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

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
True resolution
High true resolution
12 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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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
Wide angle Much better wide angle 24 mm vs 35 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
Weight Significantly lighter 198 g vs 490 g
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2.5x lighter
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
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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recommendations

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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
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
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 G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$764

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 G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$399 - $499

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Weight Is slightly heavier
Color depth Has slightly less color depth
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$499

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$220 - $249

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $451

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$479 - $598

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p No 24p support
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$328

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Startup delay Less startup delay
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$232 - $290

Aperture Wider aperture
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9

Pro digicam

$350

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
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Canon PowerShot G6

Pro digicam

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$834

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V1

Digicam

Size Smaller
Wide angle Better wide angle
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$560 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen size Much larger screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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