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    Canon S120 vs S110


    Hi guys, as most of you will probably know Canon announced the new S120 just a couple of days ago. Other than a new Digic 6 processor and a slighty faster lens, there doesn't seem to be much difference between the two models. Since the S120 was announced I have already noticed a drop in price of the S110. I am wondering if I should buy the S110 now or wait for the S120 since that will be a more recent model. IQ is obviously my main concern. Looking at the specs, do you guys think the S120 will be a substantial improvement over the S110 in terms of IQ ? In other words, will it be worth the higher price or should I just jump in at the S110 since the price is dropping?

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    I think I'd probably get the latest I could, but if $$$ is an issue, get the S110. I don't think there will be a massive difference, the sensor won't have changed. The faster lens is what would tempt me, if I was in the market for this.
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    How can one know until there are lots of photos taken with an S120 to compare with the S110? Opinions will be uniformed since the S120 isn't in wide use -- yet. No offense, Sue, lol. It's just the IQ isn't really known yet.
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    :P As always, John, its an opinion
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    I had the S90 which I gave to my daughter and got an S95. That one got stolen and I got the S100. I was very happy with the IQ results and general function of all of these. But, I ended up selling the S100 when I got the Sony RX100.
    IMHO you probably be very happy saving a few dollars and picking up S110. But maybe wait to see it there compelling features that would make the newer model better for your usage.

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    Or take a peek at the Panasonic LF1 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyteflyer View Post
    :P As always, John, its an opinion
    Hey, she stuck out her tongue at me! Moderator! Mom, Sue's doing it again!
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    I gave my daughter my camera money for her honeymoon with a strong suggestion for the X-10 (hoping I could borrow it)

    She bought CANON PowerShot SX280 HS (doh!) - It is worth checking out but there are masses of quality options available

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    I read somewhere (don't recall where - maybe DPR) that the primary difference between the two is the wi-fi capability and maybe a slight improvement in AF speed. The same thing held for the G15 to G16 upgrade. So it doesn't sound like IQ or anything about the lens has changed. If wi-fi is a big issue to you, you may want to investigate farther, but otherwise I'd probably go for the S110.

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    I once took a Canon S90 with me in a short trip to Madrid. Although some of the pictures I took still please me, I did not quite like the ergonomy of the S90 - and particularly the fact that it was very hard to see the screen under the Madrid sun. That is why I decided not to buy the S100, and later bought the Panasonic LX7 with its optional electronic viewfinder. In my opinion, this set is miles ahead of the Canon S series in ergonomy, the zoom apertures are much better (and allow for pictures that would be impossible otherwise), and the image quality is - if anything - also better than the Canon's. There are some complaints in the internet about the reliability of these Canons, but I do not know if they are significant. The Canons S90 to S120 are of course more pocketable than the LX7, but if that is important to you, I would take the Panasonic LF1 instead of the Canons. Just a personal opinion.
    [a disclaimer: I have owned several Canons, and have absolutely nothing against this company].


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