Updated (January 2012): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Casio Exilim EX-ZR15

Canon Powershot S100 vs Casio Exilim ZR15

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

60

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim ZR15

Size
Really small
Compact (102×59×27 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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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures much more light (1.2 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.6 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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 9.7 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" 6.17x4.55mm
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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
2.0 cm vs 3.0 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
$141.42 vs $260.00
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The best price we've seen is $119 cheaper (around 50% 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

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $260

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Dynamic range Has significantly narrower dynamic range
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly 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
              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 S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $400

              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              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 G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $197

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Travel zoom

              $160

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

              Casio Exilim ZR-200

              Travel zoom

              $207

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

              Compact

              $170

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Casio Exilim EX-TR15

              Casio Exilim EX-TR15

              Compact

              $1,119

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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