Updated (September 2011): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 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)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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

Items often bought with the Canon S100 or Leica D-LUX 5

galleries

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

Report a correction
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
Help
Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
Help
CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.6 fps vs 2.5 fps
Help
Around 4x faster continuous shooting
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
Help
The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$260.00 vs $1,099.95
Help
The best price we've seen is $840 cheaper (4.2x less)
Weight
Significantly lighter
198 g vs 271 g
Help
Around 30% lighter
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
Help
Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Size
Slightly smaller
99×60×28 mm vs 110×65×25 mm
Help
Around 10% smaller
Canon Powershot S100 Learn more about
the Canon S100

Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 5

Report a correction
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
Help
More than 20% larger sensor
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 15s
Help
4x longer exposures
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
Help
More than 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
Help
2x faster max shutter speed
Leica D-LUX 5 Learn more about
the Leica D-LUX 5
vs

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
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. 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
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 Very 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 (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S1006,400 ISO
D-LUX 53,200 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
S10012 MP
D-LUX 510 MP
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
S100461k dots
D-LUX 5460k dots
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
S1001/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
D-LUX 51/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm

dxomark

DXOMark

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
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$314

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$449

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

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$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

$260

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

$400

High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$312

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
Supports RAW No RAW support
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$484 - $649

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Size Significantly larger

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
Thickness Much thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,198 body only

$1,215 with 15mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Much larger
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
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 X1

Leica X1

Boutique

$1,480

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Image stabilization No image stabilization

appearance

Canon Powershot S100 Leica D-LUX 5
Canon Powershot S100 Leica D-LUX 5
Canon Powershot S100 Leica D-LUX 5

discussion

Canon Powershot S100
Powershot S100
Canon

Report a correction
Leica D-LUX 5
D-LUX 5
Leica

Report a correction

Showing 0 comments