Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Canon Powershot S100 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Really small
Size
Compact (99×60×28 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Thin
Thickness
1.1"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

Items often bought with the Canon S100 or Panasonic ZS15

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
Explore our gallery of 7 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15.

differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

Report a correction
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/3.3
Help
At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures much more light (1.4 f-stops)
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Smaller
99×60×28 mm vs 105×58×33 mm
Help
Around 20% smaller
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
Help
The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
Help
Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Help
Around 50% larger sensor
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
Help
Around 20% thinner
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
Help
The S100's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Slightly lighter
198 g vs 208 g
Help
Almost the same
Canon Powershot S100 Learn more about
the Canon S100

Advantages of the Panasonic ZS15

Report a correction
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 5x
Help
More than 10x more zoom
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
23 vs 9
Help
Set focus accurately within the frame
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 15s
Help
4x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
Help
2x faster max shutter speed
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Learn more about
the Panasonic ZS15
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

Snapsort Recommends
Canon Powershot S100 Canon Powershot S100 60
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save
        vs
        39 Panasonic Lumix ZS15 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S1001080p @ 24fps
              ZS151080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              S1009.6 fps
              ZS1510 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              dxomark

              DXOMark

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $257

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $260

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              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
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $312

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $400

              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $200

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $369

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $285

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $344

              GPS Has a GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              appearance

              Canon Powershot S100 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
              Canon Powershot S100 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
              Canon Powershot S100 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              discussion

              Canon Powershot S100
              Powershot S100
              Canon

              Report a correction
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
              Lumix ZS15
              Panasonic

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments