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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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 
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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
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
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.6 EV vs 11.1 EV
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0.5 f-stops more 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
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
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 114x63x29 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Color depth Better color depth 20.7 bits vs 19.2 bits
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Distinguishes 1.5 more bits of color
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 1.5 fps
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Around 6.5x faster continuous shooting
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 250 ms vs 320 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
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
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.1" vs 1.1"
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Almost the same
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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
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
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)
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S100:11.6 EV
              TL500:11.1 EV
              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
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              S100:250 ms
              TL500:320 ms
              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"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S100:$294.00
              TL500:$299.00
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S100:15s
              TL500:16s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              S100:12,800 ISO
              TL500:None
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S100:200 shots
              TL500:240 shots
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S100:6,400 ISO
              TL500:3,200 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              S100:12 MP
              TL500:10 MP
              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

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $249

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

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

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $309 - $344

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $362 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $515

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $194

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $300

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Aperture Much narrower aperture

              Samsung TL500 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180 - $250

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Samsung EX2F

              Samsung EX2F

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag

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