• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 9.0 megapixels
  • 36.00mm - 360.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 384.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX110 IS advantages over Panasonic ZS10

  • Less expensive
    $300 vs $400 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.79 vs 1.42 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 260 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 13 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Panasonic ZS10 advantages over Canon SX110 IS

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~1.90 vs 2.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 44 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    218g vs 302g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.25 vs 0.63 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    14.1 vs 9.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 36 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.6 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S1000fd

Canon SX110 IS
Fujifilm S1000fd
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Manual focus
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic ZS10
Fujifilm S1000fd
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm S1500

Canon SX110 IS
Fujifilm S1500
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic ZS10
Fujifilm S1500
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon SX120 IS

Canon SX110 IS
Canon SX120 IS
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • $215
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Panasonic ZS10
Canon SX120 IS
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $215
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Panasonic ZS8

Canon SX110 IS
Panasonic ZS8
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Thinner
Panasonic ZS10
Panasonic ZS8
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon S8200

Canon SX110 IS
Nikon S8200
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Newer
Panasonic ZS10
Nikon S8200
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
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