Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100 vs Canon PowerShot S95

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

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Canon PowerShot S95

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Weight
Light-weight
193 g
Size
Really small
Compact 99x58x29 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
250 ms vs 610 ms
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2.4x less delay when taking photos
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.6 EV vs 11.3 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.6 fps vs 1.9 fps
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More than 5x faster continuous shooting
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Overall image quality
Better image quality
50.0 vs 47.0
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Around 10% better image quality
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Color depth
Better color depth
20.7 bits vs 20.4 bits
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Distinguishes 0.3 more bits of color
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$236.99 vs $429.00
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The best price we've seen is $192 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Size
Slightly smaller
99x60x28 mm vs 99x58x29 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.1" vs 1.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon S95

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Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
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Almost the same
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
2200 ms vs 2400 ms
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Around 10% less delay when turning on
Weight
Slightly lighter
193 g vs 198 g
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              f/2.0
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              S1001/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
              S951/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S10011.6 EV
              S9511.3 EV
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              153 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S10020.7 bits
              S9520.4 bits
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              200 shots
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S1002400 ms
              S952200 ms
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S10050.0
              S9547.0
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              S100250 ms
              S95610 ms
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S1005x
              S953.8x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              S10099x60x28 mm
              S9599x58x29 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S100198 g
              S95193 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S1001.1"
              S951.2"
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              15 seconds
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S1006,400 ISO
              S953,200 ISO
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              461k dots
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S1001/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
              S951/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $370 - $448

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $100

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $649

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328 - $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot S95.

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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...