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Canon PowerShot S95 vs Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot S95

46

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

29

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm

differences

Advantages of the Canon S95

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the S95's lens captures much more light (1.5 f-stops)
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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
Size
Smaller
99x58x29 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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2.2x smaller
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S95's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight
Lighter
193 g vs 308 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.9 fps vs 1 fps
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Around 90% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Canon SX130 IS

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Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
12x vs 3.8x
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More than 10x more zoom
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$208.25 vs $449.00
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The best price we've seen is $241 cheaper (2.2x less)
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/1600s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S951.9 fps
              SX130 IS1 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S953,200 ISO
              SX130 IS1,600 ISO
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S95720p @ 24fps
              SX130 IS720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S953.8x
              SX130 IS12x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $199 - $210

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $214

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              $878

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $320

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $967

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $180

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Larger

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