Updated (September 2011): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot S95 vs Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot S95

47

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

30

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
1.0 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2500 of a second

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot S95.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS.

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
Size
Smaller
100×58×30 mm vs 113×73×46 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" 6.16x4.62mm
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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
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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$202.17 vs $445.00
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The best price we've seen is $243 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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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
              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 S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $264

              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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Has significantly 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 S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $319

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $589

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Supports RAW No RAW support

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $150

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $180

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

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $170

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Travel zoom

              $204

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

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