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

Canon Powershot S100

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

67

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Olympus Stylus 1050 SW

41

Olympus Stylus 1050 SW

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus 1050 SW

Size
Really small
Compact 93x62x23 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
190 g
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures much more light (1.6 f-stops)
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 38 mm
Help
Around 40% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
Help
Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
Help
Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
Help
More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
3 cm vs 7 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.3x closer to the lens
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
Help
More than 2x higher resolution screen
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
Help
The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
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
93x62x23 mm vs 99x60x28 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
Help
Around 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
190 g vs 198 g
Help
Almost the same
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recommendations

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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S100:5x
              1050 SW:3x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $372

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $249

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

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $593

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

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $70

              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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $119

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

              Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $275

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $150

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Waterproof

              $499

              Waterproof Waterproof
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              True resolution Lower true resolution

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