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

Canon Powershot S100

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

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Fujifilm XF1

55

Fujifilm XF1

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
Really small
Size
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm XF1

Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.6 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Size
Smaller
99x60x28 mm vs 108x62x33 mm
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More than 20% smaller
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 1 f-stop better
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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
Color depth
Better color depth
20.7 bits vs 20.5 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
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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" 7.5x5.5mm
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More than 40% larger sensor
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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the XF1's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$168.00 vs $243.99
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The best price we've seen is $76 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              S100:f/2.0
              XF1:f/1.8
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S100:11.6 EV
              XF1:11.2 EV
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S100:153 ISO
              XF1:199 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S100:20.7 bits
              XF1:20.5 bits
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S100:50.0
              XF1:49.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S100:5x
              XF1:4x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              S100:99x60x28 mm
              XF1:108x62x33 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              S100:1.1"
              XF1:1.3"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S100:198 g
              XF1:255 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S100:$243.99
              XF1:$168.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S100:15s
              XF1:30s
              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 (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S100:461k dots
              XF1:460k dots
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S100:6,400 ISO
              XF1:3,200 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
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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
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $404

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly 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 S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $593

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $70

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $350

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

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $270 - $360

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

              Fujifilm XF1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm XQ1

              Fujifilm XQ1

              Pro digicam

              $259 - $396

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $379

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $400 - $645

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $155

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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