Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Samsung TL500

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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 Samsung TL500

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 50.0 vs 40.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Weight Much lighter 198 g vs 386 g
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Around 50% lighter
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
Color depth Better color depth 20.7 bits vs 19.2 bits
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Distinguishes 1.5 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.6 EV vs 11.1 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 114x63x29 mm
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More than 20% smaller
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 1.5 fps
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Around 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 153 ISO vs 129 ISO
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The S100 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 250 ms vs 320 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.1" vs 1.1"
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Almost the same
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Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Aperture Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the TL500's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
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Almost the same
Battery life Longer battery life 240 shots vs 200 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Aperture Very wide aperture Help
        S100:f/2.0
        TL500:f/1.8
        Supports RAW RAW support Help
        Better editing
        Sensor size Large sensors Help
        S100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
        TL500:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
        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
        TL500:386 g
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        S100:153 ISO
        TL500:129 ISO
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        S100:20.7 bits
        TL500:19.2 bits
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        S100:50.0
        TL500:40.0
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        S100:5x
        TL500:3x

        Compared to recent pro digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Very small Help
        S100:99x60x28 mm
        TL500:114x63x29 mm
        Wide angle Good wide angle Help
        24 mm
        Thickness Very thin Help
        1.1"
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        S100:15s
        TL500:16s
        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen
        Waterproof Not waterproof Help
        Stay on land
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        S100:12,800 ISO
        TL500:None
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        S100:200 shots
        TL500:240 shots
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        S100:6,400 ISO
        TL500:3,200 ISO
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        S100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
        TL500:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $548

        Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot S95

        Canon PowerShot S95

        Pro digicam

        $341

        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $398

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Olympus XZ-1

        Olympus XZ-1

        Pro digicam

        $230 - $300

        Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

        Pro digicam

        $355

        Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
        Battery life Has a much longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix P310

        Nikon Coolpix P310

        Pro digicam

        $268

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        3D Captures 3D images
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot G12

        Canon PowerShot G12

        Pro digicam

        $629

        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $235 - $250

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $450

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $200

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

        Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

        Pro digicam

        $698 - $746

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Overall image quality Much better image quality
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Size Significantly larger

        Samsung TL500 Competitors

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        Samsung EX2F

        Samsung EX2F

        Pro digicam

        $403 - $612

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $250 - $300

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Much larger
        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Pro digicam

        $331 - $425

        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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