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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
200 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Focus points
Many focus points
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Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag
 
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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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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
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
Color depth Better color depth 20.7 bits vs 20.5 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 200 fps
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20% higher fps
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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 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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              f/2.0
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              12 MP
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              S100:240 fps
              X10:200 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S100:20.7 bits
              X10:20.5 bits
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              50.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S100:5x
              X10:4x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S100:$315.00
              X10:$322.90
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S100:15s
              X10:30s
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S100:461k dots
              X10:460k dots
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S100:6,400 ISO
              X10:3,200 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S100:11.6 EV
              X10:11.3 EV

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $220 - $249

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $548

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $809 - $900

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $338 - $398

              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

              $185 - $215

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $369 - $499

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $820

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

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

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $324

              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $232

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $215

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

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

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $500 - $598

              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
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sensor size Smaller sensor

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              P7 (10:43 PM, February 22, 2012)
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              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (3:15 PM, February 17, 2012)
              It makes some sense I think - voting takes a lot less effort than leaving a comment!