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

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
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
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 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
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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
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
Lowest price Cheaper $255.00 vs $649.00
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The best price we've seen is $394 cheaper (2.5x 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 Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2.0
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
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 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
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S100:6,400 ISO
G5:400 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
S100:12 MP
G5:5 MP
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
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

$448 - $528

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$494 - $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 G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$799

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

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$228 - $249

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

$330 - $453

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

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$330

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
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$308 - $398

Aperture Wider aperture
3D Takes 3D photos
Supports 24p No 24p support
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60

Compact

$446

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SD750

Canon PowerShot SD750

Compact

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon Rebel T1i

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Larger
Lowest price More expensive
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Canon PowerShot G6

Pro digicam

$349

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

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$794

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much larger screen
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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