24p support
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$398

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $200

Zoom More zoom
Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Pro digicam

$698

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Wide angle Worse wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

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Disadvantages

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Canon PowerShot G6

Pro digicam

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$278

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
Canon PowerShot S2 IS

Canon PowerShot S2 IS

Super zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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