Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
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-ZS1

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 848 x 480 @ 30fps
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Shoots high 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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 103x60x33 mm
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Around 20% smaller
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 8.6 MP
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Capture around 40% more detail in your photos
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
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 2.5 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.5" 5.8x4.3mm
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Around 70% 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 229 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS1

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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

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $249

        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Dynamic range Has significantly narrower dynamic range
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $449

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        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
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $350

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Olympus XZ-1

        Olympus XZ-1

        Pro digicam

        $444 - $564

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $242 - $281

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Aperture Has a much narrower aperture

        Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S95

        Canon PowerShot S95

        Pro digicam

        $329

        Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Canon PowerShot S200

        Canon PowerShot S200

        Pro digicam

        $331 - $428

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Slightly smaller
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Nikon Coolpix P330

        Nikon Coolpix P330

        Pro digicam

        $295

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

        Travel zoom

        $370

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Travel zoom

        $487

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

        Travel zoom

        $220

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $484 - $501

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

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