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

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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-ZS1

Size
Really small
Compact 103x60x33 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Weight
Light-weight
229 g
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 8.6 MP
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Capture around 40% more detail in your photos
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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
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

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

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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
        Canon PowerShot G15

        Canon PowerShot G15

        Pro digicam

        $420 - $449

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
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        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

        Pro digicam

        $619 - $648

        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $320

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $228 - $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

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Touch screen Has a touch 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 Much 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

        $320

        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

        $356 - $428

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S570

        Nikon Coolpix S570

        Compact

        Size Significantly smaller
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon 1 J1

        Nikon 1 J1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $199 with 10-30mm lens

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Weight Heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Travel zoom

        $500

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

        Pro digicam

        $329

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Zoom Less zoom
        Weight Heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

        Travel zoom

        $280

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

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