Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Winner
Fujifilm Finepix X10

55

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Canon PowerShot S95

50

Canon PowerShot S95

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Many focus points
Focus points
49
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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Advantages of the Canon S95

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Size
Smaller
99x58x29 mm vs 117x70x57 mm
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2.7x smaller
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Weight
Lighter
193 g vs 350 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 2.2"
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Around 50% thinner
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X10

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Sensor size
Larger sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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More than 30% larger sensor
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
245 ISO vs 153 ISO
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The X10 has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
200 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 200 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
Overall image quality
Better image quality
50.0 vs 47.0
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Around 10% better image quality
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$400.09 vs $459.00
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (more than 10% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              f/2.0
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.3 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S95:20.4 bits
              X10:20.5 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S95:153 ISO
              X10:245 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S95:47.0
              X10:50.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S95:3.8x
              X10:4x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S95:15s
              X10:30s
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S95:461k dots
              X10:460k dots
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              S95:10 MP
              X10:12 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $245 - $400

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $349

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $578

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $372

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $80

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              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

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $671

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $340 - $348

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $168 - $293

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO

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