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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Size
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Zoom
Great zoom
16x
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
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 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
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 Significantly 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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $239.95 vs $280.00
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
              Weight Heavy Help
              S100:198 g
              ZS15:208 g

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              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-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

              $235 - $295

              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $399

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $174 - $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
              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $220

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

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