• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 483.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon S100 advantages over Samsung WB350F

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.90 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung WB350F advantages over Canon S100

  • Less expensive
    $260 vs $430 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • More telephoto lens reach
    483 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 310 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    5 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    16.3 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • 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

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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
Samsung WB350F
Canon S95
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung WB850F

Canon S100
Samsung WB850F
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $486
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen
Samsung WB350F
Samsung WB850F
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $486
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Canon S110

Canon S100
Canon S110
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $424
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung WB350F
Canon S110
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $424
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung WB800F

Canon S100
Samsung WB800F
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Samsung WB350F
Samsung WB800F
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch

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
Samsung WB350F
Panasonic LF1
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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