Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Startup delay Much less startup delay 2400 ms vs 3700 ms
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Around 40% less delay when turning on
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 111x68x46 mm
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2.1x smaller
Weight Lighter 198 g vs 298 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $280.00 vs $398.00
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The best price we've seen is $118 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX7

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Aperture Wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX7's lens captures much more light (1 f-stop)
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life Longer battery life 330 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.7 EV vs 11.6 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Focus points More focus points 23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 11 fps vs 9.6 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              S100:f/2.0
              DMC-LX7:f/1.4
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S100:1080p @ 24fps
              DMC-LX7:1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              S100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
              DMC-LX7:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S100:2400 ms
              DMC-LX7:3700 ms
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S100:153 ISO
              DMC-LX7:147 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              20.7 bits
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              50.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S100:5x
              DMC-LX7:3.8x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
              DMC-LX7:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm

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              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $355

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698 - $730

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $400 - $499

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $340

              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $700

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix LF1

              Panasonic Lumix LF1

              Pro digicam

              $250 - $471

              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $406

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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              EMS (8:46 PM, January 25, 2014)
              Can you tell me what would be the best point and shoot camera for getting good portraits with blurred backgrounds? I don't want a dslr and want to stay under $200 . I am willing to buy older/used to do that. I favor canon but am open to other brands. I've done pretty much studying into this but cant make up my mind :( Thank you