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

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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 DMC-FZ28

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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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 Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 27 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Color depth Better color depth 20.7 bits vs 17.9 bits
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Distinguishes 2.8 more bits of color
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
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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
        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

        $331 - $398

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $230 - $249

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        GPS No built-in GPS
        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

        $498

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

        Canon PowerShot S95

        Pro digicam

        $309 - $337

        Startup delay Less startup delay
        Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot S200

        Canon PowerShot S200

        Pro digicam

        $232

        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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        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $380 - $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

        $551

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Super zoom

        $298 - $330

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Placeholder

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

        Pro digicam

        External flash Supports an external flash
        Sensor size Larger sensor
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

        Super zoom

        $600

        Screen size Smaller screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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