Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

Canon Powershot S100

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

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Fujifilm Finepix X10

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Fujifilm Finepix X10

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
250 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Focus points
Many focus points
49
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Smaller
99x60x28 mm vs 117x70x57 mm
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2.8x smaller
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.6 EV vs 11.3 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 2.2"
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2x thinner
Weight
Lighter
198 g vs 350 g
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More than 40% lighter
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 200 fps
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20% higher fps
Color depth
Better color depth
20.7 bits vs 20.5 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
Lowest price
Cheaper
$243.99 vs $400.09
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The best price we've seen is $156 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X10

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Sensor size
Larger sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
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More than 40% larger sensor
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
245 ISO vs 153 ISO
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The X10 has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
49 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 200 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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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 digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              f/2.0
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              S100:240 fps
              X10:200 fps
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S100:20.7 bits
              X10:20.5 bits
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S100:11.6 EV
              X10:11.3 EV
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S100:153 ISO
              X10:245 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              50.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S100:5x
              X10:4x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S100:15s
              X10:30s
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S100:461k dots
              X10:460k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S100:6,400 ISO
              X10:3,200 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $249

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $348

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $168 - $293

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $372

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $1,227

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

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $593

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $70

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $350

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $270 - $360

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $671

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $519 - $599

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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