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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

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 $186.02 vs $329.99
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The best price we've seen is $144 cheaper (more than 40% 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.

              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
              S95:1.9 fps
              SX130 IS:1 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S95:720p @ 24fps
              SX130 IS:720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S95:3.8x
              SX130 IS:12x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $330 - $449

              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

              $249 - $349

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $499

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $169 - $250

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

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

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $255 - $800

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              $146

              Shutter lag Much 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-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $320

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $190

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $265

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $248

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen

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