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

Canon Powershot S100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

63

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Compact (99×60×28 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Size
Really small
Compact (103×60×33 mm)
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

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Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7.

differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2 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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.6 fps vs 2.3 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
99×60×28 mm vs 103×60×33 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 4 f-stops better
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The S100's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
198 g vs 218 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              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

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $298

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              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

              $260

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $237

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $974

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $206

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Overall image quality Much worse image quality
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $389

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $209

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $285

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Travel zoom

              $370

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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