• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon S95 advantages over Panasonic CM1

  • Less expensive
    $400 vs $1000 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    105 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Panasonic CM1 advantages over Canon S95

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 2.08 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 720p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    21 mm vs 29 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    6221k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 1.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-LX3

Canon S95
Panasonic DMC-LX3
  • $428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $450
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
Panasonic CM1
Panasonic DMC-LX3
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $450
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon S90

Canon S95
Canon S90
  • $428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $430
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Less shutter lag
Panasonic CM1
Canon S90
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $430
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic LX5

Canon S95
Panasonic LX5
  • $428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $550
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
Panasonic CM1
Panasonic LX5
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $550
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon S100

Canon S95
Canon S100
  • $428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
Panasonic CM1
Canon S100
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon S110

Canon S95
Canon S110
  • $428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $374
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic CM1
Canon S110
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $374
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Larger lens aperture
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