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

Canon Powershot S100 vs Canon PowerShot G5

Canon Powershot S100
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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.6 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing

differences

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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Smaller
99x60x28 mm vs 121x74x70 mm
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3.8x smaller
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.6 fps vs 1.5 fps
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Around 6.5x faster continuous shooting
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
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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.1" vs 2.8"
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2.5x thinner
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$218.00 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $481 cheaper (3.2x less)
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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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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2.0
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Common Weaknesses
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S100:5x
G5:4x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
15 seconds
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
S100:12,800 ISO
G5:None
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449 - $450

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$279 - $383

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$235

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$981

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

$179

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$399

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

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$249

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Startup delay Less startup delay
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$320

Aperture Wider aperture
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Supports RAW No RAW support
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$368

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Canon PowerShot G6

Pro digicam

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
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Canon PowerShot G3

Pro digicam

True resolution Lower true resolution
Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
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Canon PowerShot G2

Pro digicam

$1,000

Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
True resolution Lower true resolution
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Larger
Thickness Slightly thicker
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Olympus C-5050 Zoom

Pro digicam

Aperture Wider aperture
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed

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