Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Casio EX-ZR20

Canon Powershot S100 vs Casio EX-ZR20

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

60

Casio EX-ZR20

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact (99×60×28 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Casio EX-ZR20

Size
Really small
Compact (100×59×26 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Battery life
Great battery life
335 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
2.0 cm

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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures much more light (1.4 f-stops)
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
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Advantages of the Casio EX-ZR20

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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 240 fps
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2x higher fps
Battery life
Much longer battery life
335 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
100×59×26 mm vs 99×60×28 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
166 g vs 198 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$201.60 vs $260.00
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The best price we've seen is $58 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              S100240 fps
              EX-ZR20480 fps
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S1001080p @ 24fps
              EX-ZR201080p @ 30fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $400

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $260

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $312

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $400

              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Casio EX-ZR20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $979 - $1,197 body only

              $1,235 - $1,497 with 18-140mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

              Casio Exilim ZR-200

              Travel zoom

              $207

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix F750 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F750 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $180

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $440

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Placeholder

              Casio Exilim EX-Z4

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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