Updated (September 2011): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Canon PowerShot S95

Canon Powershot S100 vs Canon PowerShot S95

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

45

Canon PowerShot S95

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Really small
Size
Compact (99×60×28 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.6 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Weight
Light-weight
193 g
Size
Really small
Compact (100×58×30 mm)
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot S95.

competitors

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$330

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $515

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $515

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$400

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports RAW No RAW support
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support

discussion

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Avatar for waarp waarp (1:27 PM, March 22, 2012)
You and all the dumbells out there who think newer is automatically better. You dont get rid of a perfectly good camera just to have 1080 HD clips or a 2mm wider lens. Thats geek crap.
 
Avatar for Aputure Aputure (10:12 AM, February 27, 2012)
Aside from the S100 being slower (IMHO) than the S95, it's a hell of a camera! See my review here: http://www.aputure.com/blog/?p=3271
 
Liewkc8 (11:18 AM, January 19, 2012)
You are absolute right. I just came back from our local Canon Customer Service, and was SHOCKED to find out that s100 is confirmed to produce `frickled videos' because the senior technical guy there said this is inherent in all CMOS sensor cameras when taking videos indoor with florescent lighting, or too bright a sunlight outdoor!
Yet, all Canon's prevailing tv advertisement show s100 videos as its main theme, less so of its still pictures.

I purchased this s100 to replace my Ixus 860-IS which is fantastic for my often usage in taking both videos and still pictures in indoor florescent lighting condition. So it looks like I can only use s100 for still pictures only. For my videos taking, I still need my 860-IS if I want aoid frickling videos!!! THIS IS ABSOLUTELY INSANE AND UNSATISFACTORY....
 
Daggymac (8:58 AM, December 30, 2011)
I am dissapointed with video frame rate. Why not 1080p 30FPS??? WHY? I dont get it, instead of smooth super quality video you will get jerky video with great quality. I cant even watch videos with 24FPS.

Next - why not 720p 60FPS??? WHY?

S100 is for sure great camera for taking sill pictures, but it will be bestseller if this camera could be used as camcorder. Hey Canon, if you read this, consider my "wish list" :)

 
Gary (0:12 AM, November 02, 2011)
Hi, is your s95 still for sale and if so what sort of price are you looking for, thanks Gary
 
Christianramo (10:39 PM, October 30, 2011)
I got the 100s , Excelent  camera pro 
 
Maher Warde (5:59 PM, October 10, 2011)
how mutch  ????
 
jrcampps (5:44 PM, October 07, 2011)
does someone wants to buy my canon S95 Because i want to purchase the S100 now..

lol
 
Leen Kleijwegt, Netherlands (5:48 AM, September 21, 2011)
I was waiting for Raw AND 1080 video AND gps. This is the first one so I will buy it!
 
Earicafuente25 (4:32 AM, September 16, 2011)
What? new Blood for the Canon S-series...