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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX C3

Overall image quality
Great image quality
73.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1200 ms startup delay
 
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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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
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 250 ms vs 430 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
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
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 5.5 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Size Slightly smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 110x60x33 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 198 g vs 225 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $305.00 vs $499.00
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The best price we've seen is $194 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Sony C3

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Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 73.0 vs 50.0
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Around 50% better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Color depth Better color depth 22.7 bits vs 20.7 bits
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Distinguishes 2 more bits of color
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay 1200 ms vs 2400 ms
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2x less delay when turning on
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
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Around 9x larger sensor
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 1,083 ISO vs 153 ISO
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The C3 has excellent image quality 2.8 f-stops higher ISO than the S100
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.2 EV vs 11.6 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
True resolution Higher true resolution 16 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Battery life Longer battery life 400 shots vs 200 shots
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2x more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The C3's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Focus points More focus points 25 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              S100:99x60x28 mm
              C3:110x60x33 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Thickness Thin Help
              S100:1.1"
              C3:1.3"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $300 body only

              $311 - $400 with 22mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $249

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $309 - $329

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $232

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $331 - $348

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $300

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

              Sony NEX C3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony NEX-F3

              Sony NEX-F3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $389 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $640 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Sony Alpha NEX-3

              Sony Alpha NEX-3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $489 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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