Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Overall image quality Much better image quality 50.0 vs 27.0
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Around 90% better image quality
Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Size Significantly smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 118x75x89 mm
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4.7x smaller
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.6 EV vs 10.1 EV
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1.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 27 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Color depth Better color depth 20.7 bits vs 17.9 bits
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Distinguishes 2.8 more bits of color
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 2.5 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.1" vs 3.5"
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3.2x thinner
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 153 ISO vs 79 ISO
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The S100 has a slight edge (1 f-stop) in low noise, high ISO performance
Weight Significantly lighter 198 g vs 417 g
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2.1x lighter
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 Much cheaper $327.00 vs $699.95
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The best price we've seen is $373 cheaper (2.1x less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ28

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Zoom More zoom 18x vs 5x
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Around 13x more zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              S100:$327.00
              DMC-FZ28:$699.95
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S100:153 ISO
              DMC-FZ28:79 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S100:20.7 bits
              DMC-FZ28:17.9 bits
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S100:50.0
              DMC-FZ28:27.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $338 - $348

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

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $210 - $249

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $479 - $498

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $330

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

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $232 - $290

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $365 - $598

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $490

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $704

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $192

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support

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