Updated (August 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot S95 vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot S95 vs Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot S95

44

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

29

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

Items often bought with the S95 or SX130 IS

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot S95.
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differences

Advantages of the Canon S95

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2 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
100×58×30 mm vs 113×73×46 mm
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2.2x smaller
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
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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 2 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
193 g vs 308 g
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Around 40% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.9 fps vs 1 fps
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Around 90% faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon SX130 IS

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/1600s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$205.00 vs $400.00
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The best price we've seen is $195 cheaper (around 50% less)
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recommendations

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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S95720p @ 24fps
              SX130 IS720p @ 30fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $260

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $260

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              $299

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

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $266

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

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $89

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

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

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