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

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G5

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

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
Significantly cheaper
$243.99 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $455 cheaper (2.9x 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
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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $348

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1

Pro digicam

$164

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$829

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
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$150 - $197

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$487

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

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179 - $199

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

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch 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 S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$593

Startup delay Less startup delay
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$70

Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Supports RAW No RAW support
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Canon PowerShot G3

Pro digicam

True resolution Lower true resolution
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Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60

Compact

$300

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P5100

Nikon Coolpix P5100

Digicam

$715

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much larger screen
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$2,149 - $2,997 body only

$2,997 with 24-120mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Significantly larger
Lowest price Much more expensive

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