Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Casio Exilim EX-ZR15

Canon Powershot S100 vs Casio Exilim ZR15

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

64

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.6 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim ZR15

Size
Really small
Compact 102x59x27 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life
Great battery life
325 shots

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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures much more light (1.2 f-stops)
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.6 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 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
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Casio ZR15

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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 240 fps
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2x higher fps
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life
Much longer battery life
325 shots vs 200 shots
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More than 60% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
176 g vs 198 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$130.00 vs $218.00
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The best price we've seen is $88 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.1" vs 1.1"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              S100240 fps
              ZR15480 fps
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S1001080p @ 24fps
              ZR151080p @ 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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S1005x
              ZR157x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $209 - $235

              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 - $449

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $445

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $272

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

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio QV-R200

              Casio QV-R200

              Compact

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Casio Exilim EX-Z1200 SR

              Casio Exilim EX-Z1200 SR

              Compact

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

              Compact

              $143

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Nikon D5000

              Nikon D5000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $768 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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