Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Olympus Stylus 1050 SW

Canon Powershot S100 vs Olympus Stylus 1050 SW

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

63

Olympus Stylus 1050 SW

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus 1050 SW

Size
Really small
Compact (93×62×23 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
190 g

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Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
Explore our gallery of 42 sample photos taken by the Olympus Stylus 1050 SW.

differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 38 mm
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Around 40% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures much more light (1.6 f-stops)
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high 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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 7.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.3x closer to the lens
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$319.00 vs $599.00
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The best price we've seen is $280 cheaper (around 50% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus 1050 SW

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Size
Smaller
93×62×23 mm vs 99×60×28 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
190 g vs 198 g
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              S100$319.00
              1050 SW$599.00
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $282

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              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

              $250

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $470

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $233

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

              Olympus Stylus 1050 SW Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $275 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $650 body only

              $630 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $169

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $89

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization

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