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

69

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

63

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
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

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

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

competitors

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$399

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Zoom Much less zoom
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 S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$360

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

Compact

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Screen size Smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix FX80

Panasonic Lumix FX80

Compact

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Slightly lighter
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Compact

$232

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Weight Lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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Canon Powershot S100
Powershot S100
Canon

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78
Lumix DMC-FX78
Panasonic

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