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

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
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
True resolution Much higher true resolution 12 MP vs 8.6 MP
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Capture around 40% more detail in your photos
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 103x60x33 mm
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Around 20% smaller
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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.5" 5.8x4.3mm
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Around 70% larger sensor
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 2.5 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Wide angle 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
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Weight Heavy Help
        S100:198 g
        DMC-ZS1:229 g
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support

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        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $235 - $250

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

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $450

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $398

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot G15

        Canon PowerShot G15

        Pro digicam

        $390 - $420

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $548

        Overall image quality Much better image quality
        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot S95

        Canon PowerShot S95

        Pro digicam

        $348

        Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
        Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

        Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

        Pro digicam

        $698

        Overall image quality Much better image quality
        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Size Significantly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $200

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1 Competitors

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        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Travel zoom

        $466

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $319 - $399

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

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        Size Significantly smaller
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Zoom Less zoom
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

        Travel zoom

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Samsung WB250F

        Samsung WB250F

        Travel zoom

        $111 - $169

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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