Updated (September 2011): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Canon PowerShot S95 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Winner
Canon PowerShot S95

54

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Really small
Size
Compact (100×58×30 mm)
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot S95.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7.

differences

Advantages of the Canon S95

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the S95's lens captures much more light (1.4 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
Size
Smaller
100×58×30 mm vs 103×60×33 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
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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 2 f-stops better
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The S95's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 1.3"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
193 g vs 218 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS7

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
12x vs 3.8x
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More than 10x more zoom
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              DMC-ZS72.3 fps
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S955.0 cm
              DMC-ZS73.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S953,200 ISO
              DMC-ZS71,600 ISO
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S95720p @ 24fps
              DMC-ZS7720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $264

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $419

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Weight Heavier
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $330

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $238

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Supports RAW No RAW support

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $389

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $209

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Travel zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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