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

Canon Powershot S100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

64

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Compact 99x60x28 mm
 

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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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10.

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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)
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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.6 fps vs 2.3 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
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
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
250 ms vs 370 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
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
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
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S1002400 ms
              DMC-TZ102500 ms
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              S100250 ms
              DMC-TZ10370 ms
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $445

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $209 - $235

              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

              $399

              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

              $398 - $498

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $272

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

              Travel zoom

              $283

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

              Panasonic Lumix TZ30

              Travel zoom

              $275

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

              Travel zoom

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Weight Slightly heavier

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