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

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
High true resolution
True resolution
12 MP
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0

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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
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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.6 fps vs 1.5 fps
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Around 6.5x faster continuous shooting
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$214.00 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $485 cheaper (3.3x less)
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
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
S1005x
G54x

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
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
S10012,800 ISO
G5None
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S1006,400 ISO
G5400 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
S10012 MP
G55 MP
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
S1001/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
G51/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$199 - $210

Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$449

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

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

$369

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$149

Macro focus Better macro capability
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Canon PowerShot G6

Pro digicam

$590

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$597

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Travel zoom

$247

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$342 - $606

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

Pro digicam

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
External flash No external flash support

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