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

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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 DMC-TZ10

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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
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
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        GPS Built-in GPS Help
        Great for travel
        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

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        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-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $362 - $398

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

        Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $213 - $249

        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 S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $449

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Canon PowerShot S95

        Canon PowerShot S95

        Pro digicam

        $309 - $344

        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

        $232

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Slightly smaller
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $350

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix TZ40

        Panasonic Lumix TZ40

        Travel zoom

        $230

        Zoom More zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $482

        Zoom Much more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

        Travel zoom

        GPS No built-in GPS
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

        Panasonic Lumix TZ30

        Travel zoom

        $275

        Zoom More zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

        Travel zoom

        $376 - $441

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies

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