Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Size
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

Zoom
Great zoom
12x
Size
Really small
Compact 103x60x33 mm
Weight
Light-weight
218 g
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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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
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
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
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
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 103x60x33 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 250 ms vs 370 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
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
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 2.3 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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
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 Lighter 198 g vs 218 g
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Around 10% lighter
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 2400 ms vs 2500 ms
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ10

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Zoom More zoom 12x vs 5x
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Around 6x more zoom
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Lowest price Cheaper $160.18 vs $255.00
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The best price we've seen is $95 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S100:2400 ms
              DMC-TZ10:2500 ms
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              S100:250 ms
              DMC-TZ10:370 ms

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $528

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $320 - $442

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

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $249 - $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $348

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $320

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $300 - $398

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Travel zoom

              $229

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

              Travel zoom

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

              Panasonic Lumix TZ30

              Travel zoom

              $275

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8

              Travel zoom

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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