Canon S100 vs Canon S95

by Enche Tjin on September 17, 2011

Canon continues to upgrade one of its popular advanced compact camera, Canon S series this year. Canon S100, S95, S90 are the most compact Canon advanced cameras up to date. It features manual control with bright zoom lens (f/2) in a small package.

Canon S100 has many changes compared to Canon S95 and S90. It has new 12MP CMOS sensor instead of 10MP CCD sensor. This change effects the continuous shooting speed and video recording quality.


There are plenty other key upgrades such as:

28-105mm lens f/2-4.9 –> 24-120mm f/2-f/5.9 lens (longer range).
DIGIC IV –> DIGIC V (faster image processing increase image quality especially in high ISO)
0.9 fps –> 2.3 fps, 9.6 fps in high speed burst mode
HD (720p) –> Full HD (1024p) video recording
ISO 80-3200 –> 80-6400
No GPS –> GPS tracker
No grip –> Finger grip

Overall, I think the upgrades are very good especially the image processing engine and CMOS sensor. I think the zoom lens a bit disappointing because even though we will enjoy longer reach, but the maximum aperture is tiny at f/5.9 instead of f/4.9. Nevertheless, Canon S100 will be quite successful in the market because it is a very advanced, and yet very pocket-able.

Canon S100 is selling at $429 today which is about $29 more expensive than its predecessors.

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John September 19, 2011 at 10:51 am

S100 lens is 24-120, not 28-120

Enche Tjin September 19, 2011 at 12:31 pm

thanks for the correction

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