Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

Canon Powershot S100 vs Fujifilm Finepix X10

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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
1.0 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

Items often bought with the Canon S100 or Fujifilm X10

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Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
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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
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
99×60×28 mm vs 117×70×57 mm
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2.8x smaller
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.6 EV vs 11.3 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 200 fps
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20% higher fps
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
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
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
$260.00 vs $448.80
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The best price we've seen is $189 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X10

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Focus points
Many more focus points
49 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Sensor size
Larger sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
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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
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
300 shots vs 200 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              S100240 fps
              X10200 fps
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              S1009.6 fps
              X1010 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S100153 ISO
              X10245 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S10020.7 bits
              X1020.5 bits
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S10011.6 EV
              X1011.3 EV
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              50.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S1005x
              X104x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S1006,400 ISO
              X103,200 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S100461k dots
              X10460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Sensor size Has a significantly larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $168

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              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
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $400

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $312

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $518

              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 X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $411 - $600

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $645

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $648 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Focus points Many more focus points
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm X-M1

              Fujifilm X-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $349 - $499 body only

              $560 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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              discussion

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              It makes some sense I think - voting takes a lot less effort than leaving a comment!