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

Canon Powershot S100 vs Leica D-LUX 5

Canon Powershot S100
Leica D-LUX 5

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
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 Leica D-LUX 5

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

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Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
Explore our gallery of 17 sample photos taken by the Leica D-LUX 5.

differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.6 fps vs 2.5 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$329.99 vs $1,495.12
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The best price we've seen is $1,165 cheaper (4.5x less)
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
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Weight
Significantly lighter
198 g vs 271 g
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Around 30% lighter
Size
Slightly smaller
99×60×28 mm vs 110×65×25 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" 7.49x5.52mm
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More than 20% larger sensor
Macro focus
Significantly 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
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

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3"
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
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
S1005x
D-LUX 53.8x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Size Very small Help
S10099×60×28 mm
D-LUX 5110×65×25 mm
Thickness Thin Help
S1001.1"
D-LUX 51"
Common Weaknesses
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
D-LUX 53,200 ISO
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
S100461k dots
D-LUX 5460k 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 much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$976

Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Battery life Has a much longer battery life
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Battery life Has a much longer battery life
Focus points Has slightly more focus points
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$399

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
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
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$250

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$645

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

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$314 - $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

$264

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$399

Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies
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
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$206

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Overall image quality Much worse image quality

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$782

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

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$2,300

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Lowest price Much more expensive
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$947 - $1,052

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Much larger
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,499

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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Canon Powershot S100
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Leica D-LUX 5
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