Updated (September 2011): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Canon Powershot S100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

68

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Size
Really small
Super compact (99×56×20 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.

competitors

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$700

Battery life Much longer battery life
External flash Supports an external flash
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$299 - $315

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$500

High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$500

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Size Much larger
Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

Travel zoom

$138

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Screen size Much smaller screen

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Canon Powershot S100
Powershot S100
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78
Lumix DMC-FX78
Panasonic

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