Updated (October 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Fujifilm XQ1

Canon Powershot S100 vs Fujifilm XF1

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Canon Powershot S100

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Fujifilm XF1

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Compact (99×60×28 mm)
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.6 EV
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm XF1

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Size
Really small
Compact (108×62×33 mm)
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
Explore our gallery of 11 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm XF1.

differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.6 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Size
Smaller
99×60×28 mm vs 108×62×33 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
Weight
Lighter
198 g vs 255 g
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More than 20% lighter
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
50.0 vs 49.0
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Color depth
Better color depth
20.7 bits vs 20.5 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
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Advantages of the Fujifilm XF1

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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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2
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At its widest zoom, the XF1's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
199 ISO vs 153 ISO
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The XF1 has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Lowest price
Cheaper
$180.28 vs $329.99
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (around 50% less)
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 compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              S100f/2
              XF1f/1.8
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S1001080p @ 24fps
              XF11080p @ 30fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              S1009.6 fps
              XF110 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S10011.6 EV
              XF111.2 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S10020.7 bits
              XF120.5 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S100153 ISO
              XF1199 ISO
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S10050.0
              XF149.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S1005x
              XF14x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S10099×60×28 mm
              XF1108×62×33 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              S1001.1"
              XF11.3"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S100$329.99
              XF1$180.28
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S10015s
              XF130s
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S1006,400 ISO
              XF13,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S100461k dots
              XF1460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $264

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $206

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $237

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $976

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

              Fujifilm XF1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm XQ1

              Fujifilm XQ1

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $518

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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