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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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
Size Smaller 99x58x29 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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2.2x smaller
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
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 Cheaper $240.99 vs $329.95
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The best price we've seen is $89 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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 Common Weaknesses

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

              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
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              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S95:1.9 fps
              SX130 IS:1 fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S95:720p @ 24fps
              SX130 IS:720p @ 30fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $210 - $249

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $230

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $499

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $327 - $400

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $479 - $498

              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

              $545

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $232 - $290

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $180

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $250

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $117 - $170

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Travel zoom

              $223

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger

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