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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Size
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
True resolution
High true resolution
12 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x28 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
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
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
Size Slightly smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 105x59x28 mm
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Almost the same
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 220 fps
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Around 10% higher fps
Weight Slightly lighter 198 g vs 206 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic ZS20

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Zoom Much more zoom 20x vs 5x
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16x more zoom
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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 Longer battery life 260 shots vs 200 shots
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30% more shots per battery charge
Focus points More focus points 23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Lowest price Cheaper $229.00 vs $280.00
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              S100:240 fps
              ZS20:220 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              S100:198 g
              ZS20:206 g

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $338

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              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
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $343

              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 - $746

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319 - $499

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Touch screen No touch screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $328

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Smaller
              Touch screen No touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Travel zoom

              $137 - $220

              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS

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