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

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Canon PowerShot S95

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Canon PowerShot S95

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2200 ms startup delay
 
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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
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 Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              f/2.0
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              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 Common Weaknesses

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

              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

              $330 - $449

              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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $580

              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 S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $249

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $308 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $500

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              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

              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-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $1,258

              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

              $683 - $1,299

              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
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $199 - $294

              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

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