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

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

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

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Size
Really small
Compact 110x65x25 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
1"
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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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 $307.00 vs $974.98
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The best price we've seen is $668 cheaper (3.2x 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
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2.0
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S100:5x
D-LUX 5:3.8x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Size Very small Help
S100:99x60x28 mm
D-LUX 5:110x65x25 mm
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Thickness Very thin Help
S100:1.1"
D-LUX 5:1"
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
12,800 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
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
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $499

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
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
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$511 - $549

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$499

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$323 - $425

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-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$259 - $400

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$220 - $299

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $451

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$327

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

$232

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$279

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
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

$636 - $999

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

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$899

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$799

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$500

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$769

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

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