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

56

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.6 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Size
Really small
Super compact (99×56×20 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

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

competitors

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$499

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $580

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$199

Overall image quality Better image quality
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Compact

$370

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

Compact

$300

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Macro focus Better macro capability
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$418 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Much larger

discussion

Canon Powershot S100
Powershot S100
Canon

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78
Lumix DMC-FX78
Panasonic

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