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Canon Powershot S100 vs Panasonic Lumix TS4

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

65

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

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

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS4

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"
Weight
Light-weight
197 g

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100. Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4.

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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)
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.6 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Size
Slightly smaller
99x60x28 mm vs 103x64x27 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$218.00 vs $360.99
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The best price we've seen is $143 cheaper (around 40% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1300s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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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
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
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S1001080p @ 24fps
              TS41080p @ 60fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S1005x
              TS44.6x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $249

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $429

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $110

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $249 - $299

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 (Lumix DMC-FT6)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 (Lumix DMC-FT6)

              Waterproof

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $189

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $166

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $280

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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