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Panasonic Lumix TS4

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS4

Size
Really small
Compact 103x64x27 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
 
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures much more light (1.4 f-stops)
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.5" 6.1x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The S100's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Size Slightly smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 103x64x27 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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Advantages of the Panasonic TS4

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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 Significantly longer battery life 310 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
Waterproof Waterproof Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Focus points More focus points 23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Lowest price Cheaper $199.99 vs $280.00
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The best price we've seen is $80 cheaper (around 30% less)
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.1" vs 1.1"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Weight Heavy Help
              S100:198 g
              TS4:197 g
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S100:5x
              TS4:4.6x

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              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $348

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $310 - $377

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $153 - $178

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $228

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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