• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon S100 advantages over Sony A68

  • 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
  • Thinner
    26 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.2 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Sony A68 advantages over Canon S100

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.92 vs 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Better color depth
    24.1 vs 20.7 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    701 vs 153 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.5 vs 11.6 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 580 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    2 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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  • 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
Sony A68
Canon S95
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync

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
Sony A68
Canon S110
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

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
Sony A68
Panasonic LF1
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon T6i

Canon S100
Canon T6i
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in GPS
  • $665
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Sony A68
Canon T6i
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $665
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon T6s

Canon S100
Canon T6s
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in GPS
  • $716
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Sony A68
Canon T6s
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $716
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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