Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Canon Powershot S100

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

67

vs

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

39

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Really small
Size
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

differences

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
Help
Get that real film feel
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
Help
Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
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
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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
Help
The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
Help
Almost the same
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$243.99 vs $684.89
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The best price we've seen is $441 cheaper (2.8x less)
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-ZS7

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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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S100:2400 ms
              DMC-ZS7:2500 ms
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              S100:250 ms
              DMC-ZS7:370 ms

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              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
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $593

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $70

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $404

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $348

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              $146

              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $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

              $391 - $399

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $350

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $270 - $360

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $240 - $249

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $310

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $399

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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