• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon S110 advantages over Canon S120

  • Less expensive
    $189 vs $349
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    10 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Canon S120 advantages over Canon S110

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Fast startup
    ~1.50 vs 2.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    246 vs 168 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Less shutter lag
    0.17 vs 0.48 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster RAW shooting
    1.9 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Bright lens; Good image quality; Compact body; Feature-set caters to experienced photographers; Works hand-in-hand with your smartphone.

  • Sub-par battery life; Performance is still spotty; Lens defects at wide angle; Geotagging is reliant on smartphone; No remote shooting support.

The Competition

Compared to Canon S95

Canon S110
Canon S95
  • $261
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Touchscreen
  • $428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Canon S120
Canon S95
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Canon S100

Canon S110
Canon S100
  • $261
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
Canon S120
Canon S100
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Olympus TG-2

Canon S110
Olympus TG-2
  • $261
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More lens zoom
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup
Canon S120
Olympus TG-2
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup

Compared to Olympus XZ-10

Canon S110
Olympus XZ-10
  • $261
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • More dots on screen
Canon S120
Olympus XZ-10
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Panasonic LF1

Canon S110
Panasonic LF1
  • $261
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $289
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC
Canon S120
Panasonic LF1
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $289
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
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