• 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 S100 advantages over Canon N100

  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    26 mm vs 35 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    192g vs 289g
    Lighter weight
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Canon N100 advantages over Canon S100

  • Less expensive
    $350 vs $430 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 330 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    5 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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 Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Slimmer than past models; 12-megapixel resolution sensor improves on image quality across ISO range; Video includes 1080p, autofocus, and zoom during recording; HDR mode works well.

  • Costs $30 more; Slight buzz when zooming while recording video; Grip isn't as useful as it could be; Slow autofocus.

The Competition

Compared to Canon S95

Canon S100
Canon S95
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Higher extended ISO
Canon N100
Canon S95
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Canon G15

Canon S100
Canon G15
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Thinner
  • $622
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon N100
Canon G15
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $622
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Canon S110

Canon S100
Canon S110
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon N100
Canon S110
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Manual focus

Compared to Panasonic LF1

Canon S100
Panasonic LF1
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon N100
Panasonic LF1
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon G16

Canon S100
Canon G16
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Thinner
  • $599
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon N100
Canon G16
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $599
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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