Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Leica D-LUX 5

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

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Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

     

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Really small
Size
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
1"
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
9.6 fps vs 2.5 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
Weight
Significantly lighter
198 g vs 271 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$229.00 vs $857.75
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The best price we've seen is $629 cheaper (3.7x less)
Size
Slightly smaller
99x60x28 mm vs 110x65x25 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 5

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Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
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More than 20% larger sensor
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Leica D-LUX 5.

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2.0
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S100:5x
D-LUX 5:3.8x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Size Very small Help
S100:99x60x28 mm
D-LUX 5:110x65x25 mm
Thickness Very thin Help
S100:1.1"
D-LUX 5:1"
Weight Light weight Help
S100:198 g
D-LUX 5:271 g
Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
12,800 ISO
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
S100:461k dots
D-LUX 5:460k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S100:6,400 ISO
D-LUX 5:3,200 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
S100:12 MP
D-LUX 5:10 MP

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179 - $190

Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$326 - $399

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
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
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$359

Battery life Has a much longer battery life
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $398

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 G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$699

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$420 - $443

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$280

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

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$320

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 - $305

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

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$667 - $699

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$1,084

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,499

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$899 - $1,040

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker

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Canon Powershot S100
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Leica D-LUX 5
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