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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus 1050 SW

Size
Really small
Compact 93x62x23 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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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
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)
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
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
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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 7 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.3x closer to the lens
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"
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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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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        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-1

        Olympus XZ-1

        Pro digicam

        $500

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $213 - $249

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

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $449

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution 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

        $309 - $340

        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
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

        Olympus Stylus 1050 SW Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $250 - $297

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Olympus Stylus 790 SW

        Olympus Stylus 790 SW

        Waterproof

        Size Smaller
        Waterproof Waterproof
        Screen size Smaller screen
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

        Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

        Waterproof

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Fujifilm X-A1

        Fujifilm X-A1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $449 with 16-50mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Samsung CL5

        Samsung CL5

        Compact

        Size Smaller
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor

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