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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Zoom
Great zoom
16x
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

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
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
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 105x58x33 mm
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Around 20% smaller
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
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
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 198 g vs 208 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic ZS15

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Zoom More zoom 16x vs 5x
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More than 10x more zoom
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
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
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $220 - $249

        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Dynamic range Has significantly narrower dynamic range
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $598

        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $338 - $398

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $329

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Has a much narrower aperture

        Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $451

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Canon PowerShot S95

        Canon PowerShot S95

        Pro digicam

        $328

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

        Canon PowerShot S200

        Pro digicam

        $232 - $290

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Slightly smaller
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $225

        Size Significantly smaller
        Weight Significantly lighter
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $399

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $210 - $220

        Zoom More zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

        Travel zoom

        $599

        GPS Has a GPS
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $215 - $300

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Size Significantly smaller
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Zoom Less zoom
        Screen size Smaller screen

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